Honeymoons in Eastern Europe
Honeymoons in Cyprus
Cyprus is a country composed of pretty coastal towns, crusader castles, frescoed monasteries, centuries-old vineyards and citrus orchards. The island's culture has both Middle Eastern and European influences.
Once you have chosen to spend your honeymoon in Cyprus, you have a second choice to make: whether to spend your holiday in the Turkish north of the island, or the Greek south. Each will offer a very different experience. The north is predominantly Muslim, whilst Christian holidays are celebrated in the south, which is much more visited by tourists.
The city of Lefkosia is the only divided capital in the world. It is located in the center of the island, and has a selection of museums, an interesting old town and municipal gardens to visit.
Famagusta is a city filled with faded glory. Ruins and ancient buildings testify to its past as the richest city in the world, and many notable churches are still standing. For more history, head to Pafos on the western coast. The town is most famous for its 3rd century mosaics, which were only discovered in 1962.
The Tro÷dos Massif, in the south of the country, is stunning. Hiking and skiing are popular here, as is walking. There are many well-planned trails which take in ancient monasteries and wine villages. The Akamas Peninsula on the west coast is another favorite with nature lovers due to its wild and unspolit landscape.
Cyprus has many coastal resorts, and one of the most pleasant is Kyrenia on the north coast. The town includes an atmospheric old quarter, set slightly inland, and has its own castle.
A honeymoon in Cyprus will include romantic walks to mountain villages, visits to interesting sights, superb beaches and great food, all surrounded by the natural beauty of the island.