Since the first days of modern tourism on Corfu, The White House has been at the heart of visitor experiences for young and old alike.
The history, beauty and hospitality of the White House and the Atheneos family has attracted visitors from all over the globe.
It has also attracted the eye of film and TV producers, and the old house continues to enjoy its "time in the sun".
Lawrence Durrell returned to Greece and Corfu to make Spirit of Place in 1976, when he revisited the Greece of his youth (including The White House)
In 1978, the film The Greek Tycoon was filmed in Corfu. Kalami Bay was used as a setting and The White House, now a popular and busy taverna, was visited by the cast and crew.
The James Bond film, For Your
Eyes Only made in 1981, also had scenes filmed in Kalami Bay with The White House in shot in many of the scenes. By now, Giorgos was hiring boats to tourists from his family taverna as his business, based on the beautiful bay, continued to thrive.
CV Villas rented out the White House rooms to tourists who wanted to stay in Lawrence Durrell’s former home.