Magnificent palaces, imposing fortresses, romantic paved alleys, culinary surprises and astonishing beaches. This is Corfu, the most elegant Ionian island, the queen of Ionian Sea and a sample of the Italian architecture in Greece. It is not an exaggeration to say that Corfu Town is one of the most romantic places in Europe, and of course it is not a coincidence that UNESCO declared it as a World Heritage Site. The Chora of this wonderful Greek island is the ideal place to organise your wedding in Greece and enjoy a top experience by the sea or inside the cobblestone paths and the monuments of a traditional town that comes directly from the past and charms everyone.
In the capital of Corfu, magic unfolds the Venetian Old Town, under the arches of Liston, the Catholic Cathedral as well as the Spianada Square, where the heart of the island beats. The landmark of Corfu, Fortrezza, a word that means old fortress in Italian, with the Doric-style church of St. George is simply charming, a real journey in time. The meandering begins in the alleys of the Old Town, where the gardens of the palace of St. Michael and George, also known as the People’s Gardens, will impress you. The Town Hall Square is home to the majestic building, which once hosted the Loggia of the Nobles and later on San Giacomo Theatre, the first Greek theatre to stage Italian opera. The famous Liston is an impressive early 19th century arched colonnade, while Spianada Square is one of the biggest squares in Europe and the place where not only the young but also the cultural heart of the island beats to the tunes of the brass bands, also known as philharmonics. Can you imagine the beauty of a Greek wedding ceremony in the Cathedral or a reception in this romantic setting in a venue inside the Old Town, listening to the nostalgic sound of philharmonics?
The Venetian Town of Corfu also offers you the possibility to have extraordinary frames for your Greek wedding pictures. Wander in Achilleion, one of the most famous royal villas in Europe, built in 1890 exclusively for Elizabeth (Sissy), the Empress of Austria. Mon Repos is also a worthwhile palace, which used to be the summer residence of the former royal family of Greece and nowadays is a significant tourist attraction of the island. You can take your beloved partner and take fascinating photos in front of these palaces or walking around the narrow streets of the Old Town, between the neoclassical mansions.
After your Greek wedding in Corfu, you can spend some days exploring the whole island of Corfu, which in addition to this gorgeous capital has also traditional villages, stunning beaches, verdant nature, delicious cuisine and very hospitable people. After such an unforgettable wedding in Greece, this honeymoon couldn’t be more romantic!