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101 Reasons to Live in Cyprus

  1.  Traditional Cypriot Meze – a never ending meal of small, authentic & fresh Greek food.
  2. Limassol’s wine festival – taste the local Cypriot wines and many others in a festive atmosphere.
  3. Skiing on Mount Olympus – you can see snow and the Sea on the same day!
  4. Cyprus Museum, Nicosia – a collection of Cypriot 101 in Cyprus
  5. Lady’s Mile Beach on the Akrotiri Penisula
  6. Amazing early morning hot air balloon flight over the Paphos area
  7. English is spoken by most Cypriots and all signs are in Greek and English.
  8. Fun Buggy Safari’s in Paphos – a self-guided, self-drive quad tour
  9. Excellent public and private educational system.
  10. 24-hour bakeries (Zorba’s) with fresh bread, pastries, and cakes.
  11. Paphos Medieval fort that was built in the 13th century and sits at the end of the Paphos Harbor – great views from the top!
  12. Romance is always in the air since it is the island of Love/Aphrodite
  13. Baths of Aphrodite in Polis
  14. Moufflon Sheep only found in Cyprus is under protection as an endangered species with only 2000 remaining.
  15. Excellent, inexpensive medical facilities
  16. You are always only minutes from the beach (except in Nicosia which is about 25 minutes away)
  17. Agia Napa nightlife – a lively, fun town where you can dance ‘till dawn!
  18. Fig Tree Bay and Flamingo Bay – beautiful spots for sunbathing and relaxing!
  19. Paphos market where you can find inexpensive, hand painted canvases by Greek artists
  20. Fresh Fish Meze – you have to try the Cypriot Trout!
  21. Souvla & Kleftiko – two traditional Cypriot meat dishes
  22. Lefkara Village where you can see villagers making traditional Lefkara lace and filigree silver.
  23. Tavli’, the Greek version of Backgammon, you can see men playing this game at coffee shops around the island.
  24. Coffee- cold Frappe or Cypriot are great at any time of the year
  25. Thalassa Spa in the Latchi, Coral Bay area.  Have a facial, massage, manicure and pedicure in style and comfort!
  26. Troodos- Best rural destination award
  27. Picturesque villages to wander and explore a slower pace of life.
  28. Fresh and tasty local fruits and vegetables
  29. Anyone can purchase property
  30. Inexpensive local Cypriot wine and lovely Cyprus wineries to tour.
  31. Low cost of living compared to other EU countries
  32. Location: Crossroads of 3 continents
  33. Modern Banking System with several competitive choices such as: Alpha Bank, Laiki, Hellenic & Bank of Cyprus.
  34. Low cost of property compared to other EU countries
  35. Modern legal system
  36. Low crime rate
  37. Very low pollution
  38. Climate: 340 Days of Sunshine
  39. Panoramic views of the Mediterranean
  40. Ayia Kyriaki in Paphos old town – on the foundations of an early Christian basilica.
  41. Romantic wedding or honeymoon destination
  42. Water sports: swimming, sailing, parasailing, boating, body surfing, and scuba divingbest 101 in Cyprus - beach
  43. Fishing- Sea or Freshwater
  44. Nature trail hiking
  45. Golfing on many courses year-round
  46. Cycling- there are several mountain trails with great scenery
  47. Premier cruising destination
  48. Archaeology that dates back 10,000 years
  49. Bird watching in the winter – Flamingos, Herons, Egrets, Vultures, Kestrels, and Glossy Ibis
  50. Population or lack of it. (854,300)
  51. Beautiful rugged coastline
  52. Greenback turtle habitat
  53. Byzantine churches protected by Unesco
  54. Apples from Prodromos & Cherries from Pedoulas
  55. Mineral Water from Moutoullas
  56. Rosewater, mineral water, and wine from Agros
  57. Fresh Cypriot Olives
  58. Traditional Cypriot hospitality
  59. Cypriot Brandy Sour
  60. 1800 species and subspecies of flowering plants
  61. 128 species of flowers can only be found in Cyprus
  62. Tombs of the Kings where people were buried between 3rd century B.C. and 3rd century A.D.
  63. Nea Paphos or New Paphos is the excavated remains of a 4th century B.C. city that is still being excavated and a UNESCO site
  64. Kalamatianos –  traditional folk dancing
  65. Bouzouki,  a traditional instrument played throughout Cyprus
  66. Churches and monasteries  protected by UNESCO
  67. Akamas Peninsula & National Park
  68. Coral Bay- Sandy beaches and lots of bars, restaurants & action.
  69. Cape Lara which is the nesting ground for green and loggerhead turtles.
  70. Pottery shops by local artisans
  71. Girne Gate is the old entrance to Nicosia when it was surrounded by walls
  72. Paphos Harbor is a good place for a walk or to sit in one of the café’s or enjoy a meal at one of many restaurantsbest 101 in Cyprus
  73. Paphos Odeon – a 2nd-century Odeon still used for music and theatre
  74. Tekke Hala Sultan in Larnaca is one of the most important Muslim shrines
  75. Salt Lake in Larnaca turns into salt beds in summer and feeding ground for Flamingos in winter
  76. Local Halloumi & Fetta cheese
  77. Carnival Celebrations in Limassol & Paphos for one week.
  78. High educational level in labor force.
  79. Superb infrastructure with advances transport and telecommunications network.
  80. Lowest corporate tax rate in the EU at 10%.
  81. One of the lowest statutory personal income tax rate at 30%.
  82. Kourion – ancient multi-tiered theatre
  83. Kato Pafos Archaeological Park
  84. Historic Limassol
  85. Green Monday celebrationsGreen Monday
  86. Kataklysmos (Festival of the Flood) or Christian feast of Pentecost
  87. Nicosia walled City
  88. Greek Orthodox Easter celebrations
  89. Carob trees and the many desserts that are made from them
  90. Ayia Napa Water Park and Paphos Aphrodite Water Park
  91. Limassol Castle
  92. Baths of Adonis
  93. Keo – the local Cypriot beer
  94. Ayia Kyriaki is one of the oldest Church’s, constructed in the 4th century, thousands visit in the spring to see the flowers depicting passages from the Bible.
  95. No Tax on the first £10,000 of income earned.
  96. Double taxation treaties with many countries- free yourself of your country’s high taxes.
  97. Lountza, cured pork
  98. It is almost impossible to get hopelessly lost on an island.
  99. The Avakas Gorge in Akamas (Paphos District)
  100. St. Paul’s Pillar, where St. Paul is said to have been flogged
  101. The thousands of stars that are visible in the night sky

As you see here there is More to Cyprus Than Property and Good Weather.

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