"Before midnight" in Kardamili

The film "Before Midnight", sequel to Before Sunrise and Before Sunset, has wrapped and was secretly shot in Greece. Production got under way in August, 2012, with both Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy spotted then in Greece - supposedly in a grocery store in Kardamili in the southern portion of the Peloponnese peninsula - an area which is off the radar for many tourists, at least until now.

The movie opens May 24rd, 2013, in the U.S., in New York, Los Angeles, and Austin, before presumably going wide the following week.Before Midnight Locations in Greece

During the filming, Ethan Hawke stayed at the Costa Navarino resort in Messinia, and was spotted in Kardamili. The Westin Resort Hotel at Costa Navarino confirmed that Ethan Hawke stayed there during the filming, but also stated that his room was used for some of the filming and was "specially redecorated" for its "role" in the film. Avid film fans can stay in the same room; ask for it directly. 

One filming location has been reported by Sceptical Traveler blogger Andrew Bostock to be the house of writer Patrick "Paddy" Leigh Fermor, the site of a writer's retreat offered to Ethan Hawke's character. Fermor is known throughout Greece for his World War II exploits, including his involvement in the kidnapping of General Kreipe on the Greek island of Crete, an act which deeply embarassed the Nazi occupiers of Greece. The story was told in "Ill Met by Moonlight". While a character named "Patrick" is in the film, the real Patrick Leigh Fermor died in 2011 and his house is now a museum, which was lent for filming by the Benaki Museum.

Other locations include Pylos, where the archaeological site of the Palace of Nestor is, though it is only seen (literally) in passing in the film as Celine and Jesse decide to keep driving. Koroni, with its romantic and dramatic Venetian castle, has also been mentioned.

Foneas Beach, near Kardamili, was also allegedly used as a location in the film;