• 0 Athens

    • Greece
    • by Wedding Worldwide
    • 2016/09/26
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    Weddings in Athens venues lead you in an amazing city where greek cultural treasures rest among modern political, cultural, and financial mainstays.  4.5 million people visit the city yearly and it is home of some of Greece’s most iconic neoclassical monuments. The Acropolis, Athen’s most-visited ruin, what must be seen because of its rich history and dramatic views of the sea nearby. Weddings in Athens gives you the possibility to access to interesting neighborhoods with bustling markets, fine cafes, and great shopping.   The best place for your wedding in Greece is Athens. There are hidden chapels around Athens that are available for Eastern Orthodox exclusive weddings. Please note that those historic, amazing chapels have to be booked at least a year in advance in order to be able to celebrate your wedding on the date and time you wish. In Athens Catholic weddings can be held in a church at the north suburbs, Jewish weddings in the historic center of Athens, and Hindu weddings can be organised in various locations around  Athens. Symbolic weddings can be held everywhere. Athens  has several special wedding reception venues. Weddings can be held in luxury hotels, estates, romantic restaurants upscale restaurants by the sea water, or overlooking Acropolis. There are other alternatives as well for celebrating a wedding in Athens. Couples can choose from a  villa wedding reception, or a luxury garden wedding, a luxury yacht wedding or traditional boat. Those couples who would like to keep the tradition, beautiful tavernas are scattered around Athens or more specifically under the shade of Acropolis in the area of Plaka with variety of traditional greek wedding food and mezedes. Marriage Requirements 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.

  • 0 Crete

    • Greece
    • by Wedding Worldwide
    • 2016/09/26
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                              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.   Chania 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.  Rethymno 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 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. Marriage Requirements 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.

  • 0 Santorini

    • Greece
    • by Wedding Worldwide
    • 2016/09/26
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    Santorini’s typical view is the startlingly-blue dome towers capping stark-white villages high above the sea. There are mighty hills and mountains from where Aegean Sea is visible for miles. Your wedding in Santorini can be filled with opportunities for exploring, whether you want to wander through ancient monasteries carved into cliffs or shop for precious gems at colorful town markets.   Peolpe who visit Santorini will meet two basic seasons, a dry and warm season that takes from April to October and a cooler and rainy season that spreads from November to March. Santorini’s climate is pleasant because the temperatures rarely goes below 50°F or raise higher that 85°F throughout the year. Santorini is an attractive destination because of its fascinating architecture and many things to do, dining in restaurants and sightseeing all around the island. Visitors can take part on one of the wine tours to taste delicious greek wines. It is also possible to take a Santorini helicopter flight around the most beautiful areas of the island.  Marriage Requirements 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.  

  • 0 Greece

    • Greece
    • by Wedding Worldwide
    • 2016/09/26
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    Located in Southern Europe Greece consists of a mountainous, peninsular mainland jutting out into the sea at the southern end of the Balkans, ending at the Peloponnese peninsula (separated from the mainland by the canal of the Isthmus of Corinth) and strategically located at the crossroads of Europe,Asia, and Africa. Due to its highly indented coastline and numerous islands, Greece has the 11th longest coastline. North: Ormenio village South:Gavdos island East: Strongyli(Kastelorizo, Megisti) island West: Othonoi island Eighty percent of Greece consists of mountains or hills, making the country one of the most mountainous in Europe. Mount Olympus, the mythical abode of the Greek Gods, culminates at Mytikas peak 2,918 metres (9,573 ft), the highest in the country. Western Greece contains a number of lakes and wetlands and is dominated by the Pindus mountain range. The Pindus, a continuation of the Dinaric Alps, reaches a maximum elevation of 2,637 m (8,652 ft) at Mt. Smolikas (the second-highest in Greece) and historically has been a significant barrier to east-west travel. The Pindus range continues through the central Peloponnese, crosses the islands of Kythera and Antikythera and finds its way into southwestern Aegean, in the island of Crete where it eventually ends. The islands of the Aegean are peaks of underwater mountains that once constituted an extension of the mainland. Pindus is characterized by its high, steep peaks, often dissected by numerous canyons and a variety of other karstic landscapes. The spectacular Vikos Gorge, part of the Vikos-Aoos National Park in the Pindus range, is listed by the Guinness book of World Records as the deepest gorge in the world. Another notable formation are the Meteora rock pillars, atop which have been built medieval Greek Orthodox monasteries. Northeastern Greece features another high-altitude mountain range, the Rhodope range, spreading across the region of East Macedonia and Thrace; this area is covered with vast, thick, ancient forests, including the famous Dadia forest in the Evros regional unit, in the far northeast of the country. Extensive plains are primarily located in the regions of Thessaly, Central Macedonia and Thrace. They constitute key economic regions as they are among the few arable places in the country. Rare marine species such as the pinniped seals and the loggerhead sea turtle live in the seas surrounding mainland Greece, while its dense forests are home to the endangered brown bear, the lynx, the roe deer and the wild goat.   Before planning your wedding in Greece we strongly advise you to contact the Greek embassy in your home country or your country's embassy in Greece to obtain up-to-date legal requirements.   Climate The climate of Greece is primarily Mediterranean, featuring mild, wet winters and hot, dry summers. This climate occurs at all coastal locations, including Athens, the Cyclades, the Dodecanese, Crete, the Peloponnese, the Ionian Islands and parts of the Central Continental Greece region. The Pindus mountain range strongly affects the climate of the country, as areas to the west of the range are considerably wetter on average (due to greater exposure to south-westerly systems bringing in moisture) than the areas lying to the east of the range (due to a rain shadow effect). The mountainous areas of Northwestern Greece (parts of Epirus, Central Greece, Thessaly, Western Macedonia) as well as in the mountainous central parts of Peloponnese – including parts of the regional units of Achaea, Arcadia and Laconia – feature an Alpine climate with heavy snowfalls. The inland parts of northern Greece, in Central Macedonia and East Macedonia and Thrace feature a temperate climate with cold, damp winters and hot, dry summers with frequent thunderstorms. Snowfalls occur every year in the mountains and northern areas, and brief snowfalls are not unknown even in low-lying southern areas, such as Athens Cuisine Greek cuisine is characteristic of the healthy Mediterranean diet, which is epitomized by dishes of Crete. Greek cuisine incorporates fresh ingredients into a variety of local dishes such as moussaka, pastitsio, classic Greek salad, fasolada, spanakopita and souvlaki. Some dishes can be traced back to ancient Greece like skordalia (a thick purée of walnuts, almonds, crushed garlic and olive oil), lentilsoup, retsina (white or rosé wine sealed with pine resin) and pasteli (candy bar with sesame seeds baked with honey). Throughout Greece people often enjoy eating from small dishes such as meze with various dips such as tzatziki, grilled octopus and small fish, feta cheese, dolmades (rice, currants and pine kernels wrapped in vine leaves), various pulses, olives and cheese. Olive oil is added to almost every dish. Some sweet desserts include melomakarona, diples and galaktoboureko, and drinks such as ouzo, metaxa and a variety of wines including retsina. Greek cuisine differs widely from different parts of the mainland and from island to island. It uses some flavorings more often than other Mediterranean cuisines: oregano, mint, garlic, onion, dill and bay laurel leaves. Other common herbs and spices include basil, thyme and fennel seed.  wikipedia.org