Ask brides where their dream wedding destination is and majority of them will surely answer Greece. With stunning landscapes, rich culture, and inspiring history, there is no question that it is one of the best places to tie the knot. Aside from is natural and architectural wonders, the country is also equipped when it comes to all things weddings – the best wedding planner in Greece, brilliant photographers, stylish florists, chic designers, and of course, jaw-dropping venues. All you could ever need for a fairy tale affair are basically here.
Your choice of venue will set the mood for your big day. Luckily, Greece has a selection of gorgeous locations where you can hold your ceremony and reception. In this article, we’ve rounded up the dreamiest spots in Greece where you can celebrate the most important day of your life. Read on for inspiration.
1. Atop a cliff
Greece is well-known for its amazing cliffside scenery, with whitewashed buildings and view of the sunset. Santorini tops the list when it comes to spectacular venues facing the magnificent Greek seascape. There are a number of luxury and boutique hotels that cater to weddings at this side of the country. You can also choose the type of ceremony that you’ll have, as Santorini has chapels and churches for different religions like Catholic and Orthodox. You can also have a symbolic union or a civil ceremony at the city hall.
2. In the middle of the Aegean Sea
How, you may ask? Aboard a majestic yacht! This increasingly popular wedding trend is perfect if you’re a lover of nature. Imagine exchanging vows over the clear turquoise Greek waters, kissed by the sun and serenaded by the calming sound of the sea. Perfection! If you wish to have an exciting yet intimate affair, this is the route to take. No gatecrashers, for sure!
3. Across a historical site
Some of the most iconic love stories have built empires and cities, so what better way to pay homage to the colorful past than getting married where history reigns – somewhere near a historical site. It’s a unique way to celebrate your big day, surrounded by your friends and loved ones as well as significant artifacts and architecture of the bygone era. Best place to do it? In the capital city of Athens! The town fuses historical marvels with standout sea views. One example is the Temple of Poseidon located above a body of water.
4. At a seaside spot
Greece is made up of hundreds of islands, so you’ll never run out of options when it comes to beachside venues. Santorini with its beautiful villas and view of the caldera and Paros with its charming chapels and quaint villages are among the top choices, but if you want something laid-back and traditional, Lesvos will do the trick.
5. At the Riviera
Athens is not just about museums and historical sites, it also boasts of scenes ideal for a destination wedding. The Athenian Coast brims with glamour fit for the most elegant unions. High-end hotels, indoor and outdoor activities, and topnotch restaurants are some of the Athenian Riviera’s remarkable offerings. There’s also the colorful night life that is a great side-activity for the wedding party. Getting hitched here ensures that your guests won’t get bored upon arrival until departure.
6. A chapel on an island
If you and your partner have an adventurous streak, head off and sail to Paros and get married at one of the island’s many chapels – good for Catholic and Orthodox ceremonies. There are also chapels on private islets, one at the center of Naoussa Bay called Agia Kali, and another one at Panteronisia called Agios Nikolaos. Any of these locations are ideal for intimate and family-only affairs. Located at the heart of the Aegean, the Paros’ simple charm gives a relaxed vibe to guests, making them feel at home instantly.
Maria Travlou is owner of Make Happy Memories, an International blog & Event Planning agency specializing in Destination Weddings in Greece. She is based in Athens but travels a lot. Her business motto is "Tailor Made Happiness". She is in love with beautiful minds, attracted by Greek light and Inspired by architecture.
Being a wife and a mother of two has taught her to put love and care in everything she does. Passionate about adding beauty and style to some of life's most important moments, she likes to think of her work as creative art, the art of Making Happy Memories.
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