Having guests for a wedding in Greece can be the experience of a lifetime. It’s a place a lot of people are dying to visit one day anyway, and you need only look through some photos to see how beautiful a wedding in Greece can be. But destination weddings also come with some additional considerations, and one is making sure your guests always have something to do. Many if not most guests, if flying internationally for an exotic wedding, will plan on an extra couple of days in town so as to make a little vacation out of it, even beyond the wedding. So it can always be a nice touch to provide a few recommended activities, since you’re organizing the main event.
Granted, in Greece, or particularly the Greek isles, one doesn’t necessarily need activities to have an unforgettable experience. Walking by the sea, enjoying whatever town is nearest, sampling local food and watching sunsets can pretty much do the trick. Nevertheless, it’s nice to be a host and make some suggestions anyway, so we have a few ideas to consider.
The best beaches in Greece are myriad, such that there’s at least one noteworthy stretch of sand on most every island and at many mainland destinations as well. And while Greece is much more than a collection of beaches, many people who want to go there imagine it primarily as a seaside paradise. Thus, particularly if the wedding itself isn’t making use of a beach, the number one priority should be to provide clear directions to the best nearby beaches. It’s something most of your guests will definitely take advantage of, and while they could probably find their way simply by asking around, making it easy doesn’t hurt!
Show The Way To Ruins
Not unlike beaches, there are spectacular ancient ruins all over Greece. Sometimes this means something as simple as a vaguely defined space that was once an open-air theatre; sometimes it means a half-intact temple or forum of some kind. There aren’t ruins everywhere, but they’re common enough, and they also tend to be high on people’s lists of things to see and enjoy in Greece. So, provided there are some notable ruins within a reasonable distance of where the wedding is being held, it can also be a nice touch to provide some directions in this regard as well.
Mention Nearby Casinos
It can easily appear that most people aren’t that interested in casinos, and it’s true that they can be something of a niche activity. However, these games have also gotten more popular, primarily online. Sites now offer all kinds of fun games, and the chance to play free without deposits gets a lot of people who might not traditionally like casinos to try it out. This is just to say your guests may be more familiar with casino games than you’d guess, and it just so happens that Greece has several fun casinos. They’re not all over the place, but listing some nearby options, if there are any, gives your guests some recreational activities to try – particularly in the event of bad weather.
Pick Out The Top Local Restaurants
Greek food is absolutely wonderful, and because it’s not all tied up in one style or a small handful of dishes, there tends to be something for everyone. Whether it’s a classic Greek salad, Mediterranean grilled meats, or a traditional dish like stuffed chicken, spanakopita, or moussaka – or even a local dessert, for that matter – authentic Greek flavors can be about as delicious as food can be. No matter where the wedding may be around the country, providing a list of the best local restaurants is essential.
Identify A Sunset Spot
This is a small thing, and your guests may not really need guidance for it. But Greek sunsets can be magical, and especially if the wedding is on an island, it can be a lovely touch to identify one or two of the best spots from which to watch the sunset over distant land or the Mediterranean Sea. It’s the sort of thing that sounds small, but which can really wind up being the highlight of the trip.