THE BEST GREEK ISLANDS FOR YOUR SUMMER WEDDING
So which are the best GREEK ISLANDS FOR YOUR SUMMER WEDDING?
Weddings abroad have long been a fantasy for brides, grooms and guests alike. Largely due to the chance to avoid unreliable weather and tie the knot in a coastal paradise.
Beach weddings are a dream for many. Moreover, they are also a convenient opportunity to roll the wedding and honeymoon into one.
Of all the destinations in the world where you could get married, Greece is one of the most popular ones. Most probably due to the combination of jaw-dropping scenery, warm climate and the local hospitality. Getting married on a Greek island certainly offers couples the chance to celebrate the most significant day of their lives in style. But which island to choose? This article runs through five of the best Greek islands for summer weddings! And of course, highlighting how each island can add something special to your big day.
Mykonos is certainly one of Greece’s most spectacular islands, with some of the most iconic landscapes that the country has to offer. The dreamy coastal landscapes, deep blue seas, electric blue skies, and hot white sands provide the perfect paradise for a memorable big day.
The minimalist, traditional Greek chapels provide a meaningful location to exchange vows, while the famous Mykonos nightlife means that there are plenty of beach parties, luxury private pools, and world-famous nightclubs for you and your guests to unwind and celebrate after the event. Without a doubt, the most romantic time of day on Mykonos is sunset when the sky burns orange and pink.
This Greek island in the Ionian Sea is not only an incredibly popular holiday destination but a deeply romantic marriage location too. The famous beaches and wide range of thrilling water sports make it easy to entertain guests over the wedding period, and to let loose and have fun yourself!
Zakynthos offers lots of private properties that can be rented out for your event, overlooking spectacular views of the sea, cliffs and sandy beaches. The island is also home to exquisite wildlife, such as the sea turtles that sunbathe on the shores. Zakynthos also has a historic relationship with Christianity, offering several ancient churches that are a particularly spiritual place to tie the knot.
The Island of Crete offers both church weddings and civil ceremonies, although you should bear in mind that to marry at a Greek Orthodox Church, one of you will have to have been baptised into the faith. Crete is an island that embraces the personal, unique and individual sides of each wedding, compared to more commercial islands that have made marriage a business. The bride, groom and guests can expect a day filled with abundant hospitality, positive energy and lots of traditional Greek dancing. The tranquillity of the island also makes it a peaceful place to relax and reflect once the event is over.
Rhodes is the most southern Greek island and offers one of the most stylish destinations for a summer wedding. Moreover, the island offers a wide variety of accommodations, from beach-front hotels to private villas. Secondly, Rhodes is one of the easiest islands to travel to, with plenty of flights in operation to this destination. If you are someone who has always dreamed of getting married on the beach, Rhodes offers the perfect opportunity to say vows on the beach overlooking the bright emerald sea. Tip: Hire a band from the local area to play traditional music on the beach throughout your celebration, saving money on flying out a band from elsewhere.
Santorini has become an incredibly popular destination, particularly in recent years. It’s an island known for its masses of white-washed buildings that sit before a bright blue sky. The island offers plenty of Greek bars to celebrate your milestone life event. Special chapels, private retreats and villas – it really has got it all! Don’t miss out on the opportunity to serve guests popular local delicacies, such as spanakopita and moussaka, and the local white wine, Assyrtiko. Greek hospitality means that you and your guests will be looked after thoroughly throughout your stay, and the daily sunsets offer endless photo opportunities.
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