Honeymoons in Greece

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Greece Overview

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.

Key Facts for Greece

Currency: Euro

Capital: Athens Language - Greek

Flight time: 10 hours from Johannesburg

When to Honeymoon in Greece

When to go:
– Spring and Autumn are the best times to visit, especially May, June, September and October. The blue skies tend to fade in November and the days can become quite cold and wet.

Flight information:

– Multiple carriers operate between South Africa and Greece and Egypt Air fly from Johannesburg stopping at Cairo and on to Athens with a duration of around 14 hours with connections.


– Euro

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Getting Married in Greece

Greece and its islands offer a spectacular location in which to get married especially if you are dreaming of getting married outside under sunny blue skies looking out to sea or with ancient temples in the background. With plenty of private island chapels, golden sandy beaches, hotel resorts or luxurious catamarans, weddings abroad in Greece can turn dreams into realities. With plenty of venues all offering spectacular scenery and romantic settings, your special day will be totally unforgettable.

Marriage Requirements


Both civil and religious ceremonies are recognised in Greece. Before a marriage licence can be applied for the couple must publish their Notice of Marriage in a local newspaper or town hall for at least 8 days. They will need a separate notice each to be written in Greek. Following this they need to apply in person for a Marriage Licence and will need to have valid passports, residency permits (if applicable), birth certificates in English as well as a Greek translation and Apostille Stamp, together with any divorce/death papers (if applicable). They will also need a Certificate of No Impediment which must be in English and Greek and notarised at the relevant embassy together with a copies of the newspaper in which their Notices appeared. The Marriage License is usually given 7 days after submission and is valid for 6 months. With this in hand a couple must then seek the mayor's permission to marry and he will set a date. For full details please visit http://greece.angloinfo.com/countries/greece/marriage.asp