An intimate affair in a private bloomy garden or beachfront extravaganza?
Do you imagine yourself saying ‘I do’ on a beach, or exchanging vows in a quaint little chapel… or even, sail off on a cruise tying the knot amidst sea! If your heart truly yearns for all these dreamy thoughts, then a wedding in Greece is what it wishes for!
Getting married in Greece! What all you can expect?
The tradition to celebrate any special occasion by the blue waves can be dated back to the Homeric times. It’s being said that the Greek gods preferred rejoicing at the seaside to enjoy the immense beauty of the sea and the sand.
Planning a wedding in Greece – here are the top ten locations
As you plan your big wedding in Greece, let us tell you an interesting fact. It’s considered auspicious to be married by the sea because of its blue color. For Greeks, use of blue wards off the evil eye, and that’s why you’ll see shades of blue on many rooftops.
Pick from an array of picturesque locations to do your nuptials, and you’ll not be disappointed. Let us help you in finding a perfect location for your Greece destination wedding. Here are our best ten recommendations:
Weddings in Santorini are what dreams are made of. The beautiful island emerges a clear favorite for many couples.
So, why a Santorini wedding sounds romantically perfect? First, the blue-domed churches and white houses, second the view of the caldera, and third, the magnificent sunset over the Aegean Sea – all these combined, provides a jaw-dropping gorgeous background for your marriage ceremony. You will also get a perfect view of the sea and the crater from Santo Winery, one of the most sought-after wedding venues in Santorini Greece.
If you’ve seen photographs of private beach weddings in Greece and saw a heavenly islet connected by a scenic wood bridge, know, that’s Cameo Island in Zante also known as Zakynthos. A spectacular beach paradise, this private island can play host to your almost 200 guests.
Post Cameo Island wedding, enjoy a pedalo or canoe ride on the Ionian Sea, or take a boat trip to the Turtle Island with your family. June, July or August are the heavy tourist months. So, make sure you plan outside these dates!
Want to give a Greek touch to your big day, then Skiathos is the place. The island has 70 charming beaches, including the famous Lalaria beach. If you’d like a more quaint. Enriched and charming wedding then venture to the old town where pebbly streets, beautiful houses and old-world chapels will welcome you.
Skiathos is mostly covered with pine forests and olive groves, making it picturesque for the couple shoots. Why not also hire a traditional kaiki boat from the old port and travel the Aegean Sea discovering secluded beaches and romantic spots. Far away from the madding crowd, you two can also honeymoon and have a peace of mind here.
Kos is vibrantly beautiful with its colorful streets and splendid archeological gems. The place is also the party hub of Greece. So, you know what to do after you’re done with your nuptial vows.
Our favorites from Kos are Andimachia Traditional House for its rustic Greek setting and Kardamena Town Hall for its spectacular sea-front. Don’t miss your picture perfect moment at the ancient ruins beside a Greek Traditional Orthodox church, on the small island of Kastri in Kefalos bay.
Mykonos weddings is luxury personified. The place is popular for its romantically exquisite venues, and also for lovely beaches. The most favored place for the couples to tie the knot is the fabulous platform on the beach, which can easily accommodate hundreds of your guests.
The Church of St Iakovos and The Church of St Sostis have a startling backdrop of hills and the sea to your wedding photographers. Another incredible ceremonial venue is Olive Grove in Mykonos.
A wedding in Corfu can be your fairytale, happily ever after. The striking beauty of the island is due to its classic Venetian style architecture. Town Hall of Corfu is a major attraction and the place is also a popular wedding venue in Greece. Couples may choose horse-drawn carriages for a vintage matrimony ceremony, or walking through the street to the Town Hall amid Greek musicians regaling them with local music.
Desire tailor-made celebrations for your conjugal bliss, plan getting married in Halkidiki. You can splurge as much as you want as weddings in Halkidiki, Greece doesn’t cost a bomb!
The island’s rocky coastline covered with pine trees is a mesmerizing sight, alongside the flamboyant monasteries and villages.
The biggest of Ionian islands is also the most underrated wedding destination in Greece. However, nowhere else, would you find the amazing underwater caves than at Melissani and Drogarat; a beach like Myrtos, which is inside a round cove, considered the best beach in Greece. A village bay named Assos with traditional taverns, and the ruins of a Venetian fortress.
Therefore, if you want to get married in Kefalonia! Our advice would be a beach wedding. Either at Skala beach or Minies beach.
Greece’s old world charm exhibits in Rhodes. Perfect for those who are looking for a traditional wedding ambience! There is a secluded chapel at St. Paul’s bay at the foot of the Acropolis in Lindos which often gets ready for lovely matrimonial services. Most importantly, please remember to book well in advance!
Another hot favourite is Kallithea Springs for its magnificent architecture. Above all, couples should also consider Filerimos, at the outskirts of Rhodes, for its monastery, ruins and bougainvillea flowers.
Looking for an unusual matrimonial ceremony that will be etched on everyone’s heart! The legendary island of Crete is the best place for your all kind of wedding shenanigans.
If you’re an EXTRAordinary couple who like to think outside the box when it comes to tying the knot then Crete can offer a range of unique wedding ceremonies. From antique, pirate and Greek-styled traditional weddings to diving straight to the sea for saying ‘I do’ or hoping on a boat for a lakeside backdrop. The island will also charm you with alluring wedding venues like St. Nicholas and St. Constantine & Helena, besides beaches like Theseus and St. Panteleimon.
Mamma Mia wedding
Ever since the 2007 Hollywood movie Mamma Mia delighted the viewers, there has been a rise in the footfall at the isolated island of Skopelos.
The wedding scene of the movie has been picturized at a small chapel, St. John the Baptist, on the top of a cliff in the island, and couples from all around the world are visiting Skopeles to emulate the same style.