When is the best time to get married on Ithaca?
Summer is generally the most popular time of year for destination weddings in Greece and Ithaca is no different. June to September has lots of sunny weather with July and August being the hottest months.
How do we travel to the island? Does it have an airport?
No, Ithaca doesn’t have its own airport. The nearest is Kefalonia although you can also fly into Preveza or Athens. As your wedding planner, I can arrange both individual and group transfers for you and your guests or simply advise you on the best way to reach the island.
What sort of accommodation will we find on the island?
There are a wide range of options to choose from including private villas, luxury hotels and self-catering apartments. Whether you’re looking for a romantic hotel suite in the heart of Vathy or rustic relaxation amidst the mountains, I can help you find the perfect place to stay.
Can you recommend a hotel/restaurant/day trip?
I’d be happy to. I’ve been involved in tourism in some form since I first moved to Greece and I love helping people experience the very best of Ithaca.
Weddings on Ithaca
I’m not sure we need a wedding planner. How can you help?
As well as ensuring you have the Greek destination wedding of your dreams, I’m here to eliminate stress and make the whole wedding planning process as enjoyable as possible. I can help with finding the perfect venue and suppliers, designing an overall look, sourcing décor and styling your day. As I’m based on the island and fluent in Greek, I can also liaise with local suppliers, process the necessary paperwork on your behalf and personally oversee every logistical aspect of your wedding.
We’re regular visitors to the island and know it well. Is it still worth hiring a wedding planner?
I love working with couples who already know the island and share my passion for this unique part of the world. As regular visitors, you may well have a favourite taverna in mind for your reception or a specific beach you would like your guests to experience. It’s my job to make these dreams a reality. I can be involved as much or as little as you need, but either way I’ll reduce the inevitable stress associated with planning a wedding from afar.
Ok, we’re convinced, what happens next?
Wonderful! Simply use the contact form to get in touch and I’ll respond personally to arrange a free consultation. We’ll start by getting to know one another and you can tell me about your plans.
Will our wedding be legal in the UK?
Yes, although once you’ve obtained your Marriage Certificate you will need to have it translated from Greek into English.
How long do we need to be resident on Ithaca before we can get married?
There is no required residency period on the island, but most people prefer to arrive at least one week before their wedding day. Prior to this, I will take care of all the necessary paperwork, including the registration of your marriage. My ability to speak fluent Greek makes the process much easier!
Are we able to buy our wedding rings on the island?
Definitely, and I’m more than happy to assist. We have some wonderful bespoke jewellers who can create something special and unique for you both.
We’d like to arrange brunch the morning after the wedding and treat our guests to a day trip/ private cruise/pamper session. Can you help?
Of course! I can arrange meals, events and excursions for you and your guests both before and after the wedding, all with the same exceptional service and attention to detail. I can also assist with transportation, both to and from the island and throughout the duration of your stay.