WE ARE GETTING MARRIED (:
It means the world to us to share our special day with you. We look forward to dancing the night away with all of our favourite people!
Getting to your hotel from the airport (Athens International Airport El. Venizelos)
The quickest way to get anywhere from the airport is by taxi. However, if your hotel is near Syntagma (centre of Athens) you may want to take the train instead (but it will be quite a long ride):
Taxis are available outside the terminal. Alternatively you can order a taxi on the Taxibeat or Uber app. MAKE SURE YOU HAVE CASH (SOME TAXIS ONLY TAKE CASH)
Train and tube: Take Proastiakos train to Doukissis Plakenitas. Change to Metro line 3 (blue line). Ride 11 stops to Syntagma, the main square in the heart of Athens.
Estimated Taxi cost (Airport to Athens center): €35
Estimated Taxi cost (Airport to riviera): €32
Both the wedding ceremony and the reception will take place in “Mouseio Oinou”, a winery owned by the Markou family for over 150 years. The ceremony will start at 19:00 and should last for about an hour. Afterwards, the guests will move over to the reception garden for a welcoming cocktail and refreshments. During this time you may visit the small museum on-site which hosts rare wine-making exhibits daings back to the 17th century. This will be followed by dinner, cake and partying until the ealry morning hours!
If you are visiting Athens for the first time, you should not miss a visit to the Acropolis in the centre of the city. This is a rocky hill at the top of which stand the ruins of the ancient city dating back the the 5th c. BC. The most famous of them is the Parthenon, the temple of goddess Athena. Many of the marbles of the Parthenon are in the British Mueseum.
At the foot of the hill on the north side is a grid of beautiful alleys (Monastiraki and Plaka) with shops and reatsurants, bustling with life and with lots of ancient buildings to see and visit.
If you prefer to be near the sea, the coasts are the perfect choice.
Mati Hotel (WITH POOL). 15 minute drive from wedding venue.
Ramada by Wyndham Attica Riviera (WITH POOL). 15 minute drive from wedding venue.
Dolce Athens Attica Riviera (WITH POOL)
President Hotel Athens (WITH POOL)
Radisson Blue Park Hotel Athens (WITH POOL)
Electra Metropolis (WITH POOL)
Fresh Hotel Athens (WITH POOL)
Coco Mat Athens Jumele
Coco Mat hotel Athens
Coco Mat Athens BC
Sweet Home Boutique Hotel
Home & Poetry Hotel (Excellent location in Plaka)
Elia Ermou Hotel
360 Hotel Athens
New Hotel Athens
Athens Mansion Luxury Suites
West coast ("The riviera")
Most west coast hotels offer easy access to the beaches and that's why it can be pricey. They are mostly organised but usually very busy in the summer months. However, there are some more quiet bays (though might be rocky) where you can enjoy crystal clear waters. Some areas of the riviera are only a 15-20 minute drive to the centre.
Grecotel Vouliagmeni Suites (WITH POOL)
The Margi Hotel (WITH POOL)
Divani Apollon Palace & Thalasso (WITH POOL)
Coral Hotel (closer to city center, beach at the front, lower prices, suitable for families)
Before you book, check with us the area stats!
The best area to stay in is the historic centre, adjacent to the Acropolis hill on the North East side (Monastiraki, Plaka). The area is full of shops and restaurants which are neck to neck with ancient Greek ruins, bustling with life and very interesting site-seeing.
Another very picturesque option is the to the West of the ancient Temple of Hephaestus (Theseo and Petralona).
If you want to stay on the South of the Acropolis try to stay as close the hill as possible (near the Acropolis Museum).
Mets and Kallimarmaro on the South East can also be an option.
THINGS TO DO IN ATHENS
WALKS AND SIGHTSEEING
Visit the ancient Athenian Acropolis at the top of the hill (close to Monastiraki train station). You need to buy a ticket. There you will see the Parthenon (temple of goddess Athena) and many more smaller ancient temples and buildings.
Wander around Monastiraki and Plaka, to the North of the Acropolis hill. The area has an abundance of of shops and restaurants.
Whilst in Plaka you can head up the hill towards Anafiotika where the architecture and pieceful alleys are reminiscent of the Greek islands.
From Monastiraki head East and walk along the train lines on Adrianou street. There you will see the ancient Athenian Agora (forum, marketplace) on your side. Have lunch at Antica on that street! Keep walking until you reach Theseo station and from there turn left onto Dionisiou Aeropagitou, a promenade that surrounds the Acropolis Hill and leads to the Museum of the Acropolis on the south side of the Hill.
Restaurant Antica on Adrianou street, overlooking the Agora!
Taverna tou Psara
Rooftop lunch/dinner/cocktails with a view to the Acropolis:
An abundance of bars can be found in Psyrri and the streets around Aghias Erenes square.
On the Sunday after the wedding we will go with our families to Andros, the island where I (Zoe) spent every summer of my life. It is only 2 hours away from Athens (by ferry) and we would love to have you join us there and make your trip to Greece a great holiday
Accommodation on Andros:
Andros doesn’t have many villages with bars and restaurants. There are 4 main villages: Gavrio and Batsi on the west coast, Chora (Χώρα) on the east coast and Korthi (Κόρθι) in the south. The most vibrant with a variety of places to stay, eat and drink is Batsi.
Near Gavrio / Batsi:
Hotel Blue Bay (beachfront with pool)
Hotel Perakis (beachfront with pool)
Micra Anglia Hotel