Why Fodele Is the Best Cretan Destination to Host Your Wedding

Crete is such a fascinating summer destination for tourists who enjoy the heat of the sun on coastal beaches with pristine waters and views to die for, but also for those who enjoy the scenic, breathtaking, and often mesmerizing scenes of the mountainous countryside. 

Here, traditional hamlets either prosper with new features to attract the intrepid traveler – taverns, adrenaline-filled activities, discovery tours, folkloric and cultural museums, thematic parks for the little ones, beautiful churches steeped in history, endless olive orchards on the slopes of the mountains, citrus groves with sunshine on their branches, endless patches of fuchsia oleander blossoms, and the fascinating blue of the Cretan Sea as the perfect backdrop for the ceremony of your dreams.

Crete is the best place to host your wedding ceremony because you have plenty of exotic locations to choose from and a whole range of accommodation, catering, and bridal services to suit every budget.

Fodele is a delightful wedding destination. It fosters privacy and luxury, but also offers spellbinding mountain and sea views and proximity to some of Crete’s most fascinating villages and landmarks. You can explore the village of Fodele is a traditional mountainous settlement, with family-run tavernas and shops, and a verdant forest perfect for romantic walks and hikes. It is the birthplace of one of Crete’s most beloved sons, El Greco, the “painter of the spirit.” His genius is proof of the good vibes and positive energy of the place. You can visit the museum that honors his legacy in the village, in a place “surrounded by orange trees, springs of drinking water, and a Byzantine church.”

Fodele is green and friendly, with more to offer than what’s described in travel guides. They host a cheerful orange festival in March, and some of its taverns keep their doors open year-round. Sure, you don’t want a rainy wedding day, so plan to say your vows that mark the beginning of your happily ever after in the summer.

Wedding at Fodele Beach

If you want a beach wedding – Fodele has pristine sands and crystal-clear waves to set a perfect backdrop dominated by cerulean for your wedding ceremony.

If you prefer the bright green of the forest, Fodele offers beautiful landscapes that remind of the Cretan gorges.

The Byzantine Church of the Panayia in Fodele is such a lovely sight too: imagine the happy couple pictured against the beautiful architectural features of this temple.

The list of arguments continues. Due to convenience and diversity, Fodele is a great wedding destination. Plus, we can organize all kinds of fun activities and memorable experiences for the happy couple.

Fodele Beach & Water Park Holiday Resort offers wedding packages that include:

  • fruit and local sparkling wine in your room upon the arrival of the happy couple,
  • VIP check-in,
  • beautifully decorated setup of the wedding location on the beach,
  • a floral bridal bouquet,
  • boutonnière for the groom
  • sparkling wine for the toast with an assortment of Greek traditional pastries and cookies,
  • a one-layer wedding cake,
  • a romantic candlelight dinner on the beach for the bride and groom,
  • champagne breakfast in bed the morning after for the newlyweds.

You can enjoy all these standard perks with the typical Fodele Beach & Water Park Holiday Resort wedding package, but sure, you can also inquire about custom solutions.

This review by @kpevarsk on TripAdvisor tells it all about the quality of services and the beautiful details that will make this special day unforgettable:

“I got married on their beach with less than 25 people present. From the planning process to checking out, they were incredibly attentive and made sure that we felt completely taken care of. They had decorated our room and given us champagne and chocolate covered strawberries on our arrival. They provided an incredible, exclusive welcome dinner for our guests the night before the wedding. For the ceremony, they setup a beautiful arbor with fresh roses with a walkway and chairs for our guests. They arranged a beautiful dinner in the gazebos with a delicious coursed meal. They truly thought of everything! They even helped me arrange for a hairstylist and photographers and steamed my dress before the ceremony. We also received breakfast in bed and another private candlelit dinner for just the two of us. The service was incredible and my wedding was everything I had hoped it would be!! We are already planning on going back!”

Do you want to plan your dream wedding next summer in Crete? Just get in touch 

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