Wedding photographers in Greece
If you’re looking for wedding photography info for your big event in Greece you’ve come to the right place. Hopefully you’ll find these resource pages valuable as you plan your celebration. There are so many wonderful locations in this beautiful country — you can choose the small, intimate islands in the Mediterranean, or the big bustling cities. You really can’t go wrong. Incredible photo opportunities are abundant here due to the interesting architecture and beautiful scenery.
Greece is one of the top 20 tourist destinations in the world, which means it’s super easy for you and your wedding guests to travel to the country, and to get from place to place. It can get super hot in the summer time, specifically in the inland cities, which is strange because that’s the peak of the tourist season. I’d suggest planning an event at the beginning and end of the season, so basically late spring or early autumn.
If you’re coming from outside of Europe, you might consider finding the cheapest flight you can to mainland Europe, and then flying on to Greece on one of Europe’s budget carriers, like Ryan Air or EasyJet. I’ve found tickets from Norway to Athens for as little as $60 USD round trip!
There’s a rich history and culture in Greece — the language alone has existed for 4,000 years! — which means there’s a huge variety of places you can tie the knot. Imagine vineyards, ancient ruins, big cities, and nearly deserted seaside islands. There are lots of super cool villas you can rent throughout the country, which will allow you to have a super intimate destination wedding, and you’ll get to spend lots of time with your family and friends.
If you choose to get married in Greece there are many fun things you can do before and after the big day, and you can’t beat a few epic days at the beach on the Greek Isles.
Marriage requirements in Greece
If you plan to go to Greece for your wedding you will first need to make sure that you meet all of the local marriage requirements. You are expected to have your passport, birth certificate, and certificate of no impediment. The certificate of no impediment basically shows that you are unmarried or that you have had a divorce — that you’re legally single. These marriage requirements will be needed no matter if you have a civil ceremony or a religious ceremony. You will need to have everything translated into Greece as well, and must be forwarded to Greek authorities 6 weeks or more before the date. This being the case, it is probably easiest to get legally married at home, and then have a ceremony in the country.
Dreamtime Verdict: Greece
With beautiful views, awesome ceremony sites, fun things to do and great hotels, Greece would be a wonderful place to get married and enjoy a honeymoon.
Here are the areas we shoot in Greece
- Athens — Big city activity, Old World charm. Easy to get to from the US and Europe, zillions of hotels, and vibrant night life.
- Crete — A bit of everything all rolled into one tasty tyropitakia! Food, night life, beaches. Not too far, not to close. Perfection!
- Milos — Way off the beaten path. Quiet, serene, and small. Great for adventure travelers and small, intimate weddings.
- Mykonos — Great weather, great architecture, great beaches, and the biggest nightlife and scene in the Greek Islands.
- Poros — Way out there. Tiny, out of the way, good for intimate weddings, with unique beaches and castles. Very secluded.
- Santorini — Top 10 place in the world for a wedding. A major hotspot. Incredible architecture, food, hotels, vistas and venues.