Discover the ultimate setting for a romantic trip with your other half, courtesy of gods, poets and heroes
Marriage proposal? Honeymoon? Vow Renewal? A dream wedding? In Greece, Santorini is the star of romance, awarded year after year as the leading romantic destination in the world. But there is also Corfu, Rhodes, Halkidiki, Messinia, Monemvasia and more. Greece’s magical landscape promises an ideal setting for your romantic getaway.
A volcanic proposal
You’ve kept it a surprise; the ring has been safely tucked into your suitcase and everyone at the hotel is in on the secret. The candle-lit terrace has a view of the volcano and the illuminated caldera, the jacuzzi is glowing, the champagne is chilled, the flowers have been arranged on the table set for two. Love is in the air, and there is no need for music – the sound of the sea and the wind is enough. Santorini, awarded every year as one of the most romantic destinations in the world, promises to make your marriage proposal unforgettable.
Honeymoon in paradise
Charter a private luxury yacht or sailboat, and tour the Cyclades or the Dodecanese with your love. In Corfu, you’ll experience a dream honeymoon with a Venetian vibe, while the castle of Monemvasia will transport you to mediaeval times. Spoil yourselves at the luxury resorts of Elounda in Crete, Messinia and Halkidiki. Indulge in specialist rejuvenation treatments at their world-renowned spas and the high-end gastronomy served at their five-star restaurants. Relax at boutique hotels in Mykonos and Santorini, with their heavenly honeymoon villas and suites, with jacuzzis, private pools, and impeccable, personalised service. The big blue of the Aegean and its impressive landscapes make Greece the perfect honeymoon destination.
A dream wedding in Greece
These romantic destinations in Greece will make your wedding unique: Monemvasia, Nafplio, Corfu, Mykonos, Rhodes, Spetses, Milos, Skiathos, Halkidiki and, of course, the star of the Aegean, Santorini. Each place has its own special atmosphere, awakening the romantic in you and offering endless choices for your dream setting. Perhaps the Venetian ambience of Corfu, the volcanic splendour of Santorini, cosmopolitan Mykonos, the churches of Plaka, gazing out across the Aegean Sea in Milos or being transported back in time in. the old town of Rhodes. Whatever destination you select as the setting for your wedding in Greece, it promises to be special.
A traditional wedding in Greece. Lifelong bonds with lutes and violins.
If you have witnessed or experienced wedding customs on the Greek islands, then you may be inspired to have a traditional Greek wedding, accompanied by lutes and violins. A traditional wedding in Greece is a joyful occasion for the whole island.
The preparations last for days, filled with raki, wine and local delicacies – particularly the wedding sweets: pasteli (sesame bars), amygdalota (crushed almond shortbread) and ksirotigana (deep fried fritters) soaked in local honey. Customs like ‘making the bed’, delivering the bride’s dowry of embroidered bed linen and other sundry items to her new home, shaving and dressing the groom, dressing the bride, the wedding procession and the festivities that follow the ceremony will give you an authentic wedding experience in Greece!
Tying the knot against an Aegean backdrop
Picture the two of you surrounded by all your loved ones in the courtyard of a whitewashed chapel in Folegandros, Paros or Naxos. At the Orthodox Metropolis of Corfu or Kefalonia; in churches whose bell towers reach into the blue heavens; in shady squares in the villages of Tinos and Amorgos with their marble fountains and plane trees; in the courtyards of the Byzantine monasteries of Sifnos; in the seaside chapels of Chios and Skiathos. Simple wedding rituals that are as moving and emotional as the wedding vows you will exchange.
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