To say that Cyprus is a wedding island is an understatement. The island of love generated revenues of more than 120 million € from weddings alone this summer.
If there ever was a destination worthy of the moniker “wedding island,” Cyprus is it. Every year the island celebrates an average of 8.000 civil marriages from countries like Rusia, England, Israel, and Lebanon, and the number is on the rise. Weddings are so popular here that an individual organization has been formed to cater to the needs of those who want to tie the knot on the island, the Cyprus Wedding Planners Association (CWPA). This is the expected evolution since Cyprus is the island of love, the birthplace of Aphrodite Cytherea, and what can be more romantic than getting married where the goddess of love was born?
Couples come here for romantic holidays and end up proposing at Petra tou Romiou, Aphrodite’s Rock. No doubt there’s something magic about this place, and souls get captured somewhere in the mystic of the setting and the spell of the legend. You cannot resist the charm of the island. Beyond its peaceful sandy beaches with foamy waves of white and blue, the island opens a world of authentic Greek and Turkish hospitality. Fresh seafood and other culinary treats captivate your inner foodie, the wines of the land taste like the Mediterranean, the Troodos Mountains, and the Kyrenia Range unfold stupendous landscapes in front of your very eyes. Fishermen still catch the bounty of the sea with colorful nets as they used to long before the evolution of the fishing industry. Time stood still in some parts of the island, while others welcome you in comfort, luxury, and style, making you feel better than a celebrity.
From 5-star hotels that will transform your wedding into a dream of white to rustic inns that have the stuff of fairy tales, Cyprus has got it all. You can say your vows by the sea or choose a more peaceful and secluded setting for your big day, somewhere at the foothills of the mountains. Wherever you go, the island will welcome you like her own. There’s a sense of belonging here, a feeling hard to paint into words. Whether you visit the island to tie the knot, or you come for other leisure purposes, you are sure to fall under Cyprus’s powerful spell.