Why you should honeymoon in Cyprus
25 Jul 2017
For a memorable honeymoon in the Mediterranean, take a look at why Cyprus could be the destination for you
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As the mythical birthplace of Aphrodite, the ancient Greek goddess of love and beauty, Cyprus has a well-earned reputation as the island of love and is the perfect honeymoon destination. Here, the Cyprus Tourism Organisation shares 10 reasons why you should choose Cyprus for your honeymoon.
1. Cyprus is the island of love
When visiting the ‘island of love’ and birthplace of Aphrodite, honeymooners can even follow in the footsteps of the goddess of love herself. It’s possible to take time to gaze into the crystal-clear waters surrounding Aphrodite’s Rock on the Paphos coast – the fabled birthplace of Aphrodite (swimming around the rock at midnight is said to make the swimmer younger by a year for every lap) - before driving to Polis to the Baths of Aphrodite, a secluded pool where legend claims that the goddess is said to have seduced Apollo.
2. Spectacular spa products
Cyprus has many five-star hotels offering diverse, internationally recognised spa treatments and products. The island has a stunning selection of spa and wellness offerings across the island – from spas set in the tranquil Troodos mountains to those with panoramic views across the glistening Mediterranean Sea. Cyprus offers a diverse range of indulgent offerings to suit everyone: from tailored, holistic experiences to ancient aromatherapy massages and treatments maximising the healing powers of local sulphur springs.
3. Great weather… at any time of year
Cyprus is a year-round destination with a good climate: mild winters and a long summer season. May and September are particularly popular months for romantic breaks but, with more than 300 days of guaranteed sunshine each year, Cyprus is the ideal romantic destination whatever time of year you’re planning your honeymoon.
4. Stunning scenery and nature
Cyprus is, put simply, a stunning island. The glorious coastline, rolling mountains and dense forests make a beautiful backdrop for your romantic break. From the warm shores of the mainland to the unspoiled and cool oasis of the Troodos mountain range, nature lovers can go birdwatching, see flocks of flamingos in the salt lakes or spot Cyprus’ national animal – the Mouflon – in the forests.
5. Exotic yet close to home
No-one wants long flights and jetlag to be part of their honeymoon – which is why Cyprus is a great choice. The island is just a short flight from the UK (approx. 4.5 hours) so you can visit somewhere exciting and exotic yet not far from the homeland.
6. Legendary hospitality and sophisticated gastronomy
Cypriots are warm, friendly and hospitable and the food is fantastic. The island has made significant advances in gastronomy and offers wholesome food with European sophistication as well as an increasing amount of non-ethnic cuisine.
7. The perfect place to toast your honeymoon
Home to award-winning local wines, Cyprus is a great destination for wine-loving couples to toast their recent nuptials. The destination has seven different wine routes, each leading to quality, boutique wineries.
8. Europe’s cleanest beaches
Cyprus boasts the cleanest bathing waters in Europe, several stunning Blue Flag beaches and a calm, clean ocean. This makes it a spectacular destination to relax on the beach and take some picture perfect snaps to remember your trip.
9. Great for active couples
Not everyone wants a ‘fly and flop’ honeymoon. If you’re the type of couple who wants to keep busy on your honeymoon, Cyprus has a huge range of sport, outdoor and adventure activities on offer from windsurfing, scuba diving, water skiing and kite-surfing to spa and wellness, mountaineering, walking, cycling, trekking and golf.
10. Something for everyone
Cyprus – the third largest island in the Mediterranean – attracts more than two million tourists annually. Cyprus is a year-round island appealing to a wide range of personal tastes and lifestyles, from families and couples, to the most discerning of culture and nature-oriented travellers. So, Cyprus can offer whatever you’re looking for on your honeymoon.