Restaurants & Tavernas

Restaurant Receptions

There is a huge number of restaurants in the Paphos area, far too many to mention, but not all restaurants are able to lay on and manage a wedding reception or wedding for a large number of people. We show a small list here of some reception venues  that are tried and tested and we know they will do an excellent job.

The Green Olive Taverna

This lovely taverna is in the heart of Kato Paphos, tucked away down a side turning and it hosts many restaurant weddings every year. It has a very large stone courtyard outside with wooden gazebo covering, informal seating area with bar and lovely flowers and trees surrounding the garden. It is ideal for both small and large receptions, it has a large indoor party room for music and dancing. Both the ceremony and reception can be held at the restaurant and of course you can have a cocktail reception and dancing in the evening. The food is very good and you have a choice of traditional Meze, BBQ or 3 course set menus.

The Colosseum

This is a rooftop Italian restaurant in the heart of Kato Paphos. It has a beautiful outdoor terrace which is perfect for a relaxed reception meal under the stars. The restaurant offers a range of great menus and you can have live music or a DJ for the evening.

Please note this venue is not suitable for disabled guests as there is a flight of stairs up to the rooftop terrace.

Viklari – The Last Castle

Viklari is a world famous and unique restaurant located right in the centre of the Akamas Peninsular – a protected nature reserve.  It is situated in an elevated position overlooking famous Lara Bay where rare turtles hatch every year.  The roads on the Akamas are rough, so the only form of transport we can use to get you and your guests to the restaurant is a fun bus as they are built for rough treatment! This is a great location for a relaxed and very informal wedding meal. The venue is built from local stone and has a range of long stone tables for guests situated underneath a huge grape vine, and surrounded by the flower garden and vegetable fields.  The food is fabulous and very simple, a choice of either barbecued pork or chicken souvla served with fresh Greek salad, village bread, and either huge chips or jacket potatoes.  The chips are fabulous and all the meat is cooked on a massive wood fire at the front of the restaurant.  There is a  bar so wine, beer and spirits are available.  The restaurant is only open in the afternoon, so it not possible to stay there for the evening.  If you want something a little bit  different from a formal reception venue then this is a great choice.