Marry outside a traditional Cretan chapel right on the sea's edge and then hold your reception at a seafront restaurant
Weddings in Crete - enjoy a chapel, temple, luxurious hotel or traditional wedding
There are so many options for weddings in Crete that there is something for every couple. From a simple ceremony outside a traditional Greek chapel to an extravagant five star hotel ceremony and reception, weddings in Crete are truly memorable. Your Crete wedding can also take place on a beach, by a beautiful lake or at a hotel or villa of your choice within certain municipalities. Or for something truly unique, why not get married by a Cretan temple built in the style of the ancient Greeks...You can also get married on the historic island of Spinalonga, famous from Victoria Hislop's novel "The Island".
Ideas for your wedding in Crete
- Civil ceremony outside a traditional Greek chapel with beautiful sea views
- Beach wedding ceremony
- Chapel wedding by the lake in Agios Nikolaos
- Spinalonga island wedding and cruise in Elounda bay
- Privately chartered yacht wedding and reception in Elounda bay
- A wide choice of hotel weddings and luxury receptions
- Greek Orthodox weddings
Crete as your wedding destination
Greek Weddings in Crete are more spectacular than anywhere else in Greece. The "big fat Greek wedding" takes on new meaning here; it is not uncommon to have 2000 or more guests at a wedding in Crete!
Crete is the southernmost island in the Mediterranean and the largest island in Greece – both in size (8,261 square km) and character. It offers more attractions than any other Greek island and really does have something for everyone – ancient archaeology, spectacular beaches, Venetian towns, unusual wildlife, dramatic scenery, delicious food and its unique type of music.
Crete is the home of the Minoan civilisation, the oldest form of civilisation in Europe and offers world famous archaeological sites such as Knossos, Phaistos and Gortis.
Crete was ruled by Venetians for more than 4 centuries and the historic coastal towns of Rethymno and Chania bear a remarkable similarity to Venice. For beach lovers there are 1,000 km of coastline to explore from secluded coves to large stretches of sand, and the resorts range from the exclusive VIP favourite of Elounda to the party atmosphere in Malia, and everything in between.
The scenery is dominated by huge mountain ranges, dramatic gorges (such as the world famous Samaria Gorge) and expanses of wildflowers, olive groves and aromatic herbs. There are many wildlife, plants and flowers that are unique to the island such as the endangered Kri-Kri wild goat.
Those who venture inland will be rewarded by glimpsing a more traditional way of life where the locals live in charming stone hamlets alongside working donkeys and goat herds. Crete is also the home of famous painter El Greco and Nikos Kazantzakis, the author of Zorba the Greek, the mythical Minotaur in Knossos and Spinaloga, the former leper colony which inspired British author Victoria Hislop to write her bestselling novel, The Island.
Getting married in Crete couldn't be simpler
Call our wedding consultants on 020 8894 1991 or fill out our wedding questionnaire for more ideas and costs for weddings in Crete.