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Crete

Crete

The largest and most southerly of the Greek Islands, Crete is an island of contrasts; with beautiful golden beaches and crystal-clear waters as well as breathtaking mountain scenery. Romantic Crete holds an abundance of fascinating history as the birthplace of Zeus, father of all Greek Gods and the Minoan Empire. A Crete wedding offers couples the chance to be as active or as leisurely as they please, with a great choice of cosmopolitan towns and sleepy villages. Wedding ceremonies can take place at a variety of town halls or at one of our featured Crete hotels. Mainly centred around Heraklion, weddings in Crete may also now be held in many of our picturesque resorts in both Hersonissos and Chania.

Aghios Nikolaos Lakeside Venue

Your wedding vows will be taken on the edge of the lake, on a paved area in front of a small church. This is a delightfully peaceful location, with small fishing boats dotted around the water’s edge, providing a wonderfully romantic background for your wedding album. Myths and legends surround this delightful setting. It is claimed that the seawater lake of Aghios Nikolaos is "bottomless" and was said to have been favoured as a bathing spot by Athina the Goddess of Wisdom.

We recommend that you book your accommodation in Aghios Nikolaos or Elounda. If the resort is outside pf these areas, there will be higher travel expenses for getting to and from the Town Hall for paperwork and your ceremony.

This special location provides a wonderfully enchanting wedding venue that is unique to this area.

Crete Hotel Venues

Civil ceremonies are available in a number of hotels in Elounda and Aghios Nikolaos. Please refer to the hotel pages on our website for full details on our Crete hotels, including St Nicolas Bay Resort Hotels & Villas, Domes of Elounda, Autograph Collection and many more. Your forever starts here at Domes of Elounda, where no two weddings are ever alike, with each wedding custom designed especially for you. Choose from three spectacular sites for your perfect day: The private chapel with views of the sea and Spinalonga Island, to Spina Decks and the Pier, both of which are located on the seafront. With beautiful grounds for photographs, your special day will have everlasting memories.

Rethymnon Town Hall

Rethymnon is an old city full of historical buildings, traditional houses, mosques and even a Venetian fortress. All of this and more can be found dotted around the attractive harbour on the scenic Crete coastline. The new Rethymnon Town Hall is modern in architecture and situated in between the new and old town. Although the building is modern, there are truly magnificent photo opportunities around Rethymnon.

Rethymnon Old Town

Rethymnon Old Town Hall is also known as St Lazarus Chapel. Dating back to the 14th century, St Lazarus Chapel has undergone many transformations and is now a traditional chapel set in a Venetian house in the heart of this stunning old town. This chapel is able to host civil ceremonies and it’s worth noting that as it’s pedestrian only, you and your guests will need to walk for five-minutes to reach the chapel.

Please call our weddings department for more details on all our wedding venues in Crete or to book your wedding. 

Email us at weddings@olympicholidays.com