In 2010 one of the most expensive Greek television productions premiered on Mega channel, a Greek national wide coverage TV network. The series was based on the best selling novel of Victoria Hislop, 'The island' and was able to attract 6 out of 10 people watching TV at the time each episode was aired. More than 3.5 million people watched the premier and each subsequent episode. The filming took place on the original locations including Plaka, Spinalonga, Elounda amd Agios Nikolaos. The series was a huge success and gave a lot of publicity to the island as many Greeks wanted to visit the locations their favorite show was filmed.
Photo taken at Spinalónga, Lasithi, Greece