Member of European Union
Cyprus became a full member of the European Union in May 2004, followed by the joining the European Currency Club in January 2008 which raised the profile of the island and its financial attraction. EU membership has unlocked any property restrictions and opened up work and business opportunities, which in turn broaden the lifestyle and investment possibilities of the island.
Cypriot hospitality is legendary; the locals are renowned for their warm and incredibly welcoming nature and the pace of life is very relaxed. Greek, English and Russian and many other languages are widely spoken, making visitors instantly feel at home.
Easy Way of Life
The relaxed pace of Mediterranean life is best expressed in Cyprus, rewarding visitors and homeowners alike with a completely stress free and unhurried atmosphere.
Telecommunications Authority of Cyprus is one of the most technologically advanced companies in the world, with inexpensive local and international call charges making it easy to keep in touch with friends and family.
Haven of safety
Cyprus is an incredibly safe place and proud of its rating of the lowest crime ratio in Europe and no vandalism, plus the benefits of little or no pollution and no traffic congestion.
Cyprus has something for everyone, no matter what your age or interests. Offering a huge variety of sport and fitness pursuits and outdoor activities, turn your hand to writing, theatre, arts and crafts, or enjoy watching events put on by the numerous social organizations.
Community spirit thrives in Cyprus. For instance, each village has a council headed by a locally elected official, who acts as an authoritative point of contact on many matters, from signing documents to interpreting and liaising on your behalf.
Superior healthcare system
Cyprus offers a first-class healthcare system, meaning that you can rest assured that your health is in safe hands.
Flora and Fauna
Situated on the ecological cross roads between the Asian, European and African zones, Cyprus is home to a breathtaking 1750 floral species of which 126 are endemic. In the Akamas region alone there are 530 species of which 33 are endemic. Moreover the island’s climate and soil properties encourage herbs to be more potent than north European species, with particularly strong healing properties. Cyprus is home to a number of rare species. Visit the forest land of Stavros Tis Psokas to catch a glimpse of the shy Moufflon, or take a trip across the Akamas Peninsula to the turtle hatchery at Lara Bay.
Cyprus offers the best year-round Mediterranean climate. Blessed with long summers and short winters there are an incredible 340 days of sunshine per year.
Parasailing, windsurfing, water-skiing, jet skiing, sailing, power boating, kayaking, canoeing, banana and tube rides are accompanied by diverse opportunities for scuba diving, where shipwrecks and archaeological treasures create a mesmerizing underwater world.
There are 48 signed trails traversing 200 kilometers of countryside nationwide. Experienced walkers rave about the island’s varied terrain and seasonal diversity. Indeed the challenging terrain of the Troodos mountains also offers a refreshing break from the summer heat and a great introduction to the region’s rural villages. Those seeking a more leisurely pace should head for the shady forest trails, whilst the most breathtaking coastal views can be seen from the multitude of walks that weave through the Akamas peninsula.
There are two international airports in Cyprus served by over 50 airlines, ranging from the premier scheduled carriers, such as British Airways, Aeroflot, and Emirates to the no-frills budget carriers such as Easyjet and Ryanair. If you fancy taking to the seas you will be happy to hear that Cyprus is included on the route of many international cruise liners.
Cyprus is being developed into a more up market destination, which is reflected in its new capital projects. Four new marinas and eleven new golf resorts are planned island wide. The stunning Minthis Hills golf resort has recently undergone a major upgrade, making it one of the most attractive courses in Europe.
Cyprus offers a blissful blend of secluded and well-facilitated beaches along its 648km of coastline, 52 of which are rated as Blue Flag. Yet the magnificent Troodos mountain range is within an easy driving distance, making Cyprus one of the few countries in the world where you can ski and swim on the same day.
The Cypriot property market remains more affordable than many of its Mediterranean counterparts. Couple this with the sheer diversity of locations, property styles, and budgets and it’s easy to see the appeal.
Renowned for its mythological connections with Aphrodite, Goddess of Beauty and Love, Cyprus is also rich in antiquities. Most notably Pafos is a former pre-Hellenic center and as such is inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List with the remains of villas, palaces, theatres and fortresses giving the town exceptional value. Moreover, the island’s historic towns also play a modern entertainment role, with the Roman amphitheater at Episkopi and the amphitheater and castle in Paphos hosting open-air music and theatrical performances.
Cyprus is the destination of choice for many business-minded individuals and companies. The island offers extremely enticing tax advantages and boasts double taxation treaties with more than forty countries. The cost of living is also very reasonable.
The island of Cyprus is rich in local wines, seafood, fresh fruit and vegetables and countless other mouth-watering delights.