Ayia Napa mayor Yiannis Karousos said: "Civil weddings and the revenue coming from them have risen this year as we have created idyllic locations in the municipality where couples can have their wedding and take wonderful pictures with their family and friends."
Karousos added that 1,150 civil weddings took place in Ayia Napa in 2013 while there are 1,400 scheduled for this year, marking an increase of more than 20%. "The municipality revenue coming from civil weddings will show a 30% rise since people prefer having their wedding in venues other than the town hall, for which they are charged an extra fee of €350."
According to Karousos, following the inauguration of the 'Lovers' Bridge' on February 14, the municipality has been providing couples who have their civil weddings outdoors with a lock to place on the bridge and seal their love.
"Ayia Napa municipality has been trying to cooperate with Israel in order to host masscivil weddings and since one of our aims is to break the world record on mass civil weddings, we turn our attention and course of action towards achieving that goal," he said.