Summer is here and following our lovely bride of the month getting married in Greece, we thought we would delve a little more about getting married in this beautiful country. You never know it could be you next planning your romantic getaway! Weddings in Greece are one of the most popular choices for a wedding abroad, and you can see why, with the excellent weather, picturesque towns and villages and quiet beaches.
Each island or area of Greece has a different atmosphere, suitable for all tastes, from quiet, sleepy hamlets to modern towns and resorts. Below are our top 4 destinations to go to.
1. Let’s start with the most popular island, Santorini. It is popular for good reason too! with any picture-postcard picture of Greece you will most often find the white-washed buildings of Santorini with its contrasting blue so beautiful against the water. It is often voted one of the most beautiful locations in the world and I can see why! So why not start a beautiful marriage in a beautiful location!
2. If you are looking for a more traditional feel Crete could be the island for you to become Mr and Mrs. Being Greece’s largest island, Crete has a fantastic mix of old and new, there is a vast landscape full of natural beauty, pretty churches and ancient ruins (what a fantastic photo opportunity!) I feel this would be a great island for a rustic natural wedding.
3. Another pretty island, Rhodes, is an easy destination to get married in. Rhodes old town is picture-perfect for wedding photos, and the island is surrounded by a multitude of sandy beaches and clear blue seas which make fabulous wedding choices.
4. Amongst the stunning Ionian islands lies the beauty that is Zakynthos or Zante. Filled with gorgeous beaches, soaring cliffs, turquoise seas and its naturally beautiful caves. There are many options for getting married in Zante. You could hire your own private beach, private gardens or even an ocean view terrace. There are so many possibilities to capture that picture perfect moment in time.
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Need to know You will both need a CNI, copies of your passports and legalized translations of your birth certificates, and must present the original documents to the registrar three days before the wedding. You can only marry in a Greek church if one of you is Greek Orthodox. You will need your marriage certificate translated to register the wedding in the UK.