Say Your “I Do’s” in These Iconic Greek Cathedrals – Marriage is a sacred ceremony between two individuals ready and willing to tackle the challenge of building a life together. Why not consider saying your vows from within an ancient Greek church in an exquisite location?
Just a short charter from Santorini is the Cyclades Islands. One of the central islands, Folegandros, is a tiny one surrounded by indigo waters in perfect harmony with the white-washed structures and wild, green beauty. Even the winds here cooperate and point the way to the islands’ lovely beaches. These are the images that you, your beloved, and your guests will hold for the rest of your lives. Folegandros’ locals are prideful of their cathedral, the Church of Panaghia, but happy to share for lovers’ unions.
On the island of Sifnos, there’s a light and gentle magic that immediately settles upon you. It doesn’t take long to realize what’s happening – the majestic beauty of Sifnos will engulf you the moment you set your eyes upon it. The Chrysopigi Church is one of Sifnos’ iconic landmarks and beloved as an island protector. Wedding ceremonies are held here throughout the year. And it’s location is perfect for nuptials – its located on the island’s south side on Platis Gialos’ rocky cape. There’s only one way onto the island from the mainland – a tiny bridge worthy of Instagram capture.
On Samos, you’ll be greeted by an untouched, virgin landscape. Overwhelming vegetation, color, and light combines for revelatory exclamations. The tiny Panagia Makrini Chapel is incredibly small – just 13 feet by 6.5 feet with a ceiling just under 50-feet-high. And it could very well be the oldest chapel in all of Greece – it dates back to the 700s AD.
The island of Corfu is one of the most well-preserved historically of all the Greek islands. In fact, the center of the island is UNESCO-recognized as a heritage site. Grand, stately buildings are dazzling with their neoclassical influences. Part of the heritage site includes a tiny church you can only reach by a narrow path that begins at the shores of Kommeni. This path leads you to Ipapanti Church. As you begin your walk, it looks like Ipapanti is floating atop the water – imagine taking the walk down this natural “aisle” on your way to say “I do.”
You know you’ll be married – but where? Which church sounds most appealing to you?