Capital: Athens Language - Greek
Flight time: 10 hours from Johannesburg
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.
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