Lefkada – The Hidden Gem of Greece
Lefkada (Lefkas) lies shimmering like an emerald jewel in the clear, turquoise Ionian seas off the western coast off Greece. Dotted with tranquil, romantic villages, with a wealth of history and some of the most beautiful beaches in the world.
Lefkada is truly a hidden gem making it the new ‘must go to’ destination for your wedding nuptials or honeymoon.
Once a hidden hide away reserved for royalty, celebrities and the glitterati including Aristotle Onassis, Jacky Kennedy, Maria Callas, Bill Gates, Giorgio Armani and Prince Albert of Monaco; over recent years Lefkada‘s popularity has grown.
Lefkada’s beaches are regularly featured on the top 25 in the world. It has renowned water sports, yacht charters, stunning inland walks, magical waterfalls and villages full of character. This and its delicious Greek cuisine and stunning nightlife… Lefkada is indeed the ultimate destination for couples and guests looking for the ultimate getaway destination.
“I plan on going every year its so magical. We enjoyed every second of our time in Lefkada and hope to stay longer next time. Porto Katsiki was just AMAZING… The beach, the views, the colors were out of this world”…
What You Need To Know
Just a 3 hour flight from most major UK Airports to Preveza Aktion Airport; located some 15 minutes from Lefkas Town, operating between May and October.
Only couples, where both members are followers of the Greek Orthodox church, can marry in the island Churches or Monasteries. Non orthodox weddings are undertaken in the Town Hall.
However we have an agreement in place that will enable your nuptials to take place anywhere on the Island or at Sea. Enjoy a beach, country retreat or yacht wedding ceremony..
Our Greek approved translator will arrange all the legal paperwork on a fast track 10 Day Service.
Our planner will then process the paperwork with the Town Hall to enable you to arrive during the week of your wedding rather than the standard two week residency.
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We offer a boutique wedding planning service to all of our couples. After a fee is agreed we will work with your budget and requirements to ensure your day is as you visioned and so much more…
We do not accept any commissions from our wedding suppliers or venues so you can be assured that we are providing options most suited to your needs and budget requirements, within a first class service. All the discounts we negotiate with our suppliers will be passed straight back to you!
We can offer as little or as much support as you need! Our No.1 mission is to ensure all our couples and guests have the time of their life and treasure every special moment on this paradise island.
We also work with a portfolio of Luxury Villas as well as moderate and budget accommodations. We offer Yacht Charter and Sailing Holidays, Yoga Retreats, Car Hire and even Destination Wedding & Holiday Jewellery exclusive from US Designer Chelsea Bond of Red-i by Chelsea… in fact the new collection was based on Lefkada and the Ionian Sea.
Our boutique service will aim to offer you the perfect venue for your ceremony and/or reception. We work with many different suppliers, however if the venues that we recommend do not suit your needs we will work with our extensive list of contacts on the Island to find suitable alternatives.
On the West Coast of the Island you can enjoy your ceremony and photography moment; utilising their scintillating sunsets.
On Kathisma Beach, venues options could include the purpose built wedding venue of Areia Club Restaurant, the renowned Copla Beach Bar or the new and chic Monato Restaurant.
In Exanthia is the Rachi Restaurant which is built amphitheatrically on the slope of the mountain with exquisite views of the Ionian sea.
On the East Coast, overlooking the surrounding islands, lies sea front beach bar and restaurant venues, including NV Beach Restaurant and K Beach Bar, both located in the picturesque village of Nikiana.
In the verdant hills of Katouna, lies the boutique chic, sympathetically converted 19th century houses of Pavezzo Country Retreat & Spa.
We can cater for approx 2 – 120 guests in one of our Luxury Villas. Here you can enjoy ultimate privacy coupled with stunning views.
Examples include the Thea Resort, which lies in the hillside of Katouna with stunning infinity views over the ocean and mainland. Similarly the Villa Octavius has magnificent views across the neighbouring islands including the world renowned, private island of Skorpios.
When To Say ‘I Do’
Many events start in the early evening or late afternoon when the temperatures are cooler and the celebration will last as long as you want. The season runs from May until the end of October; with many couples choosing to marry in May, June, September or October when the temperatures are not as extreme as in high season.
We can plan your ceremony and/or reception in line with the world famous sunsets for magical photographic moments.
Explore, Relax & Enjoy
Porto Katsiki is one of the most famous beaches in Greece and Europe in general.
A photogenic beach at the bottom of an arc of pale cliff that seems to have the clean lines of something designed by an architect rather than a natural wonder.
Egremni Beach is reached via 347 steps, but well worth the journey, as featured in the Top 25 Beaches in the World in 2013 by CNN. The waters of Egremni are strikingly clear and the sunsets are frequently dramatic.
Book On In Lefkada can assist with excursions, romantic dinners, yacht charters and so much more to ensure your Honeymoon is a memorable and enchanting experience.
Lefkada is an exotic hideaway that awaits you with all its lasting memories held deeply within your heart!
by Naomi Jane Adams
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