A Wedding in Europe’s Oldest City

A wedding in Athens holds the promise to mesmerise you with luxury, romance and sophistication. This modern day capital is a city steeped in history with a neverending selection of high-end services, exclusive venues and reputable vendors.

Athens’ vibrant streets are home to ancient archaeological sites, museums, old- fashioned and modern cafes, boutiques and other stores as well as hip bars and restaurants with a blooming culinary scene.Athens’ fascinating culture combined with the variety of things to do and see make it inarguably one of the best getaways for your wedding in Europe.

There are a number of reasons why you should get married in Athens. The Athens Riviera with its crystal blue water and sandy beaches is just a short drive from the city. You can say your vows while admiring the view of Acropolis and celebrate your special day in Plaka, an alluring historical neighbourhood reflecting striking similarities to a Cycladic island, within the city. Arranging a wedding in Athens is a breeze and you can have the wedding of your dreams with all the best facilities, professional wedding planners and event organisers in the vicinity.

You can choose from a long list of classy hotels with views of Acropolis and make your wedding day even more special with a photo shoot at Thissio and the longest ancient promenade in Europe. To experience the trendy hotspots of the city stop by Keramikos, Gazi and Kolonaki or head to the Southern suburbs of Glyfada, Vouliagmeni, Kavouri and Sounion for a taste of paradise right next to the beach.

You will also find some of the top designers’ boutique and great shopping areas in downtown Athens, Glyfada and Kifissia center for your gift registry.

The Athens Riviera is the perfect escape from the city’s bustling center with high- end boutique hotels, 5-star resorts, stylish wedding estates, venues and clubs scattered between the ancient temples and seaside towns.

If you move away from the water, in a northern direction, you’ll find yourself in the tranquil green suburbs of Ekali and Kifissia with its own selection of wedding ven- ues and hotels.

The lively and cosmopolitan lifestyle of Athens adds to city’s nightlife and is an opportunity for you and your guests to enjoy different places suitable for all ages, styles and budgets.

The mild winters and the hot summers make Athens a great location for your wed- ding, all year round.

Apart from the hotels, restaurants, wedding estates and clubs in Athens there are also seaside chapels overlooking the sea with open catering areas, exotic beach bars and the option of sailing along the Argosaronic Gulf with your loved ones. For the ideal island getaway while staying in Athens, look no further than Hydra, Spetses, Aigina and Poros. These islands are a hassle-free, easy to plan, short trip away from the city.

Tips for your Wedding Calendar in Athens

The best time to plan a wedding in Athens is in spring, summer or autumn, especially if you want an outdoor wedding. For a winter wedding you can head to one of the many wonderful venues to make the day special, warm and cozy.

What to see and do in Athens

Visit the romantic getaway of Athens Riviera, the temple of Sounion, the Acropolis and its museum, the historical center around Plaka, Thissio, Monastiraki and Syntagma. Don’t miss the Lycabettus hill for a panoramic view over the city.

Get inspired by a traditional wedding in Athens

When the wedding ceremony takes place in a church it is almost mandatory for the groom to be there at least 15 minutes before the bride arrives. The bridal car will drive around the venue, three times, until the bride finally gets out, accompanied by her father or brother who will take her to the groom. After the ceremony, the party will go on until the early morning hours with lots of music, food and dancing.

How to move around in Athens

Athens has a great transportation system with a modern metro and train that connect all the different districts. You can also get around in the city on the buses and tram or use a motorbike, taxi or a rental car.

The weather in Athens

Athens has Mediterranean weather with a mild usually sunny winter, a hot summer and a lovely spring. In autumn, the temperature is above 15°C with some rainfall and plenty of sunshine.

With Naido’s extensive network of wedding professionals, venues and accommodation you can make your wedding dreams come true, have the best party as well as the most memorable honeymoon through customised service and preferential quotes.