6 Romantic Things to do as Newlyweds in Cyprus

Aphrodites rock paphos, cyprus

It may or may not be your first time to Cyprus, and you may have visited all of the typical ‘hot spots’ or sights to see. From Cape Greco to Blue Lagoon, mosaics to ruins. But have you really experienced the best that Cyprus has to offer you as Newlyweds? Create magical, romantic memories in your first few days as Husband and Wife with these unique experiences on the island…

Secure your love in Cyprus by attaching a padlock to one of the island’s Love Lock Bridges. As a symbol of your love, there are bridges located in Paphos and one in Ayia Napa. Said to be a symbol of eternal love and fidelity. What better way to commemorate your marriage in Cyprus than with a personalised padlock forever on the island of love.

1 Rocky coastal landscape with pebble beach leading to large rock formations in a vibrant blue sea under a cloudy sky.

#1 Aphrodite’s Rock

As newlyweds you can’t come to the ‘Island of Love’ without visiting Petra Tou Romiou also known as Aphrodite’s Rock. Where according to Greek Mythology, Aphrodite – The Goddess of Love, arose from the sea and was born of foam.

2 A table set up for a dinner party.

#2 Your First Sunset Dinner as Newlyweds

With so many amazing restaurants to choose from and so many amazing views on offer, it’s hard to pick just one that you must visit! What we will say however is if you haven’t experienced a meze or ouzeri before this should be on your agenda.

A meze consists of up to 30 dishes from local dips and vegetables to meat/ grilled dishes all made up of traditional Cyprus dishes, whereas an ouzeri is of Greek origin and consists of lesser dishes that you can select from the restaurant’s seasonal menu.

Perfect way for you to taste the local Cypriot cuisine and take in a spectacular view of the Mediterranean at the same time. Pictured above is the Helios Restaurant at the Anassa overlooking the Akamas Forest & Blue Lagoon.

3 A serene waterfall cascades into a clear, turquoise pool surrounded by lush green foliage and rugged rocks, with a rope swing hanging from a branch over the water.

#3 Visit the local Waterfalls

Escape to one of the many hidden oasis’ that is one of the waterfalls. Pictured is Adonis Baths, Paphos, where legend has it that Aphrodite met her lover, Adonis here. Close to the pool there is a statue of the God & Goddess that instructs infertile ladies to touch Adonis if they wish to bear children. Other beautiful waterfalls you can visit include Kaledonia and Milomeris in Platres, Mesa Potamos in Pelendri, Platania in Kyperounda and Stavrovouni in Pyrga.

4 Aerial view of a modern white building surrounded by lush vineyards, with rolling hills in the background under a clear, bright sky.

#4 Winery 

A whopping 52 wineries span across the island, making some truly beautiful wines in both white, red and rose varieties. Sample the local grape varieties (Xynisteri and Maratheftiko) among others in the company of the passionate wine makers at any one of the island’s wineries, tour the winery and maybe even book a trip to explore the vineyards. Some of the island’s Winerys such a Oenou Yi pictured above have exquisite restaurants that it would be rude not to stop for lunch too!

Pictured: Oenou Yi (Ktima Vassiliades) in Omodos

5 A cozy hotel room with a large bed in the foreground, a seating area with a chair and small table by a fireplace, and open doors leading to a balcony with mountain views.

#5 Experience a stay in the Mountains

Luxury or budget, there’s something for everyone in the Troodos! Ditch the hotels and experience one of the gorgeous stone built traditional houses that can be found in almost every village. The charming agro-tourism scene of Cyprus allows you to see the traditional character of the country and tour the local monuments, churches and village lifestyle too.

Pictured: Casale Panayiotis, Kalopanayiotis

6 View of a turquoise sea from a rocky coastline with hills and a distant mountain under a clear blue sky.

#6 Hire a Private Boat for the day just for you Newlyweds

Relax in true serenity sunbathing on your own private boat amidst the clear blue water of the Med! Both Paphos and Ayia Napa are host to the clearest of waters with their own ‘Blue Lagoon’ areas. Both of which are popular spots for newlyweds to take a boat trip to.

Whilst these are our top 6, there are many other ways to spend some alone time together as newlyweds that are just as romantic. From visiting one of the gorgeous blue flag beaches (or finding your own secluded spot) around the island, to exploring one of the many traditional villages out of town, exploring archeological sights or strolling along one of the marinas. As long as it’s just you and your partner almost any experience or time together can be special and romantic.