The Cyclades islands of Greece are known for their picturesque villages and traditional architecture. The wedding ceremony will be held in the village of Dio Choria, a village created by the unification of two settlements, hence its name, meaning "two villages" in Greek. Take your time to wander the maze of alleys and visit the famous Greg Bourdakos Square.
Port / Town
The main town of Tinos and the port where you will arrive. To preserve the town's charm and make it more accessible for visitors and locals, the main street of the town is closed to vehicle traffic during the night. Enjoy the ambiance of eating outside in one of the many restaurants free from the noise of cars and motorcycles.
Church of Panagia Evangelistria
One of the most important pilgrimage sites in the country and is known for its miraculous icon of the Virgin Mary. The church is located on the hill above the main town of Tinos. Many pilgrims cover this distance on their knees, from the port to the church. The church was built following the dream of a local nun who would have frequent dreams of the Virgin Mary telling her to find her home and showing a particular place. When the nun dug in that place, on January 30th, 1823, she found an icon depicting the Virgin Mary praying. The church was built on this spot where the icon was discovered and is visited by thousands of people each year.
Athens (1-2 days)
Acropolis / Parthenon
The Acropolis is an ancient citadel located on a hill in Athens. It is home to several famous architectural and historical structures, including the Parthenon temple. The Acropolis is considered one of the most important cultural monuments in the Western world and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Visiting the Acropolis Museum is absolutely worth it.
Monastiraki / Plaka
One of the oldest neighborhoods at the heart of Athens, located under the shadow of the Acropolis. A great place to wander around, shop and eat.
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
A war memorial located in Syntagma Square of Athens, in front of the Old Royal Palace. Be sure to catch the changing of the guard, which occurs every hour on the hour.
Mykonos / Delos (1 day)
Massive party island with beach bar and dance clubs that stay open well past dawn. Be sure to check out "Little Venice" and the windmills.
According to Greek mythology, Apollo was born on this tiny island. In ancient times, Apollo's sanctuary attracted pilgrims from all over Greece, making Delos a prosperous trading port. Today, the entire island of Delos is an archaeological site, uninhabited, but open to visitors.
Bring sunscreen, Apollo is the god of the sun!