Do I need a car in Cyprus?

Do I need a car in Cyprus?

Cyprus is small, and one of its great joys is being in the snowy Troodos Mountains in the morning and basking in the sun on the beach in the afternoon. But one question overseas buyers often have is whether it’s really necessary to have a car in Cyprus. The answer is a yes and no – find out more in my guide to getting round in Cyprus.
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What’s it like moving to Cyprus as a single person?

Single? Are you thinking of living in Cyprus but not sure if it’s the place for you? Not to worry: Cyprus welcomes everyone! As a single person, you’ll be treated with respect and find you fit into your local community fast – and it’s not difficult to meet people! 
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Cyprus’ quiet pleasures

December and January are the winter months in Cyprus. So, it’s time to put away those swimsuits and beach balls and enjoy the quiet winter pleasures here in Cyprus. “Cyprus is all sun and sand!” I hear you say. Really though, it’s not. Here are some quiet hobbies in Cyprus that you can do in the winter months.
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Buying in Cyprus, part six: buying system

We’re now on the final part of our serialisation of Buying in Cyprus, and that means we’re looking at the legal process of buying a house in Cyprus. Unlike many continental European countries, the Cypriot system does have more similarities to British law, which is great news for buyers. However, there are still some key differences, especially as an overseas buyer, so keep reading to find out what you need to know.
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Enjoy delicious cuisine in Cyprus

Having lived in Cyprus now for just over 25 years I can honestly say that the food is unlikely to disappoint you! It’s as if the Cypriots have an ingrained creative flair and a knack for flavours that they are always proud to display. You will always find that Cypriot food is freshly cooked, oozing temptation, and beckoning you to eat it. And that’s before you get to the mouthwatering desserts!
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Buying in Cyprus, Part Five: Making an Offer

Once you’ve had a viewing trip or two and narrowed down your options to your perfect property, it’s time for the most exciting stage: making an offer on a house in Cyprus. This an important stage, so it’s crucial to make sure you remain in control of the process. Here are our top seven tips for doing just that.
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Buying in Cyprus, Part Four: How To Buy

In this, Part Four of your six-part guide to Buying in Cyprus, we’re looking at how to buy in Cyprus. You’ll find out the key financial aspects to have sorted so that you know how to purchase here, as well as how to manage the risk of currency exchange.
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What is healthcare in Cyprus like?

I know that it’s difficult to think about the possibility of becoming ill in Cyprus – the weather is so good and the food is so nutritious, so why worry? But realistically, anything can happen – yes, even here! So I’m going to tell you about the basics of the healthcare system in Cyprus for the British and other Europeans who come to live here.
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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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