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Getting married abroad? Try Greece…

If you are thinking of getting married abroad, then spare a thought for Greece which, since 1982, has recognised both civil and religious marriage ceremonies by Greek law. This is your big day – and an opportunity of a lifetime – so you want to choose a truly special and memorable location. And choosing somewhere with a climate such as Greece’s should all but guarantee that your special day is not ruined by rain! Weddings on Santorini The romantic island of Santorini is a very popular choice. In fact, each year more than one thousand foreign couples chose this idyllic Aegean island as the destination for their wedding. With stunning scenery, unforgettable sunsets and almost 330 days of sunshine each year, it’s not hard to see why the island is so popular. However, whilst Santorini is the preferred wedding destination for foreign couples choosing Greece – particularly with Chinese and Asian visitors – don’t rule out other possibilities. Athens is another location that’s worthy of careful consideration. In Greece’s capital city the wedding couple and their guests can get married in close proximity to some of Europe’s most awesome ancient remains. What could be better than a wedding ceremony or reception with a view of the Parthenon and the Acropolis? Athens is also home to some excellent luxury hotels and beautiful beaches so you can be sure that your travelling guests will be well catered for, too. Wedding If you need inspiration, have a look at the Wedding in Greece website. Not only does the site run through destination suggestions such as Santorini and Athens, but it also explores the merits of other locations such as Zante, Crete and Rhodes, provides information on the traditions of a Greek wedding ceremony, and offers practical advice on a variety of services from wedding planning to wedding photography.

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Daily Telegraph.

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  1. Let me just add that Greece is ideal for destination weddings not only in cosmopolitan places like Santorini or Mykonos but hidden hot-spots as well, such as Kea and Spetses. Those places tend to rise in popularity as they are less crowded, more affordable and equally stunning. With more than 1000 islands to consider you can’t go wrong!

  2. As a Greek , I could not agree more! Hidden gems one can find everywhere, like Symi island , Syros island and of course fantastic places in peloponnese ( mani, gerolimenas, kardamyli etc…)one can find perfect spots all around Greece, that can make that day unforgettable!!!

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