Shirley Valentine

Mykonos

A classic romcom and escapism film where we see Shirley Bradshaw take a holiday with her friend to escape the monotony of everyday life, take a break from her husband, Joe and try to find the Shirley Valentine in herself again; and what a place to film it, the soft white sands, deep blues skies and gentle pace of life on the Greek island of Mykonos. If there is ever a scene to recreate in real-life this is the one.

Shirley Valentine Beach

Agios Ioannis Beach | Agios Ioannis Diakoftis, Mykonos | Greece

Shirley Valentine Beach Location

The beach in that iconic scene where Shirley sits realising the dream wasn't quite yet as it should be and the end where Joe arrives. This is the one that people travel for.

The beach is usually fairly quiet and not overrun with tourists and while some development over the years has taken place with some things changing the area is still firmly recognisable. The beach isn't particulary large and the area has a number of restaurants and hotels although some prices can be a little high. If you're a big fan of the film and the scene then this is definitely a box to check.

Where to find Shirley Valentine Beach

Our recommended near-by accommodation

Pick Your Favourite

£85 - £100
Romantic

Hippie Chic Mykonos Hotel
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TripAdvisor
£85 - £100
Romantic

Hippie Chic Mykonos Hotel
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Expedia
* Please ensure your hotel is near enough to the location for your needs.

Costas' Restaurant

Hippie Fish | Agios Ioannis, Mykonos | Greece

If there is one place you'll probably want to visit if you're doing the Shirley Valentine movie hike then that will be Costas' restuarant bar overlooking the sea. The real restaurant is, at the time of writing, Hippie Fish Restaurant in Agios Ioannis.

If you're not staying in the area then you can get there on a short bus journey from Mykonos town for a couple of Euros.

Get more information about Hippie Fish Restaurant, including the local cuisine on offer, on the Hippe Fish Restaurant website.

Where to find Costas' Restaurant

Our recommended near-by accommodation

Pick Your Favourite

£85 - £100
Romantic

Hippie Chic Mykonos Hotel
Book Now >
TripAdvisor
£85 - £100
Romantic

Hippie Chic Mykonos Hotel
Book Now >
Expedia
* Please ensure your hotel is near enough to the location for your needs.