Helen left the UK to live in Cyprus in 1994. She married her Greek Cypriot husband and moved into the dream house that they had built. She has two children, whom she has raised in Cyprus. She has taught English Language/Literature to Cypriot children/adults, and is currently a freelance editor.
She says: “It’s a slower lifestyle than the UK, with the added bonus of feeling safe. Cyprus is steeped in history and culture, and the British are always welcomed here. Cypriots are great people and I have many friends who are British and other nationalities too!”
With high interest rates and inflation hitting sales to local people, it’s a buyers’ market for international property hunters in Cyprus. The opportunity to own a new build home in Cyprus is particularly good, so our writer Helen asked her daughter Argyro, an architect, for her tips on getting your dream home built from scratch.
You might know Paphos for its temperate climate, beautiful harbour and ancient tombs, but did you know there’s another place of outstanding natural beauty just 40km away. Discover Akamas (Agamas), a peninsula just north of Paphos, along the western coast of Cyprus.
I’m not yet retired but having lived in Cyprus for 30 years, I can safely say that this country is a wonderful place to retire and live. Why, you ask? Well, I’ll tell you. Here are a few things that I’m sure will appeal to those approaching retirement age or just looking for somewhere to spend their later years.