The tiny, uninhabited Greek island of Eros has become an international wedding destination.
The tiny islet, aptly named Eros, which refers both to “love” and the god Cupid, is heart-shaped from an aerial perspective, and is uninhabited. The only events that take place there are weddings.
Couples from Greece and around the world visit the island, which is located in the Saronic Gulf near the island of Poros, to get married in paradise.
The island used to be called “Daskalio,” as local legend states that there was a secret underground Greek school on the island during the Ottoman occupation of the country, but the veracity of this legend has been questioned.
During those years, there were only secret schools which would teach the Greek language, and the teaching was done by priests. The books of hymns were like the language book of the first grade, and the Gospels would be the textbooks for older students.
Greek island Eros has become wedding destination
The island features sandy beaches and pine trees, as well as a small chapel for weddings. The island of Eros gained international fame after it was featured in a Greek tourism campaign in the early 2000s.
Both Greeks and international visitors have fallen in love with the island, and began visiting the idyllic location for weddings and baptisms.
Eros can only be accessed by boat, and those who wish to visit the island of love can arrange a trip at the port of Poros.
The quiet island of Poros is ideal for holidays with the family, and it is a favorite destination for a weekend away amongst Athenians. Combining a stay on Poros with a visit to Eros is a great choice for any vacation or event.
The town of Poros is a vibrant city with interesting Neoclassical architecture. The most remarkable building is the Clock Tower, which dates back to 1927. The tower stands at the highest point of the city and resembles a lighthouse.
On the west coast of Poros, the Holy Monastery of Zoodochu Pigis offers stunning views of the sea. The old monastery is an integral part of the story of the island. It was founded by Ioakovos the II, Archbishop of Athens, after a healing miracle he experienced after drinking water from a spring in the area. The monastery also home to church with impressive paintings and a magnificent wooden icon from Cappadocia (Turkey).