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Southern Cyprus


It's the most unique part of the island that appeals to all. Many people are most tempted by the climate, the relaxed lifestyle, and the warm, friendly people. Others like the low cost of living, much lower than the UK! Still more go for the architecture, which is steeped in history, or for the culture or the food... and don't forget, Cyprus is the birth place of Aphrodite, the Goddess of love!

Cyprus suits Brits!

Many British people feel 'at home' in Cyprus. Indeed, it was a British colony until 1960 and some remnants of that relationship remain. The main language is Greek but English is widely spoken. Cars drive on the left, and road signs are in both Greek and English. Both banking and legal systems are based on the British model, and the tap water is completely safe to drink!

Sporting opportunities

If you want more than just lazing in the sun, there is an abundance of activities to enjoy, including: fishing, sailing, scuba diving, golf, nature trails and skiing in the Troodos Mountains.

Investment opportunity

Property prices in Cyprus have increased dramatically over the past few years. Of course, past performance is no guide to future prices, but all the indications are that now is the perfect time to buy! Particularly as from April 2006 overseas property can be invested into a pension portfolio. Ask us for more details regarding this

Health

The new E111 form entitles you to free or reduced-cost state healthcare if you fall ill or have an accident while travelling in Cyprus. Forms are available, free, at any Post Office branch, and you need one for each individual (old E111 forms expired on 31 December 2004). Later in 2005, the forms will be replaced by the new European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). Just tick the box on the E111 form to receive the new card.

Healthcare on the island is excellent. To back up the cover provided by your E111, you can pay per visit or get private medical insurance. It's easy to obtain, and we can advise you on where to look.

Facts and figures

  • At 9,250 sq. km., Cyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean
  • The Mediterranean climate means hot, dry summers and cool winters
  • There are an average of 340 days of sunshine every year
  • Mount Olympus is the highest point, at 1,951m
  • The island is easy to reach, with direct flights from most major UK airports
  • Cyprus has been a member of the European Union since 2004
  • The population numbers around 800,000
  • In 1974, the island was divided into the Turkish Cypriot North and Greek Cypriot South
  • The name Cyprus originates from the Greek word for 'copper'
  • It is rumoured that the Lost City of Atlantis may be submerged somewhere off the East Coast

For more information, visit the official tourist web-site at:

www.visitcyprus.org.cy
www.limassolmunicipal.com.cy
www.larnaka.com

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