With extremely reasonable prices, many couples find that they are actually able to save money by marrying on the picturesque volcanic island rather than in their home countries.
As couples tie the knot overlooking the traditional style houses of the famous island and the sparkling blue waters of the sea below, they have found that their destination weddings are a dream come true.
The island provides a vast variety of options for couples with different types of ceremonies, both civil and religious.
Each season has seen a steady increase over the past few years. According to english.cctv.com, Ioannis Kavallaries, one of three legal wedding registrars on the island says that business is booming.
“I’ve been involved with this for 20 years, since 1996, and started the weddings in Santorini. It started very slowly, with very few weddings but with the help of this beautiful view, it increased and now every year in Santorini we have more than a thousand weddings,” Kavallaries said.
Couples planning to get hitched in 2017 should consider booking asap as Katerina Stamatelopoulo, the events manager at Venetsano’s Winery told english.cctv.com. Her terraces are fully booked throughout the 2016 season with weddings and parties.
“For next year, we have booked 20 weddings already and we have requests for 40 more,” she said.