The relics of St.Valentine that are kept at the Cathedral of Mytilene attract couples from all over the world that decide to get married on the island.
Weddings at the city’s Cathedral have not been carried out for a long time provided that there is not a Catholic community on the island. However, the restoration of the Cathedral-monument and the discovery of the St. Valentine’s holy relics as well as the re-establishment of a small community of Catholic Christians on the island opened new tourism potential and prospects for wedding tourism.
Marek Gitrowski and Fiona Jeganaphan, a distinguished biochemist, decided to get married on Lesvos. As they stated, the refugees problem and the negative promotion of the island did not affect their decision.