Are you thinking of getting married? Have you dreamed of a fairytale wedding on a sun-kissed island, far from the grey rainy days of Britain – and with only the people that you really want with you on your very special day? Well, your dream can come true, here on the island of Crete – in the picturesque village of Agia Galini.
We have years of experience in planning weddings – from those with many guests, right down to just the bride and groom, with witnesses provided from the village. Our main aim is to give you a wedding to remember, without the worry of arrangements and paperwork. We take care of all the administration – including document translation; the wedding ceremony itself, provision of the bride’s bouquet and buttonholes for the groom and guests, photographs or a video recording, the wedding reception – and the cake and champagne, too!
Weddings can take place in different locations in Agia Galini and are conducted by the Mayor and Registrar, in Greek. Simultaneously, a translation in English is given, worded in such a way that you will remember it forever. After the ceremony, the wedding party is taken into the traditional fishing harbour for photographs (or video coverage) and on to Zorba's Bar or the Madame Hortense restaurant for the main reception.
The bar and restaurant overlook the harbour and bay – an incredibly romantic setting – and the food is perfect for such special occasions. There are several menus to choose from covering different price ranges, and the bar is equipped to offer all sorts of cocktails, wines, spirits and soft drinks.
The village of Agia Galini is the perfect place to spend your honeymoon or holiday, full of interesting shops, bars and tavernas – and the local people are warm and friendly. If you are wondering about accommodation and travel arrangements, we can take care of all your needs. We have our own luxury villas, equipped with kitchen, colour television and air-conditioning – and a private swimming pool, situated just one minute away from the sea.
All weddings conducted in Agia Galini are civil, legal ceremonies, not conducted in a church, but we can also arrange Roman Catholic marriages.
Margaret Kotzanakis Tropika club
Wedding Simone and Russell Forbes Brown, june 2011
Photography: Daryn Zocher
Flowers and decorations: Peter Verschueren (+30 69 32 52 23 15)
Cake: Chocorello, Agia Galini
Reception: Taverna @ Camping No Problem
Ceremony location: Costas Irini Church near Agios Georgos Organisation paperwork: Margaret Kotzanakis (Tropika Club, Agia Galini)