Welcome to Santorini, known as Santorini, the most beautiful one ! Have you ever imagined of getting married in Santorini, in Greece?
Few fellows travel to Greece and miss visiting Santorini Island willingly, the absolute most mythical place in all of the Cycladic islands.
Santorini was once a round, Nondescript Island with practically no appeal to offer visually except for stunning views of the sea. One fated day in the ancient years, a volcanic eruption occurred and so explosive was it, that all that was left of the round island was a rim of a distinct crescent shape encircling the caldera underwater. Santorini natives love to tell a story of how the Minoan outpost disappeared underwater one night, leaving nothing but bobbing pumice rock and pass the wet memories of a once beautiful island. The volcano that once punched through the Cycladic Island smolders to this day, and the adventurous traveler should consider a caique boat tour all the way to the island of Thirassia, then to the Kamenos. The latter is a group of islands that have slowly but steadily emerged from the sea waters like ghosts with a watery agenda. The sulphurous fumes that are constantly spewed serve to pass the message that Santorini’s underground inferno still rages on. As a matter of fact, it easily qualified in the 1990 list of the decade’s fifteen most potent volcanoes. The decade passed with no eruptions from the volcano, but countless micro quakes and rising lava levels had monitors of their toes for the bulk of the ten years.
If chasing after volcanoes and marveling at the sulfurous results of the potent stew brewing underground doesn’t quite cut it for a visitor, Santorini is a place of incredible beauty. The volcano eruption of old left multiple steep cliffs with different layers of color. Some are black in color, others are white and even others take on a brown hue. The sight of the cliffs is nothing short of spectacular especially if one moves a little way into the sea by boat and views them from a distance.
While sitting cross legged on terraces and taking in the views of approaching ships makes for one of the most pleasurable experiences on the Island, the activity doesn’t even begin to scratch the vast wall of charm that the island offers. The Ancient Thirra echoes Moulin Rouge’s “spectacular spectacular” with its temples carved and scraped off solid cliff sides. The city of Akrotiri is Santorini’s top-renowned site. The Minoan city is blanketed by a pleasantly surprising cover of volcanic ash. Walls and artefacts were left intact after the volcanic eruption, and they remain so to this day. Some wise soul must have warned the residents of the city to escape because it appears all of them evaded the volcano successfully. However, treading through the empty streets is pretty unnerving. It is a ghost town in itself.
Close to Akrotiri stands country that is one of the best wine-growing spots in the place. In Santorini, vines are treated in unique fashion. They are placed in hollow places and left to grow in basket fashion. Since the island’s soils are mostly volcanic, they accord for the complexity of the wines that are produced in the island. All are extremely palatable though, it’s just that the taste id different. It is very unique.
Just like the wine, they are very unique.
The island is one of the globe’s most sought after wedding destinations. From luxurious hotels and excellent beach sites to rural churches and volcano backdrops, the island is indeed amazing for wedding ceremonies. Ceremonies may take place in any spot of choice in the island. Orthodox Greek marriage ceremonies are conducted in cathedrals and chapels. At the St. John the Baptist cathedral in Fira, Jewish wedding occasions may be carried out (provided a rabbi is present). Simplicity is almost regarded as a religion of its own, with almost all the hotels housing newlyweds at the caldera rim having a simple, though tasteful nature.
However if one chooses to go big, there is no law against it. Superb hotels exist in the Islands.
Santorini has a remarkably active nightlife that revolves around Fira. Oia is also a significant player when it comes to night life, but to a lesser extent than Fira. The months of July and August mark the hottest period of the island. It should also be acknowledged that crowds are especially thick in those months. These factors do not take away from the island’s appeal, both visual and not, but the months of May and June offer better experience to visitors, regardless of whether they opt to hang around the terraces and peer at ships or saunter through the ghost town of Akrotiri.
The island of Santorini is the right place to exchange vows as the peace, serenity and splendour of this place is just unsurpassed!
The Greek Sun shines over 330 days in a year and this climate will allow the couple to tie the knot at any time of the year.
Whether it is on the beach, cave or upon a terrace, the couples are totally free to choose their own locations as it is completely legal except that it has to be agreed by the mayor.
When I saw you I fell in love, and you smiled because you knew! - William Shakespeare