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The Weekend Neos Kosmos : 12 August 2017
DIGITAL.NEOSKOSMOS.COM THE WEEKEND NEOS KOSMOS | SATURDAY 12 AUGUST 2017 15 FEATURE Bruce Willis owns a mansion in Corfu. Anthony Quinn has an entire bay named after him in Rhodes, and had purchased land while filming The Guns of Navarone in 1961. Rowan Atkinson has found a secret haven in Andros. she first visited and the 49-yearold Hollywood star purchased a €900,000 double-storey home overlooking the Monastery of Saint John the Theologian, and the clear blue waters. "Julia Roberts visits our island regularly and we enjoy having her spend time on Patmos, but we can't confirm whether she has purchased her own home here," Ioannis Skebes, Patmos Tourism Coordinator said in an interview with Neos Kosmos. ROWAN ATKINSON English actor, comedian, and screenwriter Rowan Atkinson loves Greece and also owns a cottage on the island of Andros. The famous Mr Bean actor has been spotted spending his summer vacations in the Aegean numerous times in the last few years but prefers to make his presence unknown. YIANNIS CHRYSOMALLIS Although Greek-born composer Yanni (Yiannis Chrysomallis) lives permanently in the US, the awardwinning musician never forgets his Greek roots and his family in Greece. The 62-year-old frequently visits his birth place - Kalamata - and has a home in the area of Akrogiali, where he enjoys spending time with his friends and family. SEAN CONNERY Scottish actor, producer, and Academy Award winner Sean Connery, has reportedly purchased a luxurious house on the 'Greek Riviera' in the area of Porto Heli. The 86-year-old legendary James Bond figure visits his Greek home often and enjoys talking to the locals and indulging in traditional Greek cuisine. ROMAN ABRAMOVIC Russian billionaire and businessman Roman Abramovic has also purchased a 29-acre property in Porto Heli. His land reportedly includes a church, a tennis court, and pool houses. EMIR KUSTURICA Captivated by the beauty of the Greek island, prominent Serbian film director and actor Emir Kusturica bought a house on the island of Sifnos, expressing once again his love for Greece. The director's adoration for Sifnos grew during the making of the film Nicostratus (The Pelican), in which he also starred. According to local press, during the premiere of Nicostratus, the two-time winner of the Cannes Palme d'Or revealed that he doesn't view the island of Sifnos just as a place for a holiday, but the place where he intends to retire. BRUCE WILLIS Bruce Willis is also rumoured to have bought land on the island of Corfu, northwestern Greece, but this information is yet to be confirmed. RICHARD GERE Similarly to Julia Roberts, Richard Gere has shown particular interest in the serene island of Patmos, but whether he has purchased a property on the island remains unknown. ANTHONY QUINN American legend Anthony Quinn, used to also have his own land in Greece which 'Zorba the Greek' purchased during the filming of The Guns of Navarone in Rhodes. Infamous Anthony Quinn Bay and Beach in Rhodes, near the village of Faliraki were named in honour of a true Philhellene. Sean Connery owns a home in Porto Heli. Emir Kusturica’s holiday home is on Sifnos.
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