It's relatively simple to marry in Greece, which must be why so many couples choose to marry here. Although it could be the great weather, lovely scenery and great choice of wedding locations too......so what are you waiting for?!
Below are the legalities for marrying in Greece, to help you plan your ideal wedding abroad.
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Greece Marriage Law Requirements
What are the legal requirements to get married in Greece?
Legal age for marriage is 18 years for both men and women.
Bride and Groom may not be related by blood, marriage or adoption
Two witnesses are required, who must bring their passports.
How long do I have to be resident in Greece before I can get married?
There are no residency requirements to get married in Greece.
Getting a marriage licence
You must take the papers mentioned below to the City Hall or the President of
the Community in Greece. The licence takes up to seven days to issue and is
valid for 6 months.
Once the marriage licence has been issued the bride and groom must both submit
an application to marry to the Mayor or President of the Community where they
wish to marry.
What legal papers do I need to take with me?
Full birth certificates with a certified translation.
Certificate of No Impediment”, which can be issued by your local Registry Office
no longer than 3 months before the wedding date, and certified translation.
If you have been divorced then your first marriage certificate and the final
divorce papers must be shown with a certified translation.
If you are widowed then the death certificate of your previous spouse must be
shown with a certified translation.
If you are adopted then your adoption certificate must be shown with a certified
If your name has been changed by deed poll then legal proof must be shown,
stamped and dated by a solicitor (including if you are divorced and have
reverted to your maiden name) with a certified translation.
Please note: this information is for guidance purposes only and liable to change without notice. Please check with your wedding planner in resort or the relevant embassy of the country in which you intend to marry for up to date details before you marry.
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Athens Marriage Registrar's Office
Athens City Hall
63A Athinas St, Kotzia Square,
Athens 10552, Greece
Tel: +30 210 372 2001
Administration Building 22 Liossion St,
Athens 10438, Greece
Tel: +30 210 527 7000