Amorgos, the island-hymn to the beauty of the sea, is considered to be one of the most romantic getaways in Greece due to its wild beauty and its sharp contrasts. There are not in fact many places in the world where wild mountainous terrain coexists harmonically with calm seas and green plains. Traditional villages perched high above on cliffs, monasteries sculptured on steep rocks and ancient footpaths complete the picture. Wouldn’t be this the most dramatic backdrop to host the wedding of your dreams?
Beautiful whitewashed churches spread all around the island with blue bell towers affording an unrivalled view of the Aegean and the imposing rugged mountainscape form the most inspiring backdrop to say “I do”! Welcome the opportunity to perform your wedding ceremony in the traditional Cycladic way: walk all the way to the church through the narrow streets of the village escorted by a procession at the head of which there are people playing traditional instruments (violin or the lyre) and singing traditional wedding songs! If you don’t like however that kind of “fuss”, you can always choose to perform a simpler ceremony. After the ceremony, beautifully decorated hotel venues or traditional villages’ squares will be perfect spots to host your wedding reception. Whichever your reception menu, you should definitely choose traditional Cycladic titbits like “kserotigana” (honey dipped spiral pastries), sesame bars, and taste local baked raki (made of raki, sugar and spices).
The locals will be more than happy to share your joy and make you feel like home. Whatever type of nuptial ceremony you’d choose, it is more than certain that your special day will remain unforgettable to you and the people closer to your heart. So, start searching your fairy-tale romance on Amorgós!