Holidays made for two in Crete Island
Discover the ultimate setting for a romantic trip with your other half, courtesy of gods, poets, and heroes
Marriage proposal? Honeymoon? Vow renewal? Dream wedding? Or just a sneaky escape for two! In Greece, Santorini is the star of romance, awarded year after year as the leading romantic destination in the world. But there is also Crete island and so many more destinations made for two.
An iconic proposal
You’ve kept it a surprise. The ring has been safely tucked into your suitcase and everyone at the hotel is in on the secret.
Now, the island of Crete is your perfect ally. Let’s find the most appealing spot, organize a romantic picnic that will be enriched with Cretan wines and delicacies, and let the dramatic nature play its role!
Crete island promises to make your marriage proposal unforgettable.
Honeymoon in paradise
Spoil yourselves at the luxury resorts of Elounda in Crete. Indulge in specialist rejuvenation treatments at their world-renowned spas and the high-end gastronomy served at their five-star restaurants.
Charter a private luxury yacht or sailboat, and explore the northern and southern idyllic shores of Crete island.
Relax on the most iconic beaches of Crete island, like Elafonisi pink sand beaches or Balos aquatic desert. Let our travel planner specialists provide you with personalized and impeccable service.
A traditional wedding in Crete
If you’ve witnessed or experienced wedding customs on the Greek islands, then perhaps you’ll be inspired to have a traditional Cretan wedding, accompanied by lutes and violins. A traditional wedding in Crete is a joyful occasion for the whole island.
The preparations last for days, filled with raki, wine, and local delicacies – particularly the wedding sweets: pasteli (sesame bars), amygdalota (crushed almond shortbread), and ksirotigana (deep-fried fritters) drizzled with local honey. Customs like ‘making the bed’, delivering the bride’s dowry of embroidered bed linen and other sundry items to her new home, shaving and dressing the groom, dressing the bride, the wedding procession, and the festivities that follow the ceremony are all part of the authentic wedding experience in Crete!