Why and what to buy in Larnaca

Why and what to buy in Larnaca

If you’re planning your new life – or second home – in Cyprus, why should you choose Larnaca? Having lived in Cyprus now for 25 years, I remember when it was only really known for its international airport. These days Larnaca has so much more to offer it can now be considered a great place to live. Helen Epaminonda Smith explains why.
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Three idyllic villages in Cyprus

Looking for a friendly community, in the heart of Cyprus but with English speaking neighbours too? Then check out these three lovely villages, handpicked by our writer in Cyprus, with property prices too.
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Where to buy for the best sea views in Cyprus

I’ll never tire of the sea views here in Cyprus, whether it’s in the humid heat of summer or a mild winter’s day. And the best thing about Cyprus, as a mountainous island, is there are stunning views to be had even when you go inland. Sunset and sunrise are a sight to behold. So if you’re looking where to buy here, don’t miss my top five sea view villages.
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Do you need to learn Greek to live in Cyprus?

Cyprus is one of Britain’s oldest allies in the Mediterranean and we love it for our shared history and culture, including driving on the left! But Cyprus is still very much its own country with a culture and language that far predates our own. So a move here isn’t just about warm weather and sea views, but about embracing Cyprus as a whole. But do you need to learn Greek to live in Cyprus? Our resident expat Helen Epaminonda gives her view.
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Top tips for a healthy, active retirement in Cyprus

We all want to have a happy life when we retire. And for us Brits, escaping the wet and windy British weather to sunnier climes is a big attraction. That’s why I recommend Cyprus for your retirement – not just because of the fantastic weather here, but because you can have a healthy, happy retirement. Read on to find out how to make the most of it.
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Homes in the villages around Paphos

Sandy beaches, a lively seafront, ancient harbour, castle and old town… no wonder Paphos is a favourite with British holidaymakers and homeowners. But the area’s magic extends beyond just the resort, with the villages around Paphos offering their own spin on the idyllic Cypriot lifestyle. We look at the options…
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Self-building in Cyprus, part 1: Buying the Land

Could you build your own home in Cyprus? If you’re going to make a fresh start in Cyprus, especially in retirement, or buy a holiday home, you may as well move into somewhere special! Many of us have spent a large part of our lives imagining the perfect home, where everything fits together exactly as we want it. So we’re starting a three-part series on self-building in Cyprus, written by someone who did it. In this week’s first part we’re looking into where to buy your building plot and what it will cost. 
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Keeping cool in Cyprus

I’m writing to you now whilst in the middle of a heatwave in Cyprus. With temperatures in the summer months reaching mid to top 30 degrees Celsius, it’s topical for you to know ways to keep cool! There’s more than just air con, and those of us who lived here before home A-C became widespread have a few tips and tricks up our sleeves!
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Five Cyprus locations where the kids will never be bored!

It’s well known that Cyprus loves families. Having lived here now for 25 years, I still appreciate how much this country welcomes children. You will always see locals saying a kind word to them, and they often give children a sweet treat in restaurants. So, if you’re thinking of buying a holiday home, where are the best areas for families?
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How to pay for your property in Cyprus

Your dream of a beautiful home in the Cypriot sun could be far more attainable than you’d ever imagine. Plus, with a strong property market and tighter laws, there’s never been a better time to buy in Cyprus. But if you don’t have the immediate cash to pay for your property in Cyprus, what other methods of financing are there?
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