Cyprus for couples
Cyprus is undoubtedly one of the most romantic destinations in the Mediterranean. The scenery is spectacular, the hospitality wonderful and the hotels are excellent for luxurious breaks as a couple. There are so many attractions here that there's sure to be something special for you and your partner no matter what your interests, whether you're after a foodie holiday, a historical trip or a relaxing beach getaway.
Another thing that makes holidays in Cyprus perfect for loved-up couples is its association with Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love. Her legend is present in many places around the island and discovering the mythological connections can be a lovely way to spend some of your lovey-dovey time in Cyprus.
There are also plenty of opportunities for romantic meals in cities like Paphos and Limassol, where you will find chic restaurants and authentic local taverns in abundance - something for every mood and taste.
Discover romance in Cyprus
Following in the footsteps of Aphrodite is a wonderful way to inject some romance into your holiday, with many sites relating to the deity found hre. Some of the most famous are within easy reach of Paphos, so if this is something of particular interest you may want to base yourselves in this city.
Top of the list has to be the Rock of Aphrodite, which has the added bonus of being situated on one of the island's most picturesque beaches. According to legend, this rock at the end of the cliff is where Aphrodite rose out of the water and came to Cyprus. Whether you believe this or not, it's still a beautiful place to spend a day with your loved one.
Another wonderful day trip is to the Baths of Aphrodite, which are located to the north of Paphos. This series of natural pools is allegedly where the goddess used to bathe and is even where she first met Adonis, who stopped to take a drink in the pools and instantly fell in love with Aphrodite when he saw her.
Explore Cyprus's nature together
To really feel as though you're escaping from the stresses and strains of everyday life, you may want to head to some of Cyprus's unspoilt natural areas. Among the top spots for a peaceful day by the coast is the Akamas Peninsula - a beautiful region where you'll find secluded and empty bays, rolling hills and hidden coves where you can enjoy some time alone together.
This is also a great place for active couples to visit, as there are excellent hiking trails throughout the peninsula in case you want to stretch your legs and do a bit of exploring.
Hitting the beach is another great option for a relaxing day out. Whether you're based in Limassol or Paphos, you'll have stunning sandy bays on your hotel's doorstep and can look forward to soaking up a bit of the Cypriot sun without having to go far. If you get too warm, take a dip in the inviting Mediterranean Sea, or go snorkelling to discover what lives along the coastline of this delightful island.
Enjoy evenings out as a couple
Limassol and Paphos are both home to a staggering array of restaurants and bars where you can indulge in some romantic meals during your holiday in Cyprus. There are seafront spots that have wonderful views, as well as local taverns with an intimate atmosphere that will appeal to couples who want to absorb local traditions and get in touch with Cyprus's culture.
Round off your meal with some excellent cocktails at one of the high-class bars in Limassol's centre, or enjoy a chilled glass of the local wine at one of the establishments overlooking Paphos harbour.
All of the hotels in Cyprus boast their own outstanding restaurants too, with many of these happy to organise candlelit dinners to en sure couples have truly memorable nights together during their stay.
Another great romantic activity is wine tasting in Cyprus's vineyards. Many of the best wineries are situated in the region surrounding Limassol, so it's easy to organise a tour from here if you and your partner want to learn more about the island's vintages.
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