Outdoor wedding at a Cycladic chapel in Greece

Best Greek islands for a summer wedding

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Μany couples choose the Greek islands for their wedding. The beautiful landscapes, picturesque villages and endless blue of the sea and sky make up the perfect wedding scenery. Explore the best islands for a summer wedding in Greece and you'll start hearing wedding bells!

5 Greek islands for summer weddings

Here are the best islands in Greece for your special day:

  1. Andros
  2. Kea 
  3. Sifnos
  4. Skopelos
  5. Santorini

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Elegant wedding in Andros

Andros is an island of wild beauty in the northwest Cyclades. Many couples choose Andros for their wedding because of its landscapes, as well as for its picturesque chapels and churches located in beautiful locations. Some of the most popular churches for wedding ceremonies in Andros are Panagia Thalassini in Chora, Agios Kyprianos in Batsi village, or Agia Aikaterini at the bay of Korthiou. 

Moreover, Andros is an island really close to Athens; just a 2-hour ferry ride from the port of Rafina. 

The main town of Andros

Aerial view of Andros’ Chora and the statue of the “Unknown Sailor”

Minimalist wedding in Kea

Kea (or Tzia as it is also called) is a great destination for relaxing holidays. It's just 1 hour by ferry from the port of Lavrio and it is also a great wedding destination if you are looking for something elegant and simple. The colorful alleys of Ioulida, the island’s capital, as well as the beautiful beaches are a great setting for your special day. 

One of the most impressive locations to get married in Kea is the church of Panagia Kastriani. The church is located on the hill of Kastri, about 12km from Chora, and it has a magnificent view of the Aegean Sea. 

Colorful houses in Kea

A colorful alley in Ioulida, the capital of Kea

Dreamy wedding in Sifnos

Sifnos is a charming island in the Cyclades, famous for its tasty food, beautiful beaches and picturesque villages. The alleys of Apollonia, Artemonas and Kastro are perfect for romantic walks. If you want to explore the nature of Sifnos, you can also hike on its numerous trails. 

The island has 237 churches, chapels and monasteries, so you have many locations to choose from for your wedding. One of the most popular chapels in Sifnos is Panagia Chrysopigi. Located in a small islet close to the village of Faros and the beach of Platis Gialos, the spot is ideal for a fairytale wedding.

Full moon over a chapel in Sifnos

 Impressive full moon over the chapel of Panagia Chrysopigi in Sifnos

Hollywood wedding in Skopelos

Skopelos belongs to the Sporades island group in the western Aegean Sea and it’s a destination of impressive natural beauty. The island combines the green color of pine trees with the turquoise waters of the sea. No wonder that the beautiful island was chosen as a film location for the Hollywood musical Mamma Mia!

The chapel of Agios Ioannis, where some scenes from the musical were filmed, is a perfect spot for a wedding ceremony. Located on the top of a small hill, the chapel overlooks a stunning beach and the neighboring islets. The location is so magnificent that some couples choose to have civil marriages in the church courtyard. 

Another church that is popular for weddings is Panagitsa tou Pyrgou located in the main town of Skopelos, very close to the port. If you prefer to get married literally on the beach, we recommend the chapels on the beaches of Agnontas, Kastani or Milia. 

hill, islet, rocks, trees, church on the top, blue sea, bay, Agios Ioannis, Skopelos

 The chapel of Agios Ioannis in Skopelos, one of the filming locations of the Mamma Mia! musical. 

Romantic wedding in Santorini

When discussing wedding destinations in Greece, Santorini could not be missing from our list! The incomparable beauty, volcanic landscape, as well as the breathtaking sunset of Santorini make the island an ideal choice for a romantic wedding. Luckily, the island has more than 250 churches and chapels to choose from!

The colorful Cycladic architecture of Santorini merges with the beautiful views of the Aegean Sea and creates a unique atmosphere for your special day. Some of the most popular locations for weddings in Santorini are the villages of Fira, Imerovigli and Oia. Moreover, Santorini is well-connected with more beautiful islands of the Aegean Sea. Explore the top island-hopping day trips from Santorini to plan your romantic itinerary!

Colorful houses in Oia, Santorini

Colorful houses and a unique view from the village of Oia in Santorini

Choose the best island for your destination wedding in Greece, book ferry tickets on our website or the Ferryhopper App with confidence and start planning!

Good to know: European and international citizens can get married in Greece in either a civil or a religious ceremony. You don’t need to be a Greek resident to have your wedding in Greece. However, there is a process to obtain a marriage certificate, which may take up to a few weeks. So, we recommend contacting your country’s embassy in Greece before making any travel arrangements.