Honeymoons in Greece
If you're looking for a mixture of relaxation and stunning sightseeing opportunities then a honeymoon in Greece or its islands could be perfect for you. With so much history to see at almost every turn and plenty of sun, sea and sand, to enjoy, Greece will provide you with an unforgettable honeymoon. Why not stay in one of the hotels and soak up this magical atmosphere.
If you're after a honeymoon that offers an exciting combination of ancient history, arts and culture together with sun, sea and sand lively nightlife, then look no further than Greece and its islands. Flights into Athens operate regularly from South Africa and with stunning Byzantine churches and awe inspiring archaeological sights, plus lots of museums and galleries, Athens alone will keep you busy. A visit to the iconic Acropolis is a must and whilst you're there have a stroll around the engaging Plaka, a web of winding streets with lots of small shops, restaurants and stunning architecture. Escape the heat with a ride almost to the top of the Lycabettus and cool off in its wooded slopes. With the Riviera just 30 minutes away, once you're tired of sightseeing, you can relax on the stunning beaches or dive the crystal clear waters. However you spend your time, a honeymoon in Greece will be unforgettable.
Steeped in history, culture and tradition, Greece makes a beautiful backdrop for your romantic honeymoon. Visit Halkidiki with its picturesque golden beaches and stunning mountain views. Or why not party the night away on the cosmopolitan island of Mykonos. If you’re looking for somewhere with a more relaxed atmosphere then Santorini is the perfect destination for you and has some of the most beautiful sunsets. Or if it’s a bit of luxury you’re after then why not visit the larger island of Crete with its ancient sites and luxury hotels.
Key Facts for Greece
Capital: Athens Language - Greek
Flight time: 9 hours from Toronto
When to Honeymoon in Greece
When to go:
The ideal time to visit is between Easter and mid-June and from the end of August until mid-October to enjoy warm weather and fewer crowds.
Greece is approx 3 ½ hours from London with direct flights to the mainland operated by British Airways and Olympic Airways and to the islands by Excel Airways
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Getting Married in Greece
If you're looking for a stunning European destination at which to get married then why not consider Greece. This fabulous country is a melting pot of history, culture and breathtaking scenery. Weddings abroad in Greece offer idyllic romantic settings and warm sunshine, and with lots of stunning islands to choose from as well, there's something to suit all tastes. There's plenty of stunning venues in which to exchange your vows, whether you dream of getting married on the beach, at a hotel resort, on a catamaran or even in a traditional taverna and with a myriad of sights to see and activities to do, Greece is a versatile location for a honeymoon too.
Both civil and religious ceremonies are recognised in Greece. The wedding notice written in Greek must appear in one local newspaper or at a town hall for at least 8 days before a couple can apply for a Marriage Licence, and each of the couple have to submit a separate Notice. The documents needed are valid passports for each party, residence permit (if applicable), birth certificates together with a Greek translation and an Apostille Stamp. If divorced or widowed then relevant certificates to this effect. They will also need a Certificate of no Impediment which must be in English and Greek and notarised at the applicable embassy. They will also need copies of the newspaper in which the Marriage Notice appeared. A fee is also charged and this varies from region to region. Documents need to be taken in person to the Town Hall in order to obtain a Marriage Licence. This is normally issued 7 days after submission and is valid for 6 months. Once the licence has been received another application needs to be made to the Mayor who will set a date for the wedding. For more detailed information visit http://greece.angloinfo.com/countries/greece/marriage.asp
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