Cyprus

Akamas Peninsula in Cyprus, nature reserve.

When To Visit

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The typically hot Mediterranean climate in summer and the mild winters combined with the genuine warmth of the local people make Cyprus a splendid year-round holiday destination.

Cyprus is the 3rd largest island in the Mediterranean and boasts stunning beaches and rocky coves, beautiful scenery and traditional villages, friendly people and a rich cultural heritage. The island’s varied landscape offers something for everyone.   Play golf year-round on fairways perched high above the sea; rock-climb, mountain-bike, pony-trek or parasail; visit vineyards and monasteries, sail around secluded bays, venture on a Jeep safari and experience the rugged beauty of the Troodos Mountains or simply unwind on one of the beautiful beaches.

Cyprus is the fabled birthplace of Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty, making it the perfect island if you are planning a wedding, renewal of vows or honeymoon. Cyprus is also close enough to allow relatives and friends to witness your big day.

The choice of wedding venues on this easy to reach island can be as individual as you wish your special day to be. From ceremonies in churches or picturesque chapels, yacht weddings, beach weddings or at a sea view setting within the grounds of a luxurious hotels…

We have a stunning selection of character wedding venues for you to choose from, picturesque museums, local wineries, the famous castle on Paphos harbour, a gorgeous hammam or a village tavern.

Following your wedding we can arrange an intimate dinner for two or large party to include friends and relatives. Whether you fancy a traditional local menu at a picturesque taverna, a tempting buffet or a lavish meal at a luxurious hotel… whether you prefer a formal indoor setting or the relaxed ambience of a poolside or beachside barbecue…

To marry in Cyprus the Minimum period of residency is 3 working days (civil), 5 working days (religious)    

Some of our favourite resorts…

 

Paphos

Situated on the south west coast of Cyprus, Paphos holds great appeal to visitors of all ages. Here our accommodation ranges from Kato Paphos all the way to Coral Bay. Kato Paphos broadly covers the seafront area which leads to the harbor and its Venetian Fort and is home to the well-preserved Mosaics, and a great selection of tavernas, bars and shops. The promenade is the focal point and the side streets are packed with up-beat clubs and bars. A short drive away is the actual town of Paphos where trendy boutiques mingle withlocal markets. The town’s history stretches back to Neolithic times, so there’s a mixed heritage here. A must-see is UNESCO’s Tomb of the Kings – these Egyptian catacombs are carved out of solid rock.

Coral Bay

Coral Bay, a bustling area with popular sandy beaches, lies 12km west of Paphos along a coastal road lined with good tourist facilities and seafront hotels.

Nissi Bay

On Cyprus’ southeast corner, Nissi Bay is only a stone’s throw from full-throttle Ayia Napa, but really they’re worlds apart. Even if its superstar beach does get quite lively by day, come evening Nissi Bay prefers to live life in the slow lane. Behind the Blue Flag-winning arc of pearl white sand beach are little side streets dotted with picturesque gardens and authentic Greek taverna’s. Plus, along the main Nissi Avenue, there’s a handful of souvenir shops and supermarkets. Everything’s within walking distance, even WaterWorld – a supersized waterpark with 18 thrilling rides.

Protaras

Protaras is favoured by families and couples seeking a lively (but not boisterous like its neighbour Ayia Napa) ambience. Protaras is a purpose-built resort on the southeastern coast of Cyprus. It’s a fairly compact place, so you’ll find the lively bars and restaurants right on the main street. There are 6 beaches to choose from, the resorts main one Fig Tree Bay, comes with a raft of watersports and a little island you can swim out to.

From here we recommend a day trip to Varosha. The story here is that back in the Seventies the popular tourist spot turned into a ghost town practically overnight after the Turkish invasion. Eerily, it’s been deserted ever since.

Pissouri

Situated midway between Limassol and Paphos is the idyllic bay of Pissouri boasting a sand and fine shingle beach. A combination of stunning scenery and a choice of facilities in the form of watersports, a few tavernas and shops and the traditional village nestling in the hills behind the bay.

Latchi

Situated on the edge of the beautiful Alkamas National Park lies the peaceful resort of Latchi. With its picturesque fishing harbour lined with fish tavernas, this resort is a haven for those seeking a peaceful holiday in relaxing surroundings. The rural town of Polis lies only 4 kms away from Latchi where life still centres around the square and its many facilities.

Popular hotels and wedding venues…

Great all-rounder… 4* Alexander the Great is overlooking a ‘Blue Flag’ sandy beach. Built on an archaeological site dating back to 2000 BC, it is only a few minutes’ walk from the picturesque harbour and the centre of the prime resort of Paphos. Your wedding here will take place at the stunning private garden wedding location which is unique, not only for its intimacy and privacy but also for its stunning views out to the sea and across the Paphos harbour.

 

Contemporary… Located in Kato Paphos, close to Paphos Harbour is the 5* Almyra, a member of ‘Design Hotels’. This contemporary Mediterranean style hotel is a few minutes’ walk away from the Archaeological sites. A wonderful family resort, just a short walk from Paphos. Make full use of the hotels state-of-the-art spa facilities and when staying at the Almyra also means the opportunity to enjoy (when on half board or full board) the dining options of nearby sister hotel, the Annabelle. Lovely views are guaranteed as you take your vows, be it in the specially prepared garden setting or on the stylish terrace on the Kyma Roof.

 

Walking Distance… Sister hotel the the Almyra is the 5* Annabelle in Kato Paphos, the closest hotel to Paphos’ picturesque medieval castle and harbour. The elegant and luxurious hotel enjoys a wonderful setting, surrounded by lush gardens, interwoven by waterfalls and free-form pools. Accommodation is varied, from Sea View Rooms to Studio Suites with private outdoor plunge pools. A guaranteed ‘One Wedding per Day’ policy means that a wedding at the Annabelle ensures that your big day is not shared with others in the resort. For a Grand Wedding with large groups the Annabelle’s Amphitheatre is a perfect option for an outdoor location, if you’re searching for something more intimate and smaller the Annabelle Deck is a beautiful option and is perfect for a smaller relaxed wedding.

 

Architecture… The cultural references of its architecture evoke the rich history of Cyprus and combine elements from Greek, Roman, Medieval and Venetian times at the 5* Elysium. A blend of local stone, marble and timber, warm muted colours and decorative features such as mosaics, arches and columns reflect the aims of the designers to create a sense of place and tradition. The Elysium is situated on the beach, in the historical heartland of the ancient city of Paphos, next to the archaeological site of the Tombs of the Kings. The hotel is only 10 minutes away from the picturesque harbour of Paphos, The Elysium has wedding locations including its outdoor amphitheatre and hotel pier, and for those looking for a religious blessing, its on-site chapel.

 

All Inclusive… Occupying a picturesque location on a long sandy beach is the 5* Coral Beach Hotel & Resort. 20 minutes’ drive from Paphos Harbor and a short stroll from Coral Bay Village, this hotel is ideal for families and offers optional all inclusive. Upgrade your room to the adult’s only wing or to a room with a private pool. For your wedding ceremony, the hotel has its own private Amphitheatre located by the private harbour and beach. Our favourite location is ‘The Pier’ where you can arrive and meet your guests by private boat!

 

Adults only… Standing on a small peninsula, some 20m above Coral Bay is the 5* Thalassa Boutique Hotel & Spa. This small intimate adults-only hotel is ideal for couples and small parties who wish to host an intimate ceremony in luxurious surroundings overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. You can host your wedding beneath the quaint wedding arch perched on the hotel headland. Then after the ceremony why not enjoy a private candlelit dinner for two on the beach?

 

Golf & Spa… Set amongst the rolling hills looking down towards the Mediterranean Sea is the 5* Intercontinental Aphrodite Hills Resort Hotel. Overlooking Aphrodite’s Rock, some 20 minutes’ drive from Paphosthe resort offers endless accommodation, wedding, sporting and dining options. For wedding guests, or for couples getting married who have children, the on-site apartment and villa properties provide the ideal alternative. There are many room options, upgrade to one of their Luxury Suites and you can also choose from Private Pools or Outdoor Jacuzzi.The ‘Resort Dine Around’ concept provides half board guests with the choice of 2 or 3 restaurants to choose from to take their regular half board meal.The resort prides itself on its ‘1 Wedding a Day’ policy and has many stunning venues to choose, from gazebos to terraces over the golf course and for those who wish to have a religious blessing the resort even has its own chapel. Couples can host their spa-break hen weekend or perhaps golf-break stag weekend at the property whilst in their build up to the wedding.

 

Authentic… The 5*Anassa overlooks a magnificent sandy bay between Latchi harbour and the Baths of Aphrodite. The design of this member of ‘TheLeading hotels of the World’ is that of an authentic Cypriot village, featuring a central square and a small traditional church with bell tower. Dive, sail and windsurf in the beautiful waters of the Akamas Marine Reserve…or venture into the wilds of the proposed Akamas Nature Reserve for jeep safaris, rock-climbing, mountain-biking and hill-trekking.

For your wedding ceremony there are several options – the picturesque chapel in the hotel’s grounds and even the opportunity to have a civil wedding on the beach, followed by a BBQ reception.

 

Tranquil… Set on Pissouri Bay’s two kilometres of sand and pebbles, the 5* Columbia Beach Resort nestles against a backdrop of spectacular white cliffs and unspoilt countryside. The hotel has a tiny chapel just steps for the beach, built in the local traditional style and with a breathtaking interior it is a perfect place to celebrate your commitment to each other.

 

Modern… 4* Capo Bay is in a prime position in the heart of Protaras with magnificent views of award-winning Fig Tree Bay and within a short stroll of the local amenities. Close by, the Cape Greko National Park is perfect for hikers and experienced divers with its clear turquoise waters. A popular choice for wedding parties, this hotel has a pretty wedding gazebo in their gardens.

 

Fantastic Facilities… Situated in Nissi Bay, the 4* Olympic Lagoon Resort has recently undergone a renovation beyond recognition, the resort has become ‘a world of leisure’ and now provides a wide variety of family-focused and adult-orientated amenities, activities, entertainment and accommodation. It offers an excellent choice of wedding venues to cater for small and large wedding parties.

It is home to one of the best and most private wedding venues on the island, Olympian Gardens. A stunning fairy-tale setting, set within a sunken garden, it has been created with small lakes and romantic waterfalls next to a charming little cave.