My Big Fat Greek Wedding Destinations
Santorini – There’s a reason why this Cycladic island is one of the world’s top wedding destinations – it’s nothing less than idyllic. It is most renowned for it’s selection of charming white-washed, hilltop villages. These include Oia, Fira & Imerovigli, whose views over the turquoise waters of Santorini’s caldera are as romantic as it gets.The island’s reputation as a luxury holiday destination means it has a range of high-end accommodation. Wedding & Reception venues are plentiful and varied, with beautiful churches, terraces, wineries, villas & even caves to chose from, each close to volcanic beaches of red & black sand, vineyards, sunsets and of course the ocean.
Crete – From bustling cities & quiet beaches to mountains and palm tree forests, this the largest Greek island, is ideal for combining a large-scale wedding & honeymoon. Venues can include an array of 5 star hotels & resorts, most of which are in Elounda & St Nicolas Bay, as well as charming seaside chapels, rural farm estates, lovely beaches and Venetian fortresses. Once the big day is over, the Honeymooners can explore Crete’s isolated villages & olive groves or venture off on a mountain trek.
Zante – Whether you want to say ‘I Do’ in a private garden, on a beach or in a taverna with an ocean view, this Ionian island (also known as Zakynthos) is ideal. With it’s bright & varied flowers and a cultural focus on music & poetry. Zante inspires romance & relaxation within minutes of your arrival. Popular destinations for ceremonies include Porto Azzuro Beach Bar, a few miles from Zante town, and the intimate Cameo, a tiny private island space accessible from Zante only via footbridge.