Sun & Sea in Santorini

With romantic sunsets, stunning beaches and clear blue sea, there is no doubt that the Greek island of Santorini offers some of the world’s most perfect locations for a stunning, picturesque small family wedding, civil partnership or a larger, more elaborate event.

Villa Eros, Santorini (2-5 bedrooms, 4-11 guests)

Set on the highest point of the caldera, this beautiful villa just outside the village of Imerovigli offers an amazing venue for a small wedding. Another holiday rental with captivating panoramic views across the Aegean Sea, the backdrop of the magnificent Santorini sunset would make for some truly memorable wedding photos. The extensive terrace has a heated pool, which is partly shaded by a pergola, as well as a furnished sun terrace, an outdoor jacuzzi, shaded seating and dining areas, and a small garden.

From €14,000 (£11,600) per week.

Megalochori Caldera, Santorini (5 bedrooms, 10 guests)

Another villa offering the perfect venue for weddings and other special occasions, Villa Megalochori sits in a stunning position on the caldera, overlooking the sea. The spectacular views can be enjoyed from both the first floor of the villa and the huge lower-level terrace, where there’s a large swimming pool and outdoor dining area. The executive chef here can prepare meals, including delicious meat or fish barbecues. Enjoy the complimentary daily breakfast, as well as transfers to and from the airport/port. For guests looking to arrive in style, the property also boasts its own helipad.

From €35,000 (£29,100) per week.

Villa Chapel, Santorini (2 bedrooms, 4-5 guests)

Set high above the sea and benefitting from breath-taking views, Villa Chapel is located in the stunning village of Oia, on the north-western tip of the island. From its large private terrace with chromotherapy jacuzzi, guests can enjoy panoramic vistas of the caldera, the famous Santorini sunset, the windmills, Oia castle, and the small colourful houses nestled against the steep volcanic cliffs, which descend to the sea below. A charming 18th century chapel is also situated on the terrace and, though it can’t be used as a wedding venue, it certainly adds to this perfectly romantic and exquisitely beautiful location.

From €4,900 (£4,200) per week.

Akrotiri Sunset, Santorini (2 bedrooms, 4 guests)

Further along the caldera, near the historic settlement of Akrotiri, guests at Akrotiri Sunset benefit from a complimentary a la carte breakfast each morning, as well as wonderful caldera views and – of course – sensational sunsets. On the furnished terrace of this romantic villa, the heated infinity swimming pool appears to blend into the sea, and there’s a pool bar, sun loungers for relaxing, and an outdoor dining area. The perfect venue for both a small wedding, civil partnership, or other special event, the villa offers furniture and works of art which reflect Santorini’s traditions, architecture and beauty.

From €5,250 (£4,300) per week.

The Luxury Travel Book has a choice of beautiful luxury villas to rent in Greece, and throughout Europe, some boast a chapel within the grounds, and some offer large terraces with sensational views of the sea and romantic sunsets!

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