Christmas in Cyprus

Christmas in Cyprus

I love Christmas in Cyprus. I have to admit when I first came to live here I did wonder what Christmas would be like. I remember the first thing that struck me was how much George Michael’s song “Last Christmas” was played on the radio and in the nightclubs! “Why was that?”, I hear you ask. Well, for any of you who might not know, George Michael is Greek Cypriot and hails from southern Cyprus, and so he is definitely considered a son of this country! The Cypriots are very proud of him, and simply adore all his music, and so do I.
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Buying in Cyprus, Part Three: Area Guide

Cyprus isn’t a huge island. It’s less than 200 kilometres, a two-hour drive on the country’s decent roads, from Paphos in the west to Ayia Napa in the far east. British buyers tend to favour the west for permanent relocation and retirement, but the east has its fans too. In this, part three of Buying in Cyprus, we’re taking a look at where to live in Cyprus. And if you’re new to our series, don’t miss Part One on planning your move and Part Two on drawing up your timescale.
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Skiing in Cyprus: a winter wonderland

For many of you, I am sure you associate Cyprus only with hot sun, sandy beaches, and balmy evenings. I know I did. But you know what, it offers even more than that. Winter in Cyprus is a very special season. It’s what I call our own unique winter wonderland!
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Buying in Cyprus: Part 2

Welcome to the second part of our serialisation of Buying in Cyprus. If you missed Part One, check it out here. This week, we’re going to take a look at how you can draw up your timescale for buying in Cyprus. Looking in a quieter period like now can mean estate agents will be keener and sellers more motivated, worried about not finding a buyer. Play your cards right and you could be sunning yourself in Cyprus within six months! 
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Buying in Cyprus, Part 1: Decisions

Yes, you can buy a home in Cyprus! This week we are starting a six-part guide to making your dream a reality. Remember to read each Cyprus Property Guide newsletter as we take you from making those initial decisions, to choosing property in Cyprus, to moving in! Buying in Cyprus, even with Brexit looming, does not need to be a worry, or even difficult. Of course, there are hurdles to climb over and money to pay, but with the right legal team and financial guidance, you can make it happen – this year!
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What is the education system in Cyprus like?

When I first came to live in Cyprus, I was unmarried, and in a relationship with my Greek Cypriot now-husband. After we had married and had our first child in Cyprus, I remember my father-in-law reminding me of these wise words of Socrates when we were thinking about where we should send my daughter to school in Cyprus. “Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.”
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Is it possible to move to Cyprus before Brexit?

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My top 5 reasons why I love life in Cyprus

I remember thinking on one rainy, windy day in England back in 1994, what must life in Cyprus be like? I hadn’t even visited it on holiday. All I knew about it was that the island is divided and its inhabitants in the south, where I was destined to go, are Greek Cypriots. Oh yes, and I had a look at a map of Cyprus and I remember thinking it looked something like a violin!
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Where are the best places to buy a holiday home for winter sun in Cyprus?

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Top ten things to know if you’re buying a home in Cyprus in autumn

As summer comes to an anticlimactic, grey and drizzly finish in the UK, there’s still a beacon of good news on the horizon. We’re coming up to one of the peak buying seasons in Cyprus – so many of us will finally be realising our dreams of starting a new life overseas. If you’re buying a home in Cyprus in autumn this year, it’s crucial to be up-to-date on the situation on the ground. It can be difficult to make sense of everything from collating different media sources, which is why we’ve put together this list. Keep reading for your round-up of the top ten things
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