When I first came to live in Cyprus, I was unmarried, and in a relationship with my Greek Cypriot now-husband. After we had married and had our first child in Cyprus, I remember my father-in-law reminding me of these wise words of Socrates when we were thinking about where we should send my daughter to school in Cyprus. “Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.”
The Brexit deadline is approaching and it’s looking increasingly certain that British citizens will be treated the same as all other third-country nationals, requiring a visa to live here. A deal may be agreed that offers a better solution – or it may not. We just don’t know. What we do know, however, it that the only almost iron-clad way to guarantee your current rights is to move to Cyprus before Brexit.
I remember thinking on one rainy, windy day in England back in 1994, what must life in Cyprus be like? I hadn’t even visited it on holiday. All I knew about it was that the island is divided and its inhabitants in the south, where I was destined to go, are Greek Cypriots. Oh yes, and I had a look at a map of Cyprus and I remember thinking it looked something like a violin!
Summer’s well and truly over in the UK, but Cyprus is still basking in 29°C. It’s no wonder the island’s home to over 65,000 British expats – of whom over one in ten are holiday home owners. If you’re not looking to move overseas full-time, but you want a sunny bolthole to escape the British winter, Cyprus is your answer. In addition to the weather, you’ve got the largest properties in Europe and low prices. Today, we’re exploring the best places to buy property for winter sun in Cyprus and what life is like outside of the high season.
As summer comes to an anticlimactic, grey and drizzly finish in the UK, there’s still a beacon of good news on the horizon. We’re coming up to one of the peak buying seasons in Cyprus – so many of us will finally be realising our dreams of starting a new life overseas. If you’re buying a home in Cyprus in autumn this year, it’s crucial to be up-to-date on the situation on the ground. It can be difficult to make sense of everything from collating different media sources, which is why we’ve put together this list. Keep reading for your round-up of the top ten things
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