Building your home in Cyprus, part 2: how to get planning permission

Building your home in Cyprus, part 2: how to get planning permission

So, you’ve secured and bought your plot of land to build your own home here in Cyprus. What next? Well, it’s time to get your dreams of how the home will look down on paper, and get permission from the authorities to get started. Here’s how to find the right architect and go through planning permission.
Keeping cool in Cyprus

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!
Five Cyprus locations where the kids will never be bored!

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?
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.
Where are the best places in Cyprus to retire to?

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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