With quaint villages, azure bays, and unforgettable sunsets, Greek islands are amongst the best wedding destinations in the world.

Cycladic Wedding Wonders: 7 of the Best Greek Wedding Islands

However, with 227 inhabited islands to choose from, you’re truly spoilt for choice when it comes to tying-the-knot backdrops. To help you pick one, we’ve narrowed your options down to the 7 we think you should definitely consider.


Santorini offers an extensive range of destination wedding venues – from the clifftop-perched Le Ciel to the sea-level Laze. Plus, if you’re planning an intimate wedding, the island is also home to a range of boutique accommodations, like the Albus Villas.

The sheer amount of venue options is unsurprising when you consider the rugged coastline, volcanic beaches, and the blue-roofed houses that define this island. Golden hour on this Cyclades island can produce the most stunning wedding photos imaginable!

Santorini is normally the first place that comes to mind when you consider a Greek island escape – so why not make it the setting for your special day?

Are there direct flights to Santorini from the UK?

Direct flights from the UK to Santorini are available all summer, with flight lengths averaging around 4 hours.

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While Zakynthos – better known as Zante – has a reputation as being a party island, it also serves as an excellent wedding destination. Away from the crowds, you can find tranquil private gardens, sandy white beaches, and members-only event spaces such as the Peligoni Club.

Plus, with plenty of sunset cruises, hikes, and dives to partake in, Zakynthos is definitely the top choice for those looking for an adventurous wedding.

Its vibrant nightlife also makes it a great destination for receptions and afterparties.

Are there direct flights to Zakynthos from the UK?

There are direct flights to Zakynthos from most major UK cities, including London, Manchester, Birmingham, and Glasgow. From London, it takes 3 hours and 34 minutes to reach Zante.

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If you’re looking for an up-and-coming Greek wedding island, look no further than Paros. Over the last 10 years, an increasing amount of wedding venues have opened on this island, including the 150-capacity Secret View as well as the more intimate Helius Villas.

Although Paros now caters to large social events, it has not lost any of its authentic charm and beauty. Its streets are lined with Cycladic houses and Byzantine churches. Furthermore, Paros presents a more budget-friendly option for your wedding, thanks to its comparative affordability against other islands in the Cyclades.

Are there direct flights to Paros from the UK?

There are no direct flights to Paros from the UK, so you’ll need to go via Athens or Thessaloniki. It takes about 3 hours and 40 minutes to fly from the UK to Athens. It will then take an additional 40 minutes to fly from the Greek capital to Paros.

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We’ve included Ios in this list due to its virgin beaches, bay-facing venues, and rolling green hills. One of the best places to take in the natural beauty of this island is the Ios Club, where couples have been saying their vows for over 50 years! Here, you can celebrate as the sun dips behind the hills and shimmers on the surface of the inlet.

A romantic atmosphere runs through the entire landscape of Ios. It doesn’t have an airport, which limits its tourism and helps maintain its natural, hidden-gem appeal. The island is best explored via a private boat tour of its secret beaches, which are perfect for capturing wedding photos in total privacy.

In terms of where to have your wedding stay, you have the Cycladic Gem Luxury Villa with its open-plan design and ocean-facing infinity pool.

Are there direct flights to Ios from the UK?

The easiest way to get to Ios would be to fly first to either Santorini or Mykonos. From there, you’ll be able to reach Ios by ferry.

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Crete sets itself apart from other islands thanks to its Venetian architecture and unique climate. Being the most southerly Greek island, it offers sunny weather in all seasons and an average of three rainy days per year. So, if you’re looking to wed in the shoulder season, Crete could be the best choice for you.

The climate of the island makes it perfect for viticulture, being home to many vineyards and wineries. Why not combine your special day with your love of wine by selecting Agreco Farm as your venue?

To make your stay as relaxing as possible, you could also book a seafront villa from Thalasses Rituals.

Are there direct flights to Crete from the UK?

Direct flights to Crete from the UK are available from most international airports. These flights take around four hours and 10 minutes.

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Mykonos is a highly classy Greek retreat, with 5-star hotels, opulent wedding venues, and a rich nightlife. The island takes full advantage of its crystalline coast by lining its beaches with venues and private clubs.

Many of the island’s wedding venues can combine your ceremony and accommodation into one luxurious package. Not only does the Saint John Hotels Villas & Spa provide a stunning vista for your ceremony, but it’s also home to a collection of villas, private suites, and romantic rooms for you and your guests.

Are there direct flights to Mykonos from the UK?

Semi-regular direct flights are available from London and Manchester. Flight time is around 3 hours and 50 minutes.

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Potentially the lesser known island in our Cyclades line up, Tinos is a little secret gem just waiting to be discovered by discerning wedding travelers. Just a short boat hop from Mykonos, the island can rival its nearby islands with its precious tranquility, unspoiled by high volume tourists.

With renowned Aegean sea views and lush ceremony gardens, Diles & Rinies Villas is defined as a wedding sanctuary allowing guests to explore many of the islands top experiences, from watersports to Greek cooking classes.

Are there direct flights to Tinos from the UK?

The easiest way to arrive in Tinos is to take a flight into Mykonos and then get on a boat direct to the island- taking about 20 minutes in total. What a fun way for guests to arrive at your wedding!

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Planning Your Greek Island Wedding

Greek islands are tranquil, vibrant, and picturesque – all the characteristics you need to create a wedding that both you and your guests will never forget.

Whether you’re planning a large ceremony with hundreds of guests or a small celebration with only a few family members and friends, you can find what you’re looking for in Greece.

Discover more wedding venues with the Wedinspire Venue Finder, and start planning your special day!