Santorini is not only popular as one of the top vacation or gap year destinations, it’s also a great location for weddings since this place offers beautiful landscapes with a romantic touch you can’t find in most places. One of the biggest draws is that you can find a huge and wide range of wedding venues in Santorini, and here I’m going to discuss why this island is one of the best places for a wedding.
There’s not a lot I can say about Santorini that most people won’t know, it’s one of the Cyclades Islands in the Aegean Sea, it’s pretty well known for its houses in the form of a cube, for its amazing beaches and for Fira and Oia, it’s main towns.
Santorini is a popular destination for weddings, in fact, it’s the most famous destination in Greece. It is a stunning island with steep cliffs, blue-domed churches, and picturesque villages.
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Why Santorini as a Wedding Venue?
I can’t even describe weddings in Santorini, it’s such a versatile place, offering tons of different locations for different types of people. Ceremonies can be done at the edge of the famous Caldera, at one of the many beautiful beaches, or even on a sailing ship with the volcano on the back and stunning sunset.
Santorini is an ideal destination for couples who want a traditional Greek wedding with all the beautiful scenery and romantic ambiance that the island offers, whether you want your wedding at a traditional church or in a wine vineyard, you sure will find it here.
Unique wedding locations on Santorini Island
- At one of the many beautiful black sanded beaches (There are many options like Red Beach, Perissa Beach, and Kamari Beach)
- A modern yacht catamaran
- A cozy church with views of the sea, the volcano, and the sunset.
- Many hotels offer wedding packages with great views of the sea
- A traditional vineyard that’s located on the caldera, offering great views
- An old sailing ship from the 18th century
Santorini is not only a spectacular wedding venue due to its views, but the unique attractions it has to offer as a vacation destination also play a huge role here too, since many people getting married there like to spend some days exploring the island with family and friends.
A good thing about Santorini is the wide variety of attractions it has to offer, from nature to the architecture of its towns, museums, and archeological sites to its nightlife and bars. It is one of the best places for water activities too.
Unique attractions in Santorini Island
- Open Air Cinema in Kamari
- Boat Trips
- Museum of Prehistoric Thira
- Archeological Museum, Firá
- Akrotíri Archaeological Site
- Ancient Thira (Archaeological Site)
- Profitis Ilias
Those are just a few examples of diversity you can find in Santorini, there’s no better place for a romantic wedding than this island.
Santorini is definitely one of the most popular tourist destinations in the whole world, and not only a tourist destination, as you can see it can make the perfect place for a dream wedding. Whether you want a ceremony on the sea, in a church, a hotel or a vineyard, Santorini sure will make a perfect place.