Getting married in the Polis region

Civil weddings

What better place for love and romance than the Polis region, the land where legend has it, Aphrodite once frolicked with Adonis, her lover. With secluded coves, sun-drenched beaches, sparkling blue seas and breath-taking sunsets, the area has everything a couple could want.

Plan an outdoor civil wedding ceremony anywhere you like in the region. You can get married on the beach and, why not, by the grotto at the Baths of Aphrodite! Or you can book the town hall for your vows. Whether you’re committing for a lifetime, or reaffirming your vows, the area provides the perfect backdrop, with some of the most beautiful and romantic locations. And with all-year sunshine practically guaranteed, you are certain to have a day to remember.

Drink a toast to your future with one of the oldest wines in the world, under the starriest of skies to the accompaniment of the night cricket’s song. Impress your guests with a lavish banquet of local dishes or international cuisine. And after the excitement of the day is over, allow yourself to relax and be pampered at a top class hotel, or feel closer to nature in an authentic back-to-basics family-run establishment.

Legal requirements:

  • – passports

  • – birth certificates

  • – declaration from solicitor you are ‘free to marry’

  • – if applicable:

    • original divorce certificates

    • original adoption certificate

    • original widow/widower certificate

    • if you have had a change of name, then a change of name certificate is required

    • Scottish nationals should obtain a ‘Certificate of No Impediment’ from their local registry office

The cost for a civil marriage is as follows:
€128.15 with 15 days notice.
€281.92 (special licence) without notice.
An additional €171 will be required for ceremonies out of hours including weekends within the boundaries of Polis Municipalities
or €341.72 within the Polis region.

For more information please contact Polis Municipality:
Tel: +357 26321321
Fax: +357 26322278
Email: [email protected]

Church weddings and christenings

For a traditional ceremony, arrange a church wedding in one of the community churches of the region, such as the Apostolos Andreas church in Polis or Agios Minas church in Peristerona village.

For more romantic ceremonies we suggest the following chapels:

– Venediotissa, overlooking Polis and the bay, which has a beautiful view. and is available not just for Orthodox ceremonies but also for other Christian denominations
– Panagia Horteni, near the village of Pelathousa
– Agia Varvara, overlooking the bay near Argaka
– Profitis Elias, with its glorious view over the sea at sunset at Nea Dimmata
– Agios Minas, off the road to Neo Chorio towards the Akamas forest
– Agia Ekaterini, on the outskirts of Kritou Tera

In addition a number of hotels have chapels on their premises.

For more information, contact the Bishopric of Arsinoe in the village of Peristerona.
Tel: +357 26352515
Fax: +357 26352413
Email: [email protected]