Archaeologists allow BBC to film at Sounion, reverse previous decision

The Central Archaeological Council (CAS) approved on Tuesday the filming of a BBC mini series at the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion.

The move reverses a previous decision from the archaeological council preventing BBC from filming there, drawing sharp criticism from within the government and the broader public. Greece has recently launched a campaign to attract film productions to the country with a series of incentives.

CAS said that filmakers will be allowed to use the Temple April 12. They will be given access to the area for the morning as opposed to all day access they had originally applied for.

The six-part mini-series based on John le Carré’s best-selling espionage masterpiece, will be financed and produced by The Ink Factory in partnership with 127 Wall and co-producers the BBC and AMC. Directed by filmmaker Park Chan-wook, “The Little Drummer Girl” is currently shooting across Europe.