Crete is Greece’s largest island and the fifth largest in the Mediterranean Sea. Due to its sheer size a Crete wedding allows you to have a great time and rest at beautiful beaches, climb the remains of ancient civilizations, and explore quaint villages and towns all on the same trip. As a top destination of gastronomy in the Mediterranean, you can also enjoy delicious greek cuisine.
On the western side of the island there are impressive White Mountains (in Greek: Lefká Óri) and its famous National Park. This park fills in the largest part of the region. The Prefecture of Chania provides all kinds of tourist services and activities in order to meet visitors requirements. The city of Chania maintains unaltered all of its characteristics, from the time of the Venetian Rule up until today.
Walking down the Old Town’s alleys between the beautiful Venetian mansions, the fountains and the elaborate churches will let you discover well-preserved historical monuments. Get acquainted with the city of Chania by walking on its streets, visiting its museums and admiring the different architectural styles presenting the historical route of the city. Chania is food and wine lovers paradise.
Crete's smallest prefecture surrounded by White Mountains and Mt Psilorítis (also called “Ídi”), which provides gorgeous mountainscapes, marvellous beaches, Cretan lyre melodies, tsikoudiá spirit served with “oftó”, legendary caves, historic monasteries and monuments, traditional mountain villages and luxurious holiday resorts.
Heraklion is the largest and most popular region which is situated among two imposing mountain ranges – Ídi (Mt Psiloritis) to the west and Dikti (Lasithiótika mountains) to the east– Iráklion boasts exceptional archaeological treasures, significant coastal settlements, a series of picturesque villages, vast valleys with olive groves and vineyards as well as the best organised tourist infrastructure in Crete. The urban scenery and natural wealth mix makes the region of Iráklion an all-year-round destination.
Notice of your wedding in Greece must be published in one local newspaper eight days prior to your ceremony. Passport or other travelling document, along with birth certificate copies, single status forms, and marriage license applications are required. Divorce and death decrees are also required if applicable. Check with your Certified Destination Wedding Specialist for additional details.