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Honeymoon Hideaways in Cyprus

No matter if it’s a beachfront hotel or a luxury villa, Cyprus makes for the perfect honeymoon hideaway with its famous hot climate and pristine beaches! Whilst exploring the Cyprus wedding scene for B.LOVED, I discovered a culture situated at the crossroads of Europe, Asia and Africa. It’s a small island but I was falling in love with its typical Mediterranean landscape marked by lush vineyards, beautiful mountains and spectacular beaches.

With the history rooted in Greek mythology and stretching over many centuries, Cyprus has a remarkable collection of archeological sites and medieval churches. With the endless possibilities of wedding ceremony sites, it’s one of the most popular destinations for couples looking to get married and honeymooners alike. There are so many things to see and do whilst in Cyprus, especially for couples looking for activities off the beaten track.

Paphos City Harbour

My very first stop was Paphos, the harbour city, which is well known for many luxurious hotels and where you can spend your dream honeymoon. Many of them provide luxe SPA and private dining experiences to all their newlyweds too! Being a harbour city, it’s very popular for couples staying at the hotels to book a VIP day trip on one of the most exclusive yachts, The Ocean Flyer. It’s an amazing adult only excursion, complete with an onboard singer, a lunch buffet and its own private swimming platform.

Ocean Flyer Yacht

Whilst staying at one of Paphos hotels, you will be within a walking distance to many swimming beaches and a variety of restaurants with live music. The cityscape of  Paphos is a mixture of traditional and modern architecture. There are some spectacular refurbishments being done in preparation for the city to become European Capital of Culture in 2017 too. The Muse Restaurant is one of the best examples which shows how this traditional island is also a cosmopolitan travel destination. The restaurant is a very beautiful modern conversion with views stretching over the whole city with a menu of modern cuisine.

Should you find yourself driving off the beaten track, somewhere on a country road, then you have to visit The Vasilikon Winery, which is a family of winemakers making one of the most exquisite wines in Cyprus! On arrival you will be offered a selection of cheese platters accompanied by their wines. The Winery even has a museum which provides insight into the history of wine making.

Vasilikon Winery

Whilst many enjoy the colourful and varied activities Cyprus has to offer, for those in love, a walk along a coast finished with a delicious meal for two at a local tavern is a truly romantic way to spend the day. Walking The Phinikoudes Promenade in Larnaka, is known to be the most beautiful in the whole Cyprus and it takes this experience to a whole new level! Walking along the Phinikoudes Beach, holding hands under the tall palm trees, between the Marina and the Medival Fort, you will have a wide choice of bars and restaurants available. I especially loved trying the local delicacies at the smaller traditional taverns, famous for their fresh seasonal produce.

Phinikoudes Promenade and Traditional Dining in Larnaka

Being a very cosmopolitan city, Larnaka has the best of both worlds. With the modern city clustered around the beautiful post colonial buildings, Larnaka’s Old Town is a prime example of the historical architecture of Cyprus and the island’s turbulent history. You will find many artisan shops and coffee establishments hidden away in narrow streets of the older parts of the city which really brings the old town to life.

Larnaka Old Town and Marina

Olympic Holidays will provide you will all details needed for the most unique honeymoon experience.

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Daria Marczak

I'm Daria, international lifestyle and wedding photographer. plenty to declare photography is a reflection of my passion for people, their stories and all the light, shadow and textures the life exposes us to. Always on the look out for a great story and a cup of coffee.

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