With summer fast approaching, wedding season is officially almost upon us in Cyprus. With the flowers in full bloom and endless blue skies beckoning you and your loved one into the great outdoors, we thought it fitting to compile a list of some of the most magical locations to take your professional wedding photos. From blissful beachside spots to gorgeously green havens, we hope this selection will inspire you.
1. Cape Greco, Ayia Napa
It’s little wonder that Cape Greco National Park has become one of the most famous spots on the island for love birds to capture their special day on camera.
Rugged and rocky, and characterised by imposing sea caves backed by the glistening blue of the east coast, this place exudes the kind of romantic charm that dreams are made of. Ask to have your picture taken here at sunset and you’ll be left with a photo to keep you wide eyed for a life time.
2. Kamares Aqueduct, Larnaca
One of the prettiest spots commanding attention in the Larnaca district (off the old Larnaca to Limassol road), these grandiose arches are the perfect place for that picture perfect kiss.
Thought to date back to Roman times, this aqueduct was reconstructed by Ottoman Governor, Bekir Pashia in 1745, while the arches channelled water from Tremithos River to Larnaca until 1936. The site is open at all times and is rather magical come sunset when it lights up in majestic glory.
3. Tzelefos Bridge, Paphos
Nestled deep in the Paphos Forest, it may be a bit of a drive to get here, but the journey will certainly prove worth it once you get to have your picture taken next to this captivating Venetian bridge with its imposing arch, surrounded by glorious nature. Whether you want to sit back by the river for a gorgeous photo with your other half, or prefer standing proud arm in arm on top of the bridge, it’s bound to be a magical image.
4. Athalassa National Park, Nicosia
Just outside of the capital is a wonderful expanse of greenery makes for a wonderful break from city life, dissected by walking paths and dotted with flowers and herbs.
And those who choose to get married in Nicosia now seem to be heading here to take some gorgeous wedding snaps, especially by the idyllic Athalassa Park lake, surrounded by pampas grass and cocooned by eucalyptus trees, as well as pine, acacias and cypresses.
Photo credit: Achilleos Photography
5. Troodos mountain tops
There’s nothing like taking a picture with your loved one on a mountain top as you look out at the endless horizon. This couple below got out of the car at a spot close to Askas village in the Pitsillia region, as the photographer captured some gorgeous moments on camera.
Photo credit: Karina Leonenko Photography
For truly idyllic scenery, it’s also worth taking a photo in the wine growing area, starting off from the foothills of the Troodos Mountains outside Paphos and Limassol, and driving through the sunkissed slopes all the way up to the highest heights.
6. Ayios Sozomenos, Geri, Nicosia district
You can’t get much more of an unusual wedding photo than this; the couple below opted for a deserted village set against the backdrop of barren fields intersected by gorgeous palm trees reaching up for the open skies.
Photo credit: Antonis Georgiadis photography
Situated just outside Nicosia near Dali, Ayios Sozomenos is thought to have obtained its name from early Cypriot Saint Sozomenos, an Alaman saint who reputedly lived in a nearby cave in the 12th century A.D.