AMORGOS – THE BIG BLUE shot in the most beautiful Greek Island

It is said to be the most beautiful of the Greek Islands. It was the setting of the movie The Big Blue which starred our good friend Jean-Marc Barr who played Matthais Singer for me in my (Stuart St Paul) Thomas Hardy romantic movie, The Scarlet Tunic. It is a picture to live in that you get lost exploring. However, you will probably climb to the monastery of Hozoviotissa. It is built into the cliff face 300 metres above the sea. The building is 8 storeys high but only five metres deep. The narrow building makes for small rooms and a stairway to the chapel only the small might manage.

Azamara and Star Clippers are regular visitors here.

Above is the film made in Amorgos starring Jean-marc, to the right he is with Emma Fielding in Stuart’s The Scarlet Tunic. Stuart’s mystery cruise thrillers can be found on his Amazon CV page.

Looking at the locally offered attractions and tours is the first thing a movie location scout will do. Here is a collection of locally offered tours to start your research. If we have made a film it will be on our Doris Visits cruise port YOUTUBE channel which is approaching two million views. Any film should be listed here under the port name. Please take a few minutes to watch that to as we often find gems and explain the local buses as well as hit the highlights. 

Check out my cruise and port accurate mystery thrillers in paperback and eBook with some in large print and as audiobooks. They are all set on a cruise and written like movies or TV shows. Well, that is where I spent the last 50 years! 

Local tours (allow time to load) as shown by GET YOUR GUIDE


Always remember a ship tour offers the protection of waiting for the trip to return if it is running late. 

CHAT GROUPS – a fantastic way to help others and a place to find answers. We run a Facebook Group for each of the ships. For example, P&O IONA group  P&O Ventura MARELLA EXPLORER Disney & Family cruise chatSAGA Ocean & River cruise chat group Viking Ocean & River Cruising chatCunard Chat – Premium cruise liners Find the complete list of chat groups here