Whether you’re looking to plan your very own Mamma Mia! style wedding, simply want to escape a Deux or celebrate with a small number of friends and family, look no further than the Greek Islands, scattered like gems across two clear seas. Each with its own vibe, views, charm, cuisine, jaw-dropping sunsets and beaches…oh the beaches, you really are spoilt for choice but at the same time – where do you start trying to figure out where to go?
Well, top tip, don’t just limit yourself to one island. Variety is the spice of life and island hopping is taking off. It’s by far the best way to combine a dream wedding and honeymoon in one fell swoop and there really is something for everyone – big, small, budget or blow out.
Numerous companies sell the Greek Island idyll but very few are specialists in coordinating a wedding, honeymoon, island-hop combo, but Olympic Holidays can provide just that.
Whether it’s a religious, civil, symbolic or same-sex wedding, their dedicated team can coordinate the lot.
Take Santorini for example, with its Instagram-worthy archetypal properties built into the cliffs, instantly recognisable whitewashed facades, blue-domed churches and spectacular sunsets. It’s arguably one of the most romantic of all the Greek Islands and once the wedding has taken place, is perfect to combine with an island-hop over to Mykonos, Naxos or Paros. There’s also Rhodes, with its rich classical heritage, basking in over 300 days of glorious sunshine a year and just a short hop from more intimate island gems such as Karpathos, Halki, Symi and Kos. These smaller islands provide the perfect escape for newlywed couples to start their lives together and are home to all types of accommodation from self-catering apartments to luxury retreats.
If you dream of a barefoot wedding with sand between your toes, The Princess Andriana on Rhodes provides just that. Sunset weddings don’t come much better than at the Santorini Gem with magnificent views of the Santorini Caldera, a large volcanic crater off the island’s coast or the Amada Colossus on Rhodes which overlooks one of the finest beaches on the island. For charming chapel weddings, look no further than Rhodes’ very own St Sophia, perched high on a hill or Aghia Fotini at the Pyrgos restaurant on Santorini. Or, if you’re looking for a truly traditional affair, St Pauls Chapel or the Kalithea Spa in Rhodes with its beautiful gardens, mosaic and marble floors won’t disappoint.
RHODES & KOS
A 14-night wedding and honeymoon Island Hop package starts from £8,216 per couple including the wedding and 7 nights on an AI basis at Princess Andriana Resort & Spa and 7 nights at Ikos Aria on an AI basis.
SANTORINI & MYKONOS
A 15-night wedding and honeymoon Island Hop package starts from £8,910 per couple including the wedding at Santorini Gem, 8 nights at Cliff Side Suites on a B&B basis and 7 nights at the Myconian Ambassador Hotel & Thalassa Spa on a B&B basis.
Prices above include flights, luggage, all transfers.
Olympic Holidays have an award-winning, dedicated wedding team to help you plan your big day.