Winter and spring weddings

If you want a really traditional Greek wedding out-of-season then how about coming for one of these popular holidays. Although there are no direct charter flights to the island in these periods, you can fly direct to Athens with Olympic Airlines, and board  a connecting flight to the island. If you prefer, you can take the coach from Athens to Patra and sail by ferry to Sami where a taxi will be waiting to take you to your villa or hotel. You might take the opportunity to break your journey in Athens, staying at a central hotel for one or two nights, and visit the famous landmarks and archaeological sites. After your break, you can continue the journey by plane of coach and ferry – the choice is yours. In Kefalonia there are several hotels and villas which are open all year round; some have central heating, and others have open fireplaces, adding a certain magic to your wedding and honeymoon stay. Some winters are very mild (2006 was a prime example),  so you may not need to take advantage of these facilities, but what could be more romantic than cuddling up together in front of a blazing log fire with a good bottle of Kefalonian wine?

Christmas in Greece

Although perhaps a little more relaxed, and a little less commercialised, the Greek Christmas is not very different from Christmas in other countries, with decorated shops, streets and village houses. The main square in Argostoli is especially impressive with the palm trees festooned with fairy lights, and a general buzz in the air. Sometimes there is snow in the mountains, so hire a Jeep, take a flask of hot soup and off you go.

Easter in Greece

You probably already know that the Orthodox Church uses a different calculation from the other Christian Churches  in order to arrive at the date for Easter each year. Some years Easter is the same as the UK but other years it differs by several weeks, so please check your dates before booking. Easter is the most important celebration in the Orthodox calendar, and the festivals are fantastic. Traditionally, kites are flown and at the churches there are candlelit processions, decorating of the icons with flowers and, at midnight, the firework displays. Traditionally the Easter meal is a spit roast outside with everyone having a go at turning the meat. Plenty of wine is flowing and a very merry, relaxed atmosphere is all around. The weather is generally good, with pleasantly warm days, great for strolling along the spring flowered pathways.
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