Greece is not only its islands and beaches. In this second part of our investigation for the ideal wedding place, not that it is easy to deal with nervous brides and cater to their many demands, we tried to focus on some places on the mainland. Of course, we can’t miss some of our famous islands, but some alternative destinations may give flight to your imagination.
Monemvasia: We all have dreamed of becoming princesses, don’t say no. And what is more suitable for a wanna-be princess than a wedding in a castle? Now you have an opportunity to perform your own ”medieval” wedding in the astounding castle of Monemvasia. Suitable for spring and autumn ceremonies, the whole region is one of the most popular wedding destinations in Greece. Churches like that of Panagia Chrisafitissa inside the castle town or Agios Georgios at Elia promise to create a magnificent backdrop, more original than the traditional one near the sea. The municipality of Monemvasia can also perform a civil wedding, for those who prefer it, in any location the couple wants. You can also find many agencies with professional wedding planners, so you will be more relaxed and not be bothered about the details so you can actually enjoy that special day of your life.
Nauplio: The ”Naples of the East,” as the Venetians referred to it, is one of the first places that Greeks think of when told the world “romantic.” It is not a coincidence that it is the most common honeymoon destination in TV series and movies. After all, it is a place that combines the historical magnificence of the first capital of Greece with picturesque roads, beautiful beaches and an amazing castle. Nauplio has a lot of hotels for different budgets, and it is conveniently located close to Athens easily accessible even by car. If you want to discover how Greece looked like in the 1830’s and become part of it, this is the place to be.
Parga: Located to the southwest of Ipeiros and 410 km from Athens, Parga is one of the cheapest destinations on our list. That doesn’t mean, of course, that it lacks the charm that will make your wedding memorable. In Parga the local color is evident everywhere you look with small, sweet houses built in the traditional style of Ipeiros, with stone as its prominent material. Their vivid colors create a happy but relaxed atmosphere just as does the walk along the seaside. Parga has beautiful beaches nearby as it is near the Ioanian sea. It is the ideal location for all of you who want something simple but beautiful.
Skopelos: You all remember the graphic church hanging above the sea in the movie ”Mama Mia”. Well, this small, white chapel of Agios Ioannis is located on the quiet,romantic island of Skopelos. Skopelos is the calmest island of the Sporades and it is easily accessible from Volos with a Flying Dolfin or by ferry. Nowadays, many low-cost air carriers prefer to land in the airport of Volos instead of the ones in Athens and Thessaloniki, something that makes it an economical destination as well. Of course, Agios Ioannis is not your only choice since the island boasts many churches just as beautiful to choose from.
Romantic wedding, cosmopolitan or with a bit of ethnic style? Well, the choice is yours, but Greece for sure has all your bases covered.
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