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Ina Merethe and Christopher from Norway

Dear Lila, Vanda, and all you other wonderful people at Heliotopos.

We are now at home in cold Norway, to sit and think back on our wonderful dream wedding on the beautiful Santorini which was 12/09/12.

It is already almost 6 months ago, but it feels like yesterday. We have been in Crete before, where we got engaged in 2008. And we’ve already had many years together before too. So to do it this particular way, bring all the family down to this great place to celebrate our wedding there, is something we absolute would recommend to everyone.

We came down on Saturday Sept. 8, and the wedding took place on Wednesday. So we had a few days before the wedding to become familiar with these wonderful wedding planners Lila and Vanda. (…) Read more

Amber and Abe from the USA in TripAdvisor

Photos of Heliotopos Hotel, Imerovigli

“Amazing Weddings!”

We were married at the Heliotopos in 2007 and were offered a free vow renewal if we returned to Santorini for our 5th anniversary.

We arrived at the hotel around 10 am after around 30 hours of travel. (We had a 15 hour layover in London and did some sightseeing) Our suite wasn’t ready so early, so they gave us a different room to take a nap and had our room ready for us when we woke up.

We rented a scooter, which I highly recommend if you want to visit the beaches, ruins and wineries the island has to offer. One of the greatest memories of my life is riding on the back of a scooter with my new husband, on a cliff overlooking the caldera. Breathtaking.

Our wedding was lovely, and Lila took care to make sure everything was perfect. It was so nice to tell her a few preferences and have her create such an amazing event. Everything was just as I’d pictured it.

Our wedding was rained out (something Lila told us had never happened before) so we postponed until the next evening and the hotel arranged for us to have dinner in a local tavern in the hills. The owners there were great and fed us a four course dinner with wine on the hotel. Before this dinner, Lila took us to a winery on her own time to show us around and help us order a case to be shipped home.

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Elizabeth and George from Australia

When deciding to get married in Greece, it was hard to choose anywhere else
but Santorini. I had previously spent a whole summer on the island, so had
experienced its magical beauty.

I contacted Lila from Heliotopos in the hope that she would agree to help us
plan our special day, not initially realizing just how much she would proceed to
organise for us.

Coordinating a wedding from Australia in Greece in a matter of months I thought
would prove to be difficult; however Lila was always quick to respond by email,
and remained a wealth of knowledge, efficiency and expertise. From church and
reception ideas and bookings, to flowers, photographer, videographer, the cake,
hair and makeup, every last detail was booked precisely and flowed smoothly.
Almost to a point where she made it so easy for me, to just choose what I wanted
and put my trust in Lila to deliver, and this she certainly did.

I will never forget what Lila and her team did for us on our special day, opening
your hotel/home to myself and best girlfriends to prepare on the day was such
a special moment. Heliotopos is stunning, the rooms divine and the views
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Anthea and Marty from the USA

Like many couples who are now embarking on the journey of planning their wedding, we selected our wedding coordinator from a website.  What stood out about the Heliotopos site were all the pages – over ten years worth – of married couples.  And, when we saw photos showing Spetses, the island where we wanted to be married, we really became excited and contacted the company immediately.

Our relationship with Lila Konstantinidis, our coordinator, was…a match made in heaven! Because we were on the West Coast (US), we could not meet with her beforehand and see venues in person, but Lila bridged this distance for us.  She always responded promptly to our emails, showed endless grace and patience with our questions, provided excellent attention to detail, and kept track of so many moving parts at once.   The vendors she found for us were all exceptionally talented individuals.   Lila’s efforts enabled us to dance all night at our reception, focused on each other and on our guests, secure with the knowledge that all the details were taken care of.  Our wedding (details featured in blogs like “Style Me Pretty” and in the pages of Ta Nea), simply could not have been possible without Lila’s guidance, hard work and confidence.  We recommend Weddings by Heliotopos very highly to any couple marrying in Greece, and are so grateful to Lila for the care she took to ensure our wedding day was truly a magical day.

Couple from North Carolina in TripAdvisor

“Amazing Experience”

Lila, Vanda, Yiota are amazing. We researched where to have our wedding and the personal service you get from Lila over the internet is by far what sets her above all others in the area. She always responded promptly with questions. It was by far a never forget experience.We ran into some problems with documents and Lila had alternatives solutions that ended up being better than what we had originally planned! She reserved the best Photographer, the best Videographer, and best Hair Stylist (& Make up) I could have asked for. Ms. Helen, you were amazing and thanks for the help with my dress.

The food is amazing (Lila is an amazing cook). The morning breakfast is also amazingly delicious. The ceremony was amazing (both of them). The view is incredible, the staff is so hospitable. We had such an amazing experience. While we ran into some problems as long as you aren’t high strung and amendable to changes (or understand the European way–laid back) you will be fine and Lila and her staff will do everything physically possible to take care of you and your family! Thank you for making the event so relaxing! Everyone had a wonderful time!!!