Alekos is a goatherd who lives in the mountains on Cephalonia. He descends to the villages only occasionally, and Dr. Iannis meets him in the mountains once per year to examine him and his goats. Alekos acts an outside, mostly unaffected observer of the war. He finds the explosions in the valleys beautiful and loves watching airplanes, and he's especially struck when an "angel," Bunny Warren, parachutes out of a plane and lands near Alekos. Alekos is thrilled when Bunnios allows him to keep the parachute. He's still alive at the end of the novel, though he's an exceptionally old man by that time.
Alekos Character Timeline in Captain Corelli’s Mandolin
The timeline below shows where the character Alekos appears in Captain Corelli’s Mandolin. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 3. The Strongman
Chapter 12. All the Saint's Miracles
Chapter 18. The Continuing Literary Travails of Dr. Iannis
Chapter 46. Bunnios
Chapter 55. Victory
Chapter 57. Fire
...narrator notes that between four and nine thousand Italians were massacred in Cephalonia that day. Alekos looks down from the mountain and notices fires. When he smells burning hair, he wonders... (full context)
Chapter 73. Restitution