This sun-drenched Mediterranean island has been welcoming visitors since ancient times, with its breathtaking physical splendor throughout the ages and now has cast a spell on property homebuyers alike.
Cyprus famous archeological masterpieces, almost year-round sunshine and many beautiful beaches paved the way for many visitors to the island. Strategically lying at the crossroads of three continents, Cyprus is a perfect mix of east and west with majestic mountain peaks and deserted beaches and blending untouched beauty with cosmopolitan city life. Cyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean covering area of 9250km²
Cyprus geographical location allowed the island to benefit from a wide network of air-routes from both scheduled and low-cost airlines that connect it with Europe, Africa, and Asia. This combination of an ideal climate and international tax haven and financial rewards creates an ecosystem and a location of choice for many affluent business-minded individuals and international companies.
Official Name: Republic of Cyprus
Area: 9,250 km2
Highest Point: 1,951m
Capital: Nicosia / Lefkosia
Languages: Greek & English
Member Of: EU, UN, British Commonwealth
Dialing Code: 00357
Web Domain: .com.cy
Places to Visit
Modern and Ancient Pafos
The entire town of Pafos proudly holds its UNESCO Heritage Site badge and its popularity thrives from the sumptuous blend of ancient and contemporary. The town is full of excellent authentic taverns, international restaurants and many other eateries and amenities that accompanied by a bustling tourist area and lively nightlife scene.
Pafos is a holiday resort with its sandy beaches and a wide range of water-sports that keep sun seekers spoiled for choice and constantly entertained. By the contrast, a rich tapestry of historic sites includes the Medieval Fort, Greek Amphitheatre and Roman mosaics by the Pafos Harbour. Further afield The Tombs of the Kings followed by the magnanimous number of ancient churches and Orthodox monasteries which are scattered around the region.
Mixing tradition with modern needs, the winding streets and proud architecture of the old town, now boasts a fantastic array of exclusive boutiques and a busy local market, keeping shopaholics happy. Indeed the town holds so much appeal, that the surrounding suburbs also have become increasingly well know in their own right, with a stable property market to match.
This picturesque coastal town is positioned on the border with protected nature reserve Akamas that has a staggering array of wild flora and fauna, where once stood an ancient city-kingdom Marion, later renamed Arsinoe. The surrounding rural villages create an exceptional opportunity to experience authentic island life, whilst the plethora of secluded beaches fringe crystal clear warm waters.
The pace of life here is as laid back as it gets, setting the perfect atmosphere to watch the world go by from the cafes and restaurants of the village square. If the marine world takes your fancy, take a ten-minute drive to Latchi Marina. Water-sports and diving enthusiasts will find plenty to keep themselves occupied, and for those who’d prefer to watch the boating world in action, the traditional carob warehouses have been converted into harbor-side fish tavernas and look out over the newly extended marina.
Limassol, the second largest city of the island, lies between two ancient city-kingdoms: Amathous to the East and Kourion to the West, now a bubbling metropolis for business, shopping, and leisure. Beach lovers will be equally satisfied, with seemingly endless sandy shores that stretch miles away from the town. Keeping its profile of all year round destination Limassol offers to its visitors’ variety of vibrant events and street celebrations that range from carnivals to wine festivals and filling up the town’s events calendar.
For those seeking something historical, there are ancient Kourion, Sanctuary of Aphrodite and Kolossi Castle are all within easy reach. Spectacular Troodos mountain range just half an hour away gives the possibility to ski, swim and enjoy the international flavor and historic surrounds. Limassol offers a world of opportunity, with the benefit of being conveniently located midway between Pafos and Larnaca airports.