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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.