Types of property in Cyprus
The Cypriot property market offers a wide selection of styles in its cities, resorts and countryside. From modern villas and apartments to rural stone properties.
Think carefully about what you want from your life in Cyprus. If you are looking for a settled, year-round community where you can make friends for life then a traditional village could be a better option than a luxury holiday resort where your neighbours change every week and then disappear all winter.
Villas are a popular choice with families who require plenty of space both indoors and out. They typically comprise three to four bedrooms, a garden, a private or communal pool (depending whether it’s part of a complex), private parking, barbecue area and a stunning view if you’re lucky.
Couples and retirees on a viewing trip to find a permanent or holiday home are often tempted by the affordability of apartments and their convenient location near amenities and the beach. Despite sacrificing a garden and pool for a prime location, apartments often have a spacious balcony with great views.
British buyers often like a period property. In Cyprus you will find the type of traditional stone houses that are popular in mainland Greece and other Mediterranean islands. These are mainly in the inland villages such as Lefkara or Vavatsinia. Being a little inland avoids the humidity of the coastline too.
Cyprus offers the opportunity of building your own home, with the great advantage that not only most of the builders and architects speak English, but so will at least some of the authorities who you will need to pass your plans. Building your own is one of the more stressful ways of moving abroad, but can be a life-changing (and highly profitable) endeavour if you get it right.
The Cyprus Buying Guide takes you through each stage of the property buying process, with practical recommendations from our experts who have been through the process themselves. The guide will help you to: