Holiday home hotspots of Western Cyprus

Cyprus’s ancient history, stunning beaches and breath-taking landscapes have led many property buyers to fall in love with the island. After all, according to ancient mythology, the western region of Paphos is where Aphrodite – the Greek goddess of love – rose from the waters. Could your dream holiday home be in Cyprus? To help you with your search, we take you on a journey through some holiday home hotspots in Western Cyprus.

Why we love life on a Spanish resort

The great thing about Spain is that there are many types of places to live: mountain chalets, beach apartments, city lofts, fishermen’s cottages, villas, urbanisations, golf courses and resort-type developments. There really is something for everyone. We recently looked at property on golf courses, and this week we take a look at life in a resort.

Do you dare to buy “sight unseen” in Spain?

Covid-19 may be preventing us from travelling to Spain right now, but it needn’t stop us buying a home there. Estate agents are doing virtual viewings and video walkthroughs of properties, and lawyers and notaries are all working remotely. Moreover, faced with a potential second summer of lost revenue, some holiday home owners are selling at bargain prices.

Why international buyers love the Western Algarve

Ah, the Algarve. Known around the globe for its prestigious golf and leisure resorts, golden sandy coves and lively nightlife. But there is so much more to Portugal’s Faro district. If you want to experience the authentic Portuguese lifestyle, head west…

Empty nesters in Greece: how and where to spend your new-found free time

You’re child-free now, which means more ‘me-time’! The world is your oyster, so why not get out and explore? If you’re feeling anything like bored housewife Shirley Valentine did in the 1989 comedy film, life can seem quite repetitive in the UK. Greece offers a range of exciting activities and projects so you can make the most of your new-found freedom.

A postcard from Corfu

Exactly a year ago, Corfu property specialist Diane returned from London to Corfu, knowing that there was some sort of virus beginning to spread. Heathrow seemed to have normal passenger volume, but Athens airport was very quiet and shortly after her return, Greece went into its first lockdown. There were no UK incoming flights to Corfu’s regional airports until July.