Living in Limassol

Living in Limassol

Are you thinking of coming to live in Cyprus? If so, you won’t be disappointed, especially if you choose the bustling south coast around Limassol. But what is it like living in LImassol? Our local writer in Cyprus Helen Epaminonda Smith takes us around her home town.
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Where are the best places in Cyprus to retire to?

Picture your perfect retirement in Cyprus and you likely think of year-round sunshine, delicious food and easy access to the beaches and mountains. Throw affordable homes in the mix and it just gets better. But where are the best places to retire in Cyprus? Find out in this week’s column, whether you’re looking for city or village life.
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It’s viewing trip season in Cyprus!

The sun’s shining, the days are getting longer and just passing the beach driving down the main road gives the you the feeling that summer is here. And, for anyone looking for property, that means one thing: viewing trip season! With warm but not yet hot temperatures, and life returning to the quieter villages, now’s the perfect time to find your dream home.
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Moving to Cyprus as a family

Many of us dream of moving to a country where our kids can get away from their computer screens and play outside all year. An island where family is still at the heart of society, where violent crime is a fraction of the UK’s rate and where the food is fresh and the cost of living low. In short, Cyprus! If you want to raise your family here, read a guide from someone who did it. 
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Where are the best places to live on the Akamas Peninsula?

The unspoilt Akamas Peninsula is a world away from the bustle of the southern coast. The mythological home of Aphrodite’s fountain, its many gorges and dense forest are largely inaccessible by road, making it paradise for outdoor fans, and one of the most biodiverse regions in Europe. The small villages along the coast have a truly authentic feel and affordable property prices.
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Property news from Cyprus, Spring 2019

With many of us heading off for property viewing trips in Cyprus, what can we expect from the property market in Cyprus this spring? The news is mixed. Prices are rising but maybe too fast. The golden visa is working but maybe too well. Rentals are booming but the government wants a piece of the action! 
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Shopping in Cyprus

“We’re not tourists anymore – we live here!” It’s the first thing we all say when we move to Cyprus, determined to live like a local and take advantage of the lower living costs. So what does that mean in practical terms? For a start it means shopping like a local. Here’s what you need to know about shopping in Cyprus.
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The culture and customs of Cyprus

Cyprus may feel like an outpost of Britain in some ways, but the weather tells a different story! And so do some of the customs. Take the time to immerse yourself in the culture and customs of Cyprus and you will be rewarded with a deeper understanding of the Cypriot lifestyle. Even more importantly, you’ll be welcomed by the Cypriots as one of their own.
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Could you spend your winters in sunny Cyprus?

Imagine swapping a dreary British winter for the sunny skies of Cyprus. That’s what hundreds of Britons who own a holiday home in Cyprus do every year – and then they make a good return letting it out over summer. And, Cyprus’ ‘golden visa’ scheme means you could even guarantee yourself EU residency after Brexit. So, how does it all work?
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Finding good tradespeople in Cyprus

Buying your dream home in sunny Cyprus is just the start of the adventure. Now you have to ensure it’s perfect for you, and that’s quite likely to include a lick of paint, maybe a wholesale renovation. So where do you start on finding good tradespeople in Cyprus? Who do you ask and what will you pay? Our writer in Cyprus investigates.
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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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