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Wedding in Crete

Wedding in Crete

Have your wedding in Crete.

On the largest island of our Greece.
Crete is famous all over the world for its culture, hospitality and beauty.

Ιf you’re seeking a wedding experience of a lifetime, look no further than Crete, the largest of the Greek Islands.

This island provides a breathtaking backdrop for your destination wedding, offering a harmonious blend of natural beauty, rich culture, and captivating history.

Prepare to be captivated by the myriad of vibrant scenes, charmed by the hospitable locals, and immersed in the island’s spirited atmosphere and compelling history.

During your stay, explore the enchanting beaches adorned with natural wonders and visit picturesque villages where warm locals will graciously offer you a taste of their traditional “raki.” Immerse yourself in the authenticity of Cretan cuisine, a delightful journey for your taste buds.

Crete promises not just a wedding but an unforgettable experience, weaving together the splendors of nature, the warmth of its people, and the richness of its cultural heritage.

Crete is waiting to be discovered by you. Your wedding will be an unforgettable experience…

Live the adventure in Chania, and discover its culture.
Before you, Romans, Byzantines, Saracens, Venetians, Turks have worshiped her
A blend of cultures and natural landscapes.
Discover its secrets step by step. Every alley a surprise and your walk becomes a special experience.
How many attractions this area has, how many beauties!
how many crystal clear blue-green beaches here and there you can have your wedding besides the city of Chania.

Rethymno with the small Venetian harbor and the beautiful villages with it
fantastic kitchen review.
The old town is magical
Take a trip to the Venetian era. Climb the fort and listen to the sea.
Walk in the afternoon as the sun goes down by the sea in the old neighborhood of Toube. It truly is an experience you will never forget

Το Rethymno is a labyrinth full of surprises, you have to discover them and choose a corner that will suit you and make your wedding unforgettable. The hospitality of the Cretans will help you a lot in this.

Saint Nicholas
Elounda a natural beauty that will captivate you.

If you are looking for a private paradise you will find it in Agios Nikolaos. your journey to Cretan luxury has just begun. Sit back and enjoy!
Venetian Forts,The Lake of Agios Nikolaos where goddesses Athena and Artemis bathed!
The scenery at Lake Vouliagmeni of Agios Nikolaos looks like it came out of a movie it is truly divine

In the port of Elounda there in its calm waters you can to have your wedding.
How much peace and beauty this place will give you!
It is like a small island with so many picturesque beauties
Cobbled streets and boats rocking calmly.

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    Can you legally wed in Crete?

    You can have your wedding at the City Hall, or at a hotel next to the sea, in a villa, or have your wedding on the beach.
    Crete is a beautiful place and there are many options.
    Talk to your wedding planner to give you suggestions and decide what is best for you.

    What are the documents required to get married in Crete?

    If it is an Indian wedding in Crete, see information here.
    If your wedding is civil, see information here.

    In summary:
    Passports and birth certificates of the bride and groom.
    Certificates of divorce, adoption, name change.

    Talk to your wedding planner to help you with the collection of papers.

    How long before do you need to be in Crete to have your wedding?

    It is good to be there eight days before, this also applies to all of Greece.

    What are the customs of a Cretan wedding?

    1.  The wedding koulouri and the wedding pilaf are two Cretan wedding foods.
      The wedding koulouri is a bread ring embroidered with symbols of fertility such as grapes, pomegranates or pine cones.
      The wedding pilaf is a dish of slowly cooked meat and rice simmered in its broth. The pilaf symbolizes the “root” and fertility of the newlyweds.
    2.  Mpalothies(firing shots into the air without bullets) intertwined with Cretan “identity”,
      associated with honor and dignity, and are the fundamental values of Cretan culture
      and tradition.
    3. At the wedding, they wear a handmade white silf scarf with tassels (sariki) on their
      heads or shoulders.
      4. The wedding party always ends with a love song (mantinada)
      It is an improvised Cretan song for the bride and groom and is always joyful.An informal, unwritten, but unbreakable rule of the Cretan wedding… the dance!
      If you find yourself at a Cretan celebration, be prepared to dance until morning.

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    Wedding in Crete

    Planning a wedding in Crete can be a beautiful and memorable experience. Crete, the largest of the Greek islands, offers stunning landscapes, historic venues, and a rich cultural backdrop for your special day. Here are some steps and tips to help you plan a wedding in Crete:

    Legal Requirements:

    Ensure you understand the legal requirements for getting married in Greece. There may be specific documents and paperwork needed, and you may need to arrive a few days before the wedding for the legal formalities.

    Choose a Location:

    Crete has a variety of beautiful locations for weddings. Consider popular cities like Chania or Heraklion, Rethimno or explore charming villages with scenic views. Beach weddings are also a popular choice.

    Select a Venue:

    For a wedding in Crete choose a venue that suits your style, be it a beach resort, a historic villa, or a traditional taverna. Many venues offer wedding packages that include catering, decorations, and other services.


    Arrange accommodations for yourselves and your guests. Crete offers a range of options, from luxury resorts to boutique hotels and traditional guesthouses.

    Catering and Cuisine:

    Greek cuisine is known for its delicious flavors. Work with local caterers to create a menu that showcases the best of Cretan food. Don’t forget to include some traditional dishes.


    Consider incorporating local music or traditional dances into your wedding celebrations. This can add a unique touch to your special day.


    Embrace the natural beauty of Crete in your decorations. Consider incorporating local flowers, olive branches, and other elements that reflect the island’s charm.


    Arrange transportation for yourselves and your guests, especially if the wedding and reception are in different locations.

    Weather Considerations:

    Crete generally has a Mediterranean climate, but it’s essential to consider the weather when planning an outdoor wedding. Have a backup plan in case of rain or extreme heat.

    Photography and Videography:

    Hire a local photographer and videographer to capture the special moments of your wedding against the backdrop of Crete’s beauty.

    Guest Activities:

    Plan some activities for your guests to enjoy during their stay, such as guided tours of historical sites, beach excursions, or wine tastings.

    Remember to start planning wedding in Crete well in advance to ensure everything goes smoothly. Enjoy your wedding in the beautiful surroundings of Crete!

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