In recent years Andros has become a popular destination for weddings, particularly with overseas couples wanting to get married in the Mediterranean for all its benefits such as reliable sunshine, good food, hospitality but don’t want an overcrowded and costly tourism hot-spot.
Below are some short promo videos of weddings on Andros:
Video by Diamantis Bassantis.
One thing you can be sure of when choosing Andros for your wedding is that it will deliver a unique experience your guests will remember. I can vouch for this after having chosen Andros myself to get married in September 2018.
For our venue we chose Aneroussa Beach Hotel. We had a civil wedding which required several visits to the council offices in Chora and on the day the deputy mayor attended to perform the legal part of the ceremony. This aspect of the wedding required some preparation in advance.
Aneroussa is located between two sandy beaches (Delavogia and Agia Marina) and is about 800 meters from Batsi. A handy location as Batsi has a large number of hotels and apartments to house any guests. Batsi is the main tourism hub and thus being situated nearby means your guests have plenty to keep them entertained. Maria Salary, the front office manager helped us organise fireworks, dancers, a boat for us to arrive at the beach for the reception, the wedding cake and a host of other things.
An alternative idea for accommodation for your wedding guests would be to look at Airbnb and rent a villa (or several) big enough to accommodate your guests.
Following our wedding, many of our guests were so impressed by the island and the venue that they said it was the best wedding they had been too (including their own in some cases!) – a testament to the island of Andros. Below are some snaps from my own wedding. We had approximately 80 guests, most of whom flew over from the UK. Although a wedding in Andros takes some logistical preparation, I cannot recommend it enough. We had the most incredible of days!