Santorini is quintessentially becoming one of the most alluring honeymoon and wedding destinations in the world! The enchantment of this unique Greek Island forms part of the group of islands called the Cyclades. Santorini is the remnants of an enormous volcanic explosion that occurred three and a half thousand years ago. This created the current geological remains called the caldera with three hundred meter high cliffs on three sides, with a giant central lagoon. These breathtaking features have given the island its overwhelming seductive charm, the combination of its energy, stunning views and perspectives captivates all that visit.
The island has some remarkable sunsets over the caldera, which illuminate the dusting of traditional settlements and white washed hotels along the cliff fringes. Networked by a maze of narrow lanes and donkey tracks giving a mystical quality combined with the beautiful light and vivid colours, perfect for the kind of romantic settings it is now being recognized for. Santorini offers a diverse variety of locations, from the dramatic black sand and sandstone cliffs to sleepy hill top villages where you will find peace and tranquility. On the west coast of the island, the sheer cliffs of the caldera are brimming with luxurious hotels stretching from the colourful and energetic town of Fira to the more subdued and quaint villages of Firostefani, Imerovigli and Oia lending themselves to hosting that perfect wedding or a honeymoon sanctuary. The sunsets and vistas are sensational due to the natural auditorium suspended high above the ocean and all over the island the iconic blue domed churches are on display giving the island its unique Greek identity.
Many of the hotels are exceptional for couples with their magical caved rooms built into the cliffs often with their own private terraces, plunge pools and infinity pools. They truly ooze romance and walking through the cobbled streets at night with the array of fashion boutiques and high end jewelers, art galleries and crafts one realises how couples can become spell bound and totally fascinated in all that Santorini has to offer. The island is a big magnet from people from all over the world from Australia, USA, China, Japan and Brazil adding to the multi cultural air. With all weddings and honeymoons capturing the moment involves photography and videography, and of course Santorini has had to maintain this service.
If you are looking for a unique honeymoon or wedding destination that truly takes your breath away with mythical Mediterranean charm then Santorini will prove its one of the most romantic islands on the planet.
Ms Gingham says: I have to be honest and admit to some biased here seeing as my descent is Greek. Having said that, I haven’t met anyone who has visited this island and hasn’t wanted to come back. I love the idea of being able to get professional honeymoon photos taken! No more holding the camera in one hand while trying to squish your faces in the frame!
About the brothers: We are Nathan and Ben Wyatt from England. We are residents and have been shooting on the island since 2006. If you are thinking of Santorini as your wedding destination, we are able to recommend the best in reception venues, hotels, hair and make, wedding planners and even florists so reaching the most creative suppliers on the island is less difficult than you may think. It’s a case of relying on ‘inside knowledge’ which will take the stress out of your planning and you will get the very best out of Santorini.