Looking for an idyllic Greek getaway? Marpunta Village Club on the small and lush island of Alonissos could be the perfect place for a destination wedding or laid-back honeymoon
Marpunta Village Club could be your perfect spot for a destination wedding or tranquil honeymoon – especially if you dream of an authentic and traditional Greek island getaway where the sun and the Aegean waters are your backdrop.
Relaunching this June, Marpunta Village Club is within the family-owned hotel group Santikos Collection (the choice Princess Resort and Aegean Suites are located on the equally lovely nearby island of Skiathos).
Like Skiathos, Alonissos is wooded and lush – typical of the green and fertile landscape of the northern Sporades islands. Measuring just three miles by 12 miles at its widest points, it is surrounded by a marine reserve and the waters are home to monk seal among other rare species. Its principal town – also Alonissos – is set high on a hill and has traditional cobblestones and fabulous views.
Marpunta was formerly a traditional fishing village and the resort consists of 104 rooms and 15 family suites. The whitewashed buildings are set on the hillside and there are three private beaches below. Farm-to-table cuisine is a speciality – this is an island rich in almonds, grapes, figs and olives while the surrounding waters are renowned for white tuna – and stays here are offered on an all-inclusive basis.
The hotel has sports and wellness treatments, and a 24-hour reception and concierge service can organise anything from boat trips round the island to dinner à deux on a deserted beach. Marpunta Village Club’s idyllic location – and access to nearby beauty spots – make this a great option for a pre or post wedding retreat.
The in-house team can also help you plan a destination wedding celebration, either via phone/email or with the assistance of the new ‘Book your Wedding’ service offered across Santikos Collection hotels. This online tool lets you start planning your wedding via the website. Simply enter your preferred date and time along with number of guests before choosing a curated wedding package – Marpunta Village Club offers four – with options to add in bespoke details, from flowers and food to photography.