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!’
Fly to Athens.
Your destination is Athens International Airport (El. Venizelos). The airport is a 30min drive from the centre of Athens and 30mins to the Athenian riviera (west coast).
Taxi: Download the app taxibeat which functions exactly like Uber.
Getting to Athens Centre from the airport:
By 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.
By taxi: Taxis are available outside the terminal. Alternatively you can order a taxi on the taxibeat app.
Estimated Taxi cost (Airport to Athens center): €38
Getting to Athens Riviera (west coast) from the airport:
The best way to get there is by taxi. No train or tubes reaches that area
Estimated Taxi cost (Airport to riviera): €32
Getting to the wedding venue:
The best way to get there is by taxi.
Estimated Taxi cost (Athens centre to venue):
Estimated Taxi cost (riviera to venue):
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 culture exhibits (wine and olive industry’s tools and machinery but also of domestic equipment that dates back to the 17th century). This will be followed by dinner, cake and partying until the ealry morning hours!
Accommodation in Athens:
We recommend that you book your accommodation either in the centre of Athens or at the riviera on the west coast.
The center of Athens combines a beautiful historic center (Acropilis, Plaka etc) with the buzzing life of a modern city. A visit to the Acropolis, some of the museums, and definitely a stroll through the beautiful alleys of Plaka with the local shops and tavernas is our ideal way to spend a day downtown!
The riviera offers easy access to the beaches. They are mostly organised and 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.
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Feel free to contact us for advice about suitable areas to stay in Athens or the riviera.
Athens centre, with pool:
Coco Mat Athens Jumele
Fresh Hotel Athens
Athens centre, without pool:
Elia Ermou Hotel
360 Hotel Athens
Coco Mat hotel Athens
Coco Mat Athens BC
New Hotel Athens
Athens Mansion Luxury Suites
West coast Riviera with pool:
Grecotel Vouliagmeni Suites
The Margi Hotel
Divani Apollon Palace & Thalasso
West coast Riviera without pool:
Coral Hotel (closer to city center, beach at the front, lower prices, suitable for families)
Villas near Athens and on the islands:
My Greek villa
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…
Getting to Andros: Boats to Andros leave many times daily from the port of Rafina which is on the east coast of Attica.
Getting to Rafina port: The fastest way to get there is by car/taxi. No train or tube reaches that area and a bus itinerary would take too long and with many changes.
Estimated Taxi cost (Athens center to port): €38
Estimated Taxi cost (riviera to port): €35
Accommodation on the island of Andros:
Tom and I will be staying on the west side of the island at my holiday home in Gavrio (Γαύριο) (by the port). We usually go out for dinner or drinks in Batsi (Μπατσί), a vibrant little coastal town, 15min drive from Gavrio.
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. Gavrio has a couple of fantastic places to eat/drink too but is much smaller and tends to get lots of cars coming out of the ferry. Chora is the capital village of the island and is really worth a visit during the day. The houses there spread on the sides of a central street with shops, caffes and a few tavernas on its sides. Chora is far from the beaches, the nearest ones being usually very wavy.
Villas on Andros:
My Greek villa
Near Gavrio / Batsi:
Hotel Perakis (beachfront with pool)
Hotel Blue Bay (beachfront with pool)
Micra Anglia Hotel
Transportation on Andros
You can find taxis near Gavrio and Batsi and you book them by calling the individual drivers or waiting at the taxi station.
Alternatively you hire a car if you want to explore the island and see the stunning beaches of the east coast. They tend to get very wavy but if you catch them on a calm day they are paradise. The have large flat pebbles and sand.
Your car pick-up and drop-off location should be Gavrio (the port).