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Weddings in the Santorini

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Santorini is one of the most beautiful wedding locations in Europe, if not the world. Having your wedding in Santorini offers you a chance to get married with a truly amazing natural backdrop.

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Picture postcard perfect, with up market eateries and bars from which to enjoy legendary sunsets. The small romantic Greek Island of Santorini is an island of sugar cube houses, blue domed churches and spectacular sunsets. Formed in a massive volcanic eruption, the east coast has black sandy beaches while the west has fantastic cliff top views of the volcano (Caldera).

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Santorini is only a small island but is easily to get to via flights from across Europe, connections from North America or by ferry routes from other Greek Islands. The beauty of this island has in recent years developed a growth in the popularity of Santorini weddings for couples from all around the world.

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An increase in couples comming from all over the world to get married overlooking the spectacular views has developed a wedding industry on the island notable for providing quality wedding services. Despite Santorini's size, this island can cater for any type of wedding, from a couple eloping alone together - to a large majestic event.

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Weddings in Santorini tend to be civil weddings. Church weddings, such as Catholic & Orthodox, or other faiths such as Jewish or Buddhist are catered for, but most weddings in Santorini are civil ceremonies outside - at one of the numerous locations available - at sunset. Santorini is legendary for it's sunsets.

Tradition states that marriages in Santorini should take place at sunset then smoothly progress into a celebration of eating, drinking & dancing when the ceremony is over. Daytime weddings are available - but it can get very hot during a daytime Santorini wedding in summer.

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Weddings in Santorini are legally relatively simple since it is becoming easier to get married in Greece - especially Santorini. Weddings are legal here for couples from the US, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Europe & most other countries. The paperwork required will depend upon where you are from and your circumstances - though it can seem daunting - many couples have done it before you. But it has got much easier to arrange than it once was.

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There are a range of private locations, churches, hotels and unique locations you can get married in Santorini. It is legal to have a Santorini wedding anywhere on the island if the Mayor agrees - not just at the town hall or local church. You can with a bit of planning arrange all your wedding in Santorini completely yourself.


Quotes from couples married in Santorini

'We got married in Santorini overlooking the Caldera (the volcanoes in the sea). It was a real dream wedding! The ceremony was sweet while the weather for us was fabulous - though I have heard it can get windy. The photos from the photographer came out amazing, everyone who has seen them can't believe that the caldera background is a real place.'

- Kristina & Geof, married in Santorini Oct 2012


Further information:


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- Use the Advice & prices section to anonymously connect with wedding professionals & couples who have married in Santorini.


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