The Transport Ministry is discussing a bill for weddings in castles and museums
"Civil weddings in archeological sites, such as castles and museums with low traffic in Cyprus"
The holding of civil weddings in archeological sites, such as castles and museums with low attendance in Cyprus, is provided, among other things, by a government bill that was discussed on Thursday in the Transport Committee of the Parliament.
The Minister of Transport, Giannis Karousos, in his statements after the Committee on Transport, said that the discussion of the bill has to do with museums and archeological sites with the first and very important issue being the institution of free entrance to all museums that are under the responsibility of the Department of Antiquities, something that is successfully implemented abroad. The museums, he said, will now be open 7 days a week with free admission.
The second change has to do with the archeological sites, in which the beneficiaries for free entry will include retirees and families with three children.
The third change has to do with the performance of civil weddings under specific restrictions and specifications in some ancient monuments that have been selected, such as mainly in the castles of Larnaca, Limassol and Paphos as well as in some museums with very low attendance such as Lefkara and Geroskipou. and some others. The maximum limit will be 30 people and a fee that will range from 1.000 to 1.500 euros depending on the Monument.
"In this way we will promote these ancient monuments, especially the castles and on the other hand we will promote our history, cultural heritage abroad and we will strengthen the field of civil weddings and the Municipalities," he said.
Answering a question, he wondered if in the British Museum and in the museum in Oxford we hold civil weddings because we can not have civil weddings in specific archeological sites such as castles.