Helen Epaminonda

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!”

Articles by Helen Epaminonda

The features and practices of the Cyprus National Health System/GESY

According to the latest statistics, 571 GPs, 1,900 specialists and 202 pediatricians have signed to join the GESY healthcare system to date. The system has been in operation for two years now, and overall, I think this aspect of Cyprus’s social reform has been successful.

Cruising to new adventures in Cyprus

As I’m sure you’ll remember from what I’ve told you in my other feature articles, Cyprus is a fantastic place. You’ve got what I call the sun, sea, and sand at your fingertips whenever you choose to enjoy them. You’ve also got fantastic local, cultural tavernas and cosmopolitan restaurants and bars too, plus hotels that are operated to very high standards. So, not only is Cyprus a great place to take a well-earned holiday, but it’s also a brilliant place to live.

Wine routes in the Troodos Mountains

Did you know that there are several wine routes that you can follow in the Troodos Mountains? At the end of each of these routes you will be able to actually taste the wine produced. There is simply nothing better than sipping wine in the fresh, cool air of the Troodos Mountain area and breathing in the wonderful smell of the tall, lofty pine trees that surround you.

Crisis over? Cyprus powers back from Covid

Having come through the pandemic relatively well, Cyprus is looking to regrow its economy fast. For that it is dependent on tourism and investment from overseas. Right now, the signs are good, say European Union officials.

Nicosia and its surrounding district

Today, I want to focus on Nicosia and its surrounding district. Most people think of Nicosia as just being the capital of Cyprus and offering little else. I was one of those people too – that is, until I decided to explore Nicosia and its areas first hand. This is what I discovered…