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Watch romance come alive on Cyprus, the island of love

With so much uncertainty surrounding recent times, there are few things that can be relied on, but one thing is for sure – Cyprus’ glorious beauty is something that has and always will remain. Known as Paradise Island and the Island of Love, Cyprus has a fascinating history that effortlessly combines with its incredible scenery to create a mythical backdrop for many a wedding and honeymoon. So, if you’re looking to tie the knot with your significant other or embark on a passionate post-nuptial adventure, Cyprus is the place for you. From perfect postcard weddings on the beach with the sparkling sea as an extra guest to charming ceremonies in an authentic village chapel, with Olympic Holidays, your dream event will fall into place right before your very eyes. Whether you’re seeking an intimate affair or a grand spectacle, we have a variety of packages to suit your every need, with even the smallest details taken care of to ease the stress of planning from you.

Where it all began

According to myth and legend, Cyprus is said to be the birthplace of Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and pleasure. Rising from the sea from the waves that crash on the shores of Paphos, her mystical aura of passion has engulfed the entire island, infecting it with so much romance that it could give Paris a run for its money. The myth is commemorated by Aphrodite Rock, a geological sea stack located off the shore along the main road from Paphos to Limassol. The rock formation, known also as Petra tou Romiou, is surrounded by beautiful beaches and crystal-clear waters, making it a popular tourist attraction for visitors to the island. The fascinating history of Aphrodite continues at the Baths of Aphrodite on the outskirts of Paphos, a stunning grotto surrounded by a serene atmosphere aided by the sounds of gentle wildlife. Legend has it that after Aphrodite emerged from the Aegean Sea, she bathed in the waters of the grotto and met Adonis, who fell in love with her at first sight.

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Aphrodite Rock is the perfect attraction for those wanting a beach day with a little mythological history

Tie the knot at Aphrodite Hills

There are fewer romantic venues to get married in than Aphrodite Hills. The five-star award-winning resort effortlessly embodies the essence of love and passion, stimulating all your senses as you admire the glorious beauty from the property’s mythological hill location and experience all the exceptional facilities it has to offer. Expect a collection of 150 opulent holiday residences varying from apartments to villas with private pools, designed to perfectly meet the needs of holiday makers and wedding guests alike. The resort also boasts a world-renowned spa with heavenly and relaxing treatments, tantalising gastronomy across a total of 20 bars and restaurants, exciting activities including Cyprus’ first 18-hole championship golf course and a tennis academy, and so much more.

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Feel like royalty from start to finish with a stay at Aphrodite Hills Holiday Residences

Having a wedding at Aphrodite Hills couldn’t be more of a magical experience. Small or large, extravagant or simple, your every need is met with ease to make your dream day come to life. Individuality, innovation and personal service all come together in perfect harmony to create a successful event, not to mention creative presentation, exceptional quality and impeccable attention to detail. Choose your desired type of ceremony, venue and hospitality package which gives you a choice of a cocktail reception with a wide selection of canapes and petit fours or an elegant dinner that can be catered intimately for just the happy couple, or a grand affair with up to 60 guests. Whatever you choose, you’re guaranteed to have wonderful memories that you’ll cherish forever.

The backdrop of the Mediterranean Sea adds an extra sparkle to your wedding ceremony

Honeymoon heaven

The best thing about a wedding? The honeymoon, of course! And, luckily for you, you’re already in the best place possible to experience post-marriage life, still on a natural high from the excitement of the entire experience. The bliss of Aphrodite Hills awaits whether you want to unwind from the exhilaration with a trip to the spa or fuel your energy with a putt on the 18-hole championship golf course. But don’t forget, the entirety of Paphos is still at your beck and call. From walking hand-in-hand along the UNESCO-worthy ruins that populate the Old Town to a heavenly sunset stroll along one of the many golden sandy beaches, romance can be found around every corner. One of the best things to do as a couple on a Paphos holiday is embark on an excursion to the Blue Lagoon where you can swim in the warmest, clearest, most azure waters you’ve ever laid eyes on. Whether you and your spouse want to splash about in the shallows, float through the deep waters or simply take an Instagrammable selfie with a blinding cerulean backdrop, this will surely be an experience you’ll never forget. Or why not discover a new passion together and visit one of Paphos’ verdant vineyards for a wine tasting? Toast to your future over a glass of red and white and purchase a bottle or two as a souvenir of your unforgettable honeymoon. Don’t forget, we have an incredible range of honeymoon packages too so if another location floats your boat, we’ll strive to make your dreams a reality.

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Plunge in the crystal-clear waters of Paphos' Blue Lagoon

The fine print

Although getting married abroad is a lot easier than you may think, there are still a few regulations to be followed, and legal requirements and official documents necessary to do so. By having paperwork such as your birth certificates, proof of residency before the ceremony, a statutory declaration – and your passport of course – your big day is guaranteed to run as smoothly as possible. Olympic Holidays has a team of expert wedding consultants on hand for any questions you may have or visit our FAQs page for more information.

Whether you’re engaged and seeking venues or dropping heavy hints to your S.O about popping the question, Olympic Holidays is your first port of call for exceptional weddings in gorgeous locations. From its incredible scenery to its passionate atmosphere, there’s no doubt that Cyprus is the island of love, but if a Greek island wedding appeals to you, we can certainly make that happen quicker than you can say “I do”…

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