Your wedding memories of Protaras will last forever – a serene resort where you marry beneath the bluest of skies.
On the east coast of Cyprus, Protaras has a select number of outdoor wedding locations so it is wise to book early if you are thinking of a summertime ceremony.
Protaras is a family-friendly wedding base and your guests will be thrilled by the wonderful beaches for long, lazy days stretching languidly into balmy evenings – including Fig Tree Bay with its old, lone fig tree, superb, golden sands and charming coves.
There are also plenty of watersports opportunities and the chance to explore above the bay to see excavated Hellenistic tombs and, in the north-west, the limestone Church of Profitis Ilias. The church marks the end of a nature trail leading to secluded Konnos Beach, where the fascinating underwater landscape makes it a popular destination for divers.
Nearby Cape Greco National Forest Park, which can be reached with a boat trip, has clear waters, perfect for snorkelling, and protected pine forest trails.
The countless tavernas and restaurants serve delicious meals, many including authentic Greek cuisine, while there’s friendly chatter in the local bars, and you might like to try the sweet, amber-hued speciality Commandaria, one of the oldest wines in the world.
Those looking for vibrant nightlife will find plenty of live entertainment, dancing and karaoke sessions in the discos, bars and clubs.
If you’re tempted to explore further, a trip to Varosha, once a thriving and glamorous beach resort – favoured by the likes of Brigitte Bardot and Elizabeth Taylor – but reduced to a huge, eerie ghost town after the conflict with Turkey in the 1970s, is a day out with a difference.
If everyone’s happy you can revel in the romance of Protaras and relax as your wedding memories unfold …