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How to Get Married in Greece

Weddings in Greece are one of the most popular choices for a wedding abroad, particularly as each island or area of Greece has a different atmosphere, suitable for all tastes, from quiet, sleepy hamlets to modern towns and resorts.

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! Getting married on a Greek island is a classic wedding abroad option, from world-famous Santorini, to popular Zante, Crete the birthplace of Zeus, and picture-perfect Rhodes, there's bound to be an island for you.    
Below are the marriage legalities for Greece so you know what you need to do to get married there, and underneath those are wedding providers which you can contact directly for a quote. 

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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.


How to get a marriage licence in Greece

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 translation.
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


Our Greece Wedding Providers

Sani Resort

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Location: Halkidiki
Business Type: Hotel
Contact: Anna Wohlfart

It's the most important day of your life. So why not hold your wedding in one of the most beautiful places on Earth?
Sani Resort, set on the Kassandra peninsula in Halkidiki, is a luxury haven, consisting of four sumptuous hotels in unspoiled and peaceful surroundings. In this 1,000-acre ecological reserve you'll find luxury stylish accommodation, dazzling beaches, an exclusive marina, relaxing spa and beauty treatments and a wide range of sporting activities. There's a vast array of restaurants and bars plus a host of entertainment activities.
Weddings and special occasions are well catered for and a dedicated wedding planner is allocated to make sure your special day goes to plan in a truly memorable way. We will help you to organize and arrange for the wedding and the wedding reception, and everything that is involved, to make your day one of the most wonderful in your life!
We will tailor-made your day to your needs with added little touches to make your day extra special. We can even organize a half-day wedding cruise on the Aegean, a perfect way to enjoy the unsurpassed view of the Halkidiki coastline... To find out more visit our website

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Ikos Resorts

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Location: Halkidiki
Business Type: Resort and Wedding Venue
Contact: Anna

The best day of your life, is more than just an event, it is one of the most special moments of your life!
Ikos Resorts offer you a fairytale wedding set amongst beautiful scenery, with a magnificent view over the turquoise blue Aegean Sea and Mount Olympus - home of the twelve ancient gods, as your backdrop.
Our wedding planner, Anna, will talk you through everything that we can offer including ceremony arrangements, accommodation, cuisine and costs. Anna will work very closely with you to ensure your day is very special indeed. However big your wedding party, you will find Ikos Resorts offer everything you can dream of to make it a success and an occasion you will cherish forever.

Contact us today to find out more.

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Zante Weddings by Tsilivi Travel

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Location: Zakynthos
Business Type: Wedding Planners
Contact: Frances Aktipis Tsiolis

Get married in private colourful gardens, on the beach with the sea splashing against your feet, on a cliff top with the sun setting in the background, hire your own private little island, exchange vows in front of our tiny picturesque chapel or choose your own wedding venue.

Have your own private BBQ beach party, sail off on a cruise liner, walk down the red carpet aisle with a traditional quartet of serenaders...the list is endless...the choices are yours.

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Kipriotis Hotels

wedding couple by ruins in kos, greece
Location: Kos
Business Type: Wedding Venue
Contact: Wedding Co-ordinator

For the most important day of your life, select your favourite among our 7 different reception venues, 6 wedding packages and 5 different wedding venues, including a picturesque chapel, the shimmering pool, the sensational, sandy beach and the breathtaking sunset ambience on the hill. Make it as sparkling, as glamorous or as intimate as you want with the professional assistance of our expert team.

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