Capital: Athens Language - Greek
Flight time: 19 hours from Sydney
If you're looking for a destination at which to get married that is full of romance, history, and culture then why not consider Greece. With stunning scenery and blue skies, weddings abroad in Greece offer plenty of versatility whether you dream of getting married on a sun drenched beach or in a private island chapel. There are plenty of venues all with stunning views that are able to host a reception and with a plethora of historical sites to visit and loads of culture to soak up, Greece is a very versatile location for a honeymoon too.
If is fairly easy to get married in Greece and both civil and religious ceremonies are recognised. Before as couple can apply to get married they both need to advertise a Notice of Marriage in a local newspaper or town hall for 8 days. This must be written in Greek. Once this has been done they can apply for a marriage licence and will need valid passports, residency permits (if applicable), birth certificates both in English and Greek with an Apostille stamp. They will also need a Certificate of No Impediment in both English and Greek and notarised at the necessary embassy, together with copies of the newspaper featuring their wedding notice. An application takes about 7 days and the licence is valid for 6 months. Further application has to be submitted to the mayor with a copy of the marriage licence and he organises a wedding date. For further information visit http://greece.angloinfo.com/countries/greece/marriage.asp
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