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 ten reasons why you should choose Cyprus for your honeymoon.

  1. Cyprus is the island of love

Cyprus, the island of love, offers honeymooners and tourists alike, a romantic destination

When visiting the ‘island of love’ and birthplace of Aphrodite herself, honeymooners can even follow in the footsteps of the goddess of love. It’s possible to take time to gaze into the crystal-clear waters surrounding ‘Aphrodite’s Rock’ on the Pafos 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 holds that the goddess is said to have seduced Apollo

  1. Spectacular spa products

Cyprus has many 5-star hotels offering diverse, internationally recognised spa treatments and products. The island has a 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 offerings to suit everyone: from tailored, holistic experiences to ancient aromatherapy massages and treatments maximising the healing powers of local sulphur springs


  1. 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 over 300 days of guaranteed sunshine each year, Cyprus is the ideal romantic destination whatever time of year you’re planning your honeymoon

  1. Stunning scenery and nature

Cyprus is 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 bird watching or see flocks of flamingos in the salt lakes

  1. 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 4.5 hours from the UK.

  1. Legendary hospitality and sophisticated gastronomy

Cypriots are warm, friendly and hospitable and the food is great. 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

  1. 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

  1. Europe’s cleanest beaches

Cyprus boasts the cleanest bathing waters in Europe, several Blue Flag beaches and a calm, clean sea This makes it a stunning destination to relax on the beach and take some picture-perfect snaps to remember your trip

  1. Great for active couples

Not everyone wants a ‘fly and flop’ honeymoon. If you’re the type of couple that 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 & wellness, mountaineering, walking, cycling, trekking and golf

  1. Something for everyone

Love, great food and wine, all within easy reach of the UK

Cyprus – the third largest island in the Mediterranean – attracts over two million tourists annually. It’s 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. Cyprus can offer whatever you’re looking for on your honeymoon.

Getting there:

Monarch, the scheduled leisure airline, operates flights and holidays to Paphos from Birmingham and London Gatwick airports with fares, including taxes, starting from £52 one way (£139 return). Flights to Larnaca from Birmingham, London Luton, London Gatwick and Leeds Bradford airports with fares, including taxes, start from £63 one way (£133 return) For further information or to book Monarch flights and Monarch Holidays, please visit www.monarch.co.uk

About the Cyprus Tourism Organisation:

Cyprus – the third largest island in the Mediterranean – attracts over 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

Tourists are attracted by the island’s legendary hospitality, glorious coastline and stunning mountain villages. There is something to suit everyone – family resorts, world class spas, golf courses, marinas, agro-tourism and food and wine trails. The active can enjoy the warm waters of Cyprus for diving and waterskiing while adventure seekers can explore the island’s beauty with trekking or bird-watching tours, while golfing enthusiasts play on award winning courses

The island boasts the cleanest bathing waters in Europe, combined with a rich cultural heritage, a variety of agro-tourism projects and a wide choice of special interest activities

For more information: www.visitcyprus.com