Five reasons to get married in Santorini

20 Jun 2017

The Greek island of Santorini is rapidly increasingly in popularity for destination weddings; here are five reasons why

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The tranquil blue skies and glistening white washed houses of Santorini perched on the volcanic cliffs above the Aegen sea provide an idyllic backdrop for couples to get married. Here are five top reasons to choose this spectacular Greek island for your big day.

1. The world’s most breath-taking sunsets

The sunsets in Santorini are known to be among the best sunsets in the world. Couples and their guests can enjoy a romantic evening gazing upon the Aegen as the sun slowly sets in the distance, creating a truly picturesque moment. This spectacular sight can be enjoyed from a private retreat, such as EROSANTORINI, or from the plethora of traditional Greek bars perched on the volcanic hills of Santorini. 

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2. Fresh Greek delicacies

The fresh and delicious Mediterranean food of Santorini offers guests a number of gastronomical delights. Souvlaki, moussaka, spanakopita are but a few of the mouth-watering specialities, while the abundance of local produce is the perfect pairing to the idyllic backdrop. Guests can enjoy fresh bread baked daily in the forno bravo (traditional Greek wood ovens), domatinia (the famed cherry tomatoes) as well as baked figs and fresh cheese. Visit the traditional local tarvernas in Santorini’s villages to sample their culinary delights.

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3. The famous Assyrtiko wine

Celebrate this momentous occasion and treat your guests with a glass of Assyrtiko, a white wine famous to the Santorini region. Sample the indigenous dry and crisp white wine as well as the dessert wines made from local grapes in vineyards scattered all over the hills of Santorini. Before the big day, embark on a private wine tasting tour to discover the distinctive flavours produced from the volcanic soils of Santorini and choose the perfect wine pairing for your wedding menu.

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4. Philotimo (Greek hospitality)

‘Philotimo’ is the Greek concept of unconditional love and respect, and there is an abundance of this on Santorini. Couples and guests will experience the generosity and hospitality of the locals, making friends in the villages of Fira, Oia, Imerovigli, or Firostefani, and creating a beautiful relationship between host and guest. You and your wedding guests are guaranteed to be looked after to the highest standard.

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5. An abundance of exciting activities

Whether guests are looking for pre-wedding activities or couples are searching for honeymoon adventures, Santorini provides a myriad of excitement all year round. For a more relaxed day, donkey treks through the villages, sailing on the Aegen or excursions to archaeological sites are available as well as quad biking and water sports for those seeking more of a rush.

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Images: EROSANTORINI

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