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Congratulations on your engagement!
You have probably spent a few days staring at your ring and practicing how to pronounce fiancé and now is the time to start thinking of your wedding venue, especially if you have always dreamt of a far-off location to tie the knot. You might have read dozens of articles featuring all the top wedding destinations and counting reasons why they all are the absolute hit for your nuptials.
Greece is definitely one of those, as it is one of the most popular wedding destinations and every year there is a notable increase in the numbers of couples wanting to have a Greek destination wedding, saying their I Dos here.
So, why get married in Greece?
A key factor is that the country is perpetually sunny, and the weather is generally warm year-round. What makes it a great choice though, is that it caters to all needs and all types of couples. There is a vast diversity in its offering when it comes to locations and venues that not all of the so-called top wedding destinations can brag. For such a petite country, it has countless beautiful inland places and that makes it also an excellent case for your honeymoon. The perfect 2 for 1 deal!
A myriad of islands scattered in the Aegean and Ionian Sea makes Greece an ideal spot for a romantic wedding full of Mediterranean charm. If you are dreaming of a laid-back, boho, beach bash, then expect tree-fringed beaches and pristine swaths of sand. You can either pick to tie the knot with the iconic Cycladic aesthetics as your background or opt for an Ionian beauty such as Corfu with its Venetian refined charm. Big players like Crete and Rhodes are also great choices for getting married on the beach. The one thing that is certain is that everyone loves a sunset wedding on the beach.
There are super-luxe options too, with impeccable resorts that will turn your wedding into the epitome of seaside chic. Some gorgeous luxury wedding venues in Greece can be found in Santorini. The island is the perfect backdrop for such a wedding, with the dramatic Caldera vistas, the deep-orange sunsets and the Cycladic- chic resorts. Your guests will cherish your choice of wedding destination while sipping their cocktails. Mainland Greece also has some top-tier, super luxury wedding venues such as Coasta Navarino and Amanzoe. Getting married on their manicured lawns is an absolute dream.
Discerning couples who want more than a Greek destination-wedding-in-a-box, will fall for the cozy rustic resorts of mainland Greece and its old mansions like Kinsterna Hotel. Expect lush grounds backed with mountain vistas and the country’s most stunning foliage. You can design a menu filled with fresh, local ingredients and delicious wines. Add some wildflowers and you have a shabby chic stunner of a wedding.
For those couples who really want the fairytale castle wedding, there are stone-build castles like the one in Rhodes, Monemvasia or the Fortezza in Rethymno offering big-time sophistication and Venetian charm aplenty.
No matter what type of wedding and location speaks to your heart, Greece won’t fail to satisfy you, it is indeed a top wedding destination.
What are you waiting for, start planning your Greek destination wedding!