Cyprus: The Birthplace of the Goddess of Love and your Perfect Honeymoon Destination!

Cyprus is none other than the birthplace of Aphrodite! No need to give more reasons to spend a honeymoon on this beautiful Mediterranean island nestled between Greece and Turkey.

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Cyprus – Photo: Pixabay

The ancient Greeks and Romans used to make pilgrimages to Paphos to visit Aphrodite’s Rock,  a sacred place where the goddess was born from the sea foam. No wonder, then, that it is one of the most symbolic places in the world to celebrate love! A honeymoon in Paphos is an ancient tradition! But not only tradition, museums, monasteries and archaeological sites are found in the city. Chosen as Europe´s Capital of Culture for 2017, the city is a cenre of contemporary and urban art. And of course, it still has the beaches, with delicious Mediterranean waters.

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Paphos – Cyprus – Photo: Nino Verde

It is in Paphos that the Elysium & Mediterranean Beach Hotel was built. Mixing Greek, Byzantine and Venetian influences, the beachfront hotel offers enviable views of the sea from all its rooms. With a special program for newlyweds, you can choose suites with a private balcony and pool.

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Elysium & Mediterranean Beach Hotel – Photo: Promo

In this same city is the modern Azia Beach Resort, another interesting option for those seeking the best of contemporary luxury, discreet and cosiness. Azia offers rooms that open directly onto the gardens, as well as options with a jacuzzi on the balcony and choice views of the sea or mountains. For those who want to enjoy romance without constraints, the hotel has an area reserved for adults.

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Azia Beach Resort – Photo: Promo

The hotel chain Atlantica Hotels & Resorts also built the beautiful Aphrodite Hills and the Atlantica Golden Beach Resort, rendering the birthplace of the goddess of love a worthy place to set up. The network goes beyond, offering options to stay in the cities of Protaras, Ayia Napa and Limassol for those looking to venture into the beautiful rocky beaches of the island.

On the southern side is the Bay of Larnaca. With calm waters and a luxurious atmosphere, the city of the same name was the chosen space for the installation of Palm Beach Hotel & Bungalows, which takes advantage of the city’s modern atmosphere to create an unpretentious luxury experience where the quality of service speaks more highly than the opulence of its decoration. Besides a good option for honeymoon, the grounds also provide a beautiful setting for performing the ceremony itself.

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Larnaca Traditional Church – Photo: Pixabay

In the Limassol region is our last suggestion for this post, the St Raphael Resort & Marina. A haven for lovers of water sports and leisure. Both for those staying at the hotel, as well as those staying in the marina, the resort offers an all-inclusive luxury experience designed to prevent guests from worrying about anything but having fun. For those who dream of spending their honeymoon with a charter yacht in the Mediterranean, St Raphael may well be your choice.

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Photo: Promo St Raphael Resort

As you can see, Aphrodite´s home town is a rich destination for lovers who want the best for their most important trip!

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