Greek Island – Kos
Kos is known for its lively nightlife and sandy beaches but the island also offers some unique locations for a wedding. Most weddings take place in the Kefalos area. Kefalos is a picturesque village on the South East of the island and offers the opportunity for a wedding to take place on the island of St Nicolaos, outside an authentic chapel, on the shores of the Aegean Sea.
The chapel is the only building on the isle and you will effectively be getting married on your own private island in the Aegean. It is also possible to marry in other locations including a beach wedding. The island offers many tavernas offering traditional Greek food and hospitality for your reception.
Kos as your wedding destination
Kos, the island of Hippocrates, is the 3rd largest of the Dodecanese islands and is 290 square kilometres in size. It is only 5km from the Turkish peninsula of Bodrum. Kos is one of the most popular islands with British tourists as it has some wonderful sandy beaches and lively nightlife in Kos Town and Kardamena. However the island has more to offer: some of the best architectural sites in the Mediterranean, traditional villages, hot springs, wetlands with rare wildlife and some of the best cycling in Greece. Many holidaymakers return year after year and this why weddings in Kos are popular.
Kos was inhabited from the early Bronze Age (2900 BC) and has archaeology dating back 30000 years. Hippocrates was born here and it is said that he used to practice medicine at the world famous site of the Asklepieion, where the Hippocratic Oath was first made, a tradition that is still carried out thousands of times each day whenever a new doctor takes their oath. To this day the custom of reciting the Hippocratic oath in ancient Greek takes place every summer at the Asklepieion.
Getting Married in Kos couldn’t be simpler
A Selection of our Kos Wedding Ideas
Other Ideas for your dream wedding in Kos
Island wedding near Kefalos
Mountain chapel overlooking Kefalos bay
Sandy beach wedding
Wedding in Kos Town combined with reception under the oldest tree in Europe
Orthodox weddings at a variety of churches across the island
Kerry & Steven, St Stefanos & Sacallis Inn, Kos, May 20th 2016
We had a fantastic day on St Stefanos Island and Sacallis reception, the resident island peacock came out to greet us during the ceremony which was beautiful. The ceremony location was stunning, the reception staff were on hand to help at all times and the food was incredible. There was so much food, we couldn’t eat it all. The photographer got some amazing shots. All in all, a fantastic wedding!
Jade & Dave, St Stefanos Island, Kos, 29th May 2014
Such an easy way to plan a wedding – completely stress free 🙂 Beautiful locations, friendly helpful staff just perfect for the perfect day 🙂 The flowers were beautiful the cake was delicious – all the extras we wanted you arranged easily! Was a beautiful day! The island is stunning and the taverna and staff were fantastic 🙂