Greece Wedding Favourites
For many, the idea of visiting the gorgeous country of Greece with its breathtaking islands is like a dream. And stam and myself, two award-winning Santorini wedding photographers, have been spoiled by our clients who’ve asked us to capture their magical day in this beautiful location.
We’ve been lucky enough to visit many of the islands as well as some of the major cities in our capacity as destination wedding photographers. And we love this location so much, that we’ve prioritized it as one of our favorite spots to shoot weddings.
With our years of experience, we’ve gained so many great insights and insider tips and tricks that can transform any wedding day into one that is unique, special, and magical.
By now, we know about all the places to visit, and the spots to see in order to avoid the crowds for picture-perfect wedding photography.
Santorini Wedding Photographers Share Their Wedding Secrets
So whether you’re looking specifically for Santorini wedding photographers, or a wedding photographer for any other fabulous location in Greece, we’ve decided to put together a portfolio of our images to inspire.
We’ve also jotted down some must-know facts and information – basically everything you need to know about getting married in Greece.
Follow us, Santorini wedding photographers. as we reveal our secrets to having the best day of your life in this fairytale-like country.
In this portfolio, you’ll find:
- Relevant and informative blogs about your wedding day and getting married in Greece
- Wedding day photographs of couples we’ve captured in Santorini and beyond
- Our Mykonos featured snippet on the bridal blog, Carina Baverstock Couture
- Detailed information on the islands in Greece
- The must-visit ancient sites Athens
- The top five luxury hotels in Santorini
- The best beach clubs and restaurants in Santorini and Mykonos
Wedding Blogs: Getting Married (in Greece)
- Why is your photographer your most important vendor?
- 8 helpful tips for smooth sailing on your wedding day
- 5 important questions to ask your wedding photographer before hiring them
- The importance of a wedding planner
- Top 5 locations for a destination wedding
- 10 must-see wedding photos of Santorini
- 5 things every bride should know about getting married in Santorini
Getting Married in Greece, A Photography Inspiration Portfolio
- Anna and David’s wedding at Dana Villas in Santorini
- Sam and Tony’s wedding in Mykonos
- Steffi and Philip’s wedding at Cavo Ventus in Santorini
- Aregu and Arpad’s wedding Costa Navarino in Messenia
- Watanabe and Sunny’s wedding in Santorini
- Michella and Eddy’s wedding at Elounda Beach Hotel in Crete
- Claire and Foivos’s wedding in Koroni, Greece
- Yara and Nabih’s wedding at Thermes Luxury Villas in Santorini
- Eva and Foti’s wedding at Costa Costa in Crete
Feature: A Bridal Boutique of Luxury Designer Wedding Dresses
- Sam and Tony’s wedding in Mykonos
Greek Islands You Don’t Want to Miss
Gorgeous Santorini is one of the cyclades islands in the Aegean Sea. Its rugged landscape was brought about by a devastating volcanic eruption in the 16th century BC, leaving it with the natural scenery that you can still see today. Santorini is famous for its white cubiform houses with blue roofs, and their two main locations: Fira and Oia, where views of the caldera can be seen.
This island holds such charm that it’s a favorite not only for tourists, but also locals. You can find it west of the Cyclades in the Milos region. The Aegean sea can be seen with its deep and magical blue waters, and it’s a great location for its beaches, hiking, mountain biking, and diving.
Naxos is the biggest of the Cycladic islands, and it’s an unspoiled region with great landscapes, ancient ruins, natural mountains, and gorgeous beaches. It’s well-known for its history, and one can visit Kastro, a stunning hilltop castle, to learn more about Greek archeology.
Decorated with natural beaches and traditional villages, Paros is an understated island in Greece. Enjoy the peacefulness that this location brings, and marvel at the naturally-shaped swimming coves.
Crete is the biggest island in Greece and a popular destination for holiday makers. It’s got the best of both worlds – exceptionally beautiful beaches and extensive mountain ranges. Here, you can visit the Heraklion Archaeological Museum – a location that houses many artifacts from Cretan history.
This Cylades island is one of the top spots for partygoers during the summer. You’ll find an abundance of night clubs and discos, and tons of cool places to eat and have drinks. Mykonos is also famous for iconic landmarks, such as their 16th century windmills.
Must-See Ancient Sites in Athens
This fortress is a slew of ancient buildings that hold strong cultural and historical meaning. The area is symbolic of Greek civilization, and the monuments are considered some of the best in the western world.
Right in the heart of Athens, you’ll find the Temple of Olympian Zeus. It’s a former colossal temple, and is dedicated to the head of the Olympian gods, Zeus. It was once the largest temple in the world, and is still a huge monument worldwide.
This agora, aka public gathering space, is the most well-known in Greece. It used to be a hub for all things political, commercial, administrative, and social, and many people used to enjoy various events in this space. Today, there is a small a museum to learn more about the agora, featuring ancient artifacts.
Found 60 m. above the sea, the Temple of Poseidon can be found at Cape of Sounion. This structure was made entirely of white marble and was built to honor Poseidon – the god of the seas, in the middle of the 5th century.
Kerameikos Cemetery, while a less popular tourist attraction, actually holds a lot of significance and history. Here, you’ll find ancient graves, ruins, and a small museum containing archeological artifacts. It was used as the main burial site for one thousand years from the 12th century BC. This cemetery is quiet and allows for peaceful introspection and a dose of cultural history.
The Top 5 Luxury Hotels in Santorini
“A picturesque sanctuary perched above the Aegean Sea,” is how the Grace Hotel likes to describe its four-star location. It can be found in the popular region of Imerovigli, and offers an infinity pool with incredible views of the sea, and luxury rooms, suites, and villas. This hotel is also very popular among couples in love for their impecable wedding venues and services.
The surroundings of the Mystique Luxury Hotel are carved and rugged Caldera cliffs as well as the blue Aegean Sea. The hotel is designed tastefully in mute colors, and offers 40 suites, two swimming pools, a spa and gym, upscale restaurants, and jaw-dropping panoramic views.
This hotel is the proud owner of 29 awards for its great service, design, and hospitality. It’s a traditionally-styled accommodation found in Oia featuring private infinity pools and jacuzzi’s, and views of the volcanic caldera.
These beautifully intimate lifestyle houses are what make this accommodation so charming. The Perivolas focuses on simplicity, relaxation, tranquility, and rejuvenation. They offer excellent cuisine options, breathtaking views, wellness, and lifestyle activities to treat all the senses.
This luxury hotel was once a storage unit for wine. The space was then transformed into designer-chic luxury hotel rooms in 1985, and since has been well-known for its luxurious yet minimalistic concept. There are 18 rooms in total, and staying here is an experience similar to that of heaven on earth.
The Best Beach Clubs and Restaurants in Santorini
A true culinary experience can be enjoyed at Mezzo. It overlooks the Venetian Castle and is a historic mansion built in the typical Cyladic architecture. The restaurant, opened in 2012, can be found inside the hotel which was built in 1981.It has three levels, all offering peaceful views of the volcano and Oia.
Picture sipping on a cocktail and enjoying the company of the ones you love or a good book whilst overlooking the breathtaking Aegean Sea. This is essentially what you can look forward to when you visit Lioyerma Lounge Cafe Pool Bar. Their pool is the biggest in the town of Oia, and their name translates to “sunset” in Greek, an omen of what’s to come in paradise!
Visiting this restaurant is to indulge in delectable gastronomy by the sea. It can be found in Fira, and is a place to enjoy fresh Mediterranean cuisine, drink fancy cocktails, meet with friends, celebrate an event, or even participate in some quiet yoga or wellness treatments beside the ocean.
In Fira, you’ll find Argo Restaurant – a dining experience that encapsulates different tastes of the world. The space is relaxed, and the view is to-die-for on any level you choose to wine and dine. Inspired by its surroundings, this restaurant mimics the qualities of the surrounding sea and Cyclades.
A traditional and affordable spot in Oia, Melitini offers authentic cuisines of Santorini. This dining location wows its guests with family recipes that have been passed down for generations. They aim to remove the mass tourism feel and create a welcoming space for guests to be treated like friends.
The Best Beach Clubs and Restaurants in Mykonos
A hub for artistic, spiritual and social people, Scorpios is a place to represent those who have yet to be discovered for their creativity by mainstream culture. Here, you can listen to live music, and eat wholesome Greek dishes that are locally prepared, organic, and predominantly vegetarian.
Situated on one of Mykonos’s most popular beaches, Avli Tou Thoudori is has a cottage-style appearance with minimalistic tendencies. They not only offer impeccable views, but also excellent Greek cuisine and delicious cocktails.
When in Mykonos, you do not want to miss the vibe at Kalua. The space is decorated with simple yet elegant decor, there’s an ample outside space to marvel upon the beach, and at night – you can expect quite a party. Enjoy a great meal and or drinks, and some after dark fun at this well-known and upscale beach bar and restaurant.
A synonym that aptly describes Super Paradise would be “party”. This vibrant, eclectic beach club is the spot for clubbers, travelers, models and VIP celebrities. Enjoy life at Super Paradise as the music gets louder and the beach gets quieter.
This beach club’s tagline reads, “The sky is yours,” and that’s essentially the feeling you get when you step inside this unique vibe with stunning views of Super Paradise Bay. Spend your day on the beach, at the pool, in the Jacuzzi, or at their 360 degree bar.
So, are you ready to embark on what is arguably the most important day of your life? Have you lost (or found) your heart and soul in Greece? This amazing country is one of the most magical places to tie the knot, and we highly recommend visiting for your big day.
We also highly recommend hiring talented and skilled Santorini wedding photographers for your wedding. By doing so, you’ll be rewarded with elegant, classic and tasteful photographs that symbolize your love for eternity.
Enjoy this special time, it’s truly a wonderful experience that we sincerely adore!