Greece is a very well-known marriage destination throughout the world due to its superb landscape, friendly people, mild Mediterranean climate and a lot of beautiful churches all around the Island. A Greek wedding in one of its lavish churches can be a very memorable affair for any couple due to the charm and extravaganza that it promises on the islands.
Moreover, most of these churches in Greece are old, lavish and carry a particular style of their own so that visitors attending the wedding can feel quite comfortable and cosy. We take a look here at some of the most desired churches from the island that can be perfect for a wedding.
The Stavros Church is situated in a gorgeous setting in Tinos so that its period Cycladic architecture can provide a perfect scene for a wedding. Tinos is particularly popular for its churches that dot the place in ample amounts. However, this church is slightly different from the rest due to its outstanding location.
It proudly stands in the Old Harbor of Tinos so that it is built quite into the sea. Just beside it lie the ruins of the ancient port which Venetians used during the period. A nice summer breeze can always be expected over here so that guests can stay particularly comfortable at all times and this is one of those little churches in Greece which can make your wedding a memorable one.
A dream wedding can be a reality in this absolutely spectacular church located in Skopelos. The island is quite popular among lovers due to its exotic locales and this church offers all the more reasons for getting married here. It has a superb rock platform inside the structure so that a couple can exchange the customary kiss in a filmy ambiance. The surroundings of the church are also quite spectacular and that makes it all the more attractive for a couple to reach out to the place to exchange their wedding rings.
No Greek Church wedding discussion can be complete without mentioning the Ipapanti Church of Corfu. It is a small white structure located on a tiny landmass and connected by a slim pathway to the Kommeneni shore. An aerial shot of the church will reveal that it looks like a floating Island in the deep blue expansive sea that can be a perfect marriage setting. There are a number of ways to decorate the pathway from the shore leading up to the church. It is a very popular church in the area but it only plays host to some weddings throughout the year.
This church sits high on a hill and offers an amazing view from the place which is what makes it all the more compelling for couples to tie the knot here. It is one of the most attractive sights in the village of Chora. It was constructed during the post-Byzantine period and has a mesmeric Byzantine image of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. The Assumption is also regarded to be responsible for a host of miracles that have happened here through the ages. Guests can simply enjoy here by looking at the images of the unbelievable iconostasis and the mind-blowing Greek elements that have been used perfectly for its construction.
This church is called the ‘Protector of the Island’ and derives its name from a monastery that is situated in Crete. Legends maintain that a priest had come here to document the miracles that took place on this island during the 16th-century. The church is situated on a rocky cape on the southern part of the island that is popularly known as Platis Gialos. It is a very popular destination for weddings and devout worshippers also visit it to seek the blessings of the lord. There is also a very popular feast day that is celebrated in this church and it takes place each year on the Ascension Day as an afterthought to a miracle that is said to have happened in 1676 on the same day.
An absolutely unforgettable experience can be achieved by getting married in this church that sits on top of a literally vertical cliff! It is situated in Pachia Ammos in Samothraki and the view of the pristine blue sea can be stunning from here. However, guests reaching the destination should also be in good health to complete the climb and descent.
These are some of the best but little known churches in Greece that can be an absolutely stunning marriage destination. Depending upon a choice and preference, any of them can be chosen to create a perfect wedding experience.