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Lawyers in Cyprus

Lawyers in Cyprus

The professional body that represents over 2700 lawyers in Cyprus, is The Cyprus Bar Association which was established in 1960. All lawyers that are members of the Association are issued with identity cards which they present in Court or to any other Public Authorities. If you are looking for a lawyer in Cyprus, its best to make sure that they are members of the Cyprus Bar Association.

Where to stay in Cyprus

Where to stay in Cyprus

With so many outstanding choices, were you stay when on holiday in Cyprus will depend on mainly two things, Seaside or Mountain and off course the all-important budget. Accommodation costs can vary from €20 a night to €1000, so there is something suitable for everyone who visits this beautiful holiday destination. Make sure to book well in advance and take advantage of special packages that are offered from time to time.

Flights to Cyprus

Flights to Cyprus

Larnaca International Airport (LCA) is the main airport in Cyprus and it is located 5km from Larnaca. Larnaca Airport was built in 1974 after the invasion of Cyprus by Turkey which forced the closure of the Nicosia International Airport. Hastily built prefabricated structures were built and the airport officially opened in February 1975. The airport was rebuilt in 1998 in order to be able to service the millions of tourists that arrived on the island yearly. Substantial upgrades were completed in 2006 and today LCA is a fully-fledged International airport that the Cypriots can be proud of. In July 2016 the airport was renamed Larnaca International Airport – Glafcos Clerides in honor of the former president of the Republic of Cyprus. Geographically situated between Europe, Africa, Russia and the Middle East, Larnaca airport has become an important airline hub between these countries and currently services over 30 international and 30 charter flights with passengers and cargo services. Currently 67 airlines fly from Larnaca Airport and nonstop flights are available to 83 cities in Europe, the Middle East, UK and Russia amongst others.

Car hire in Cyprus

Car hire in Cyprus

If you intend to hire a car in Cyprus please bear in mind that you must have a valid driver’s license from your country of residence as well as an International driver’s license. Cars will not be hired to anyone under the age of 21 years and a minimum of 3 years driving experience is required if the driver is under the age of 25. Driving in Cyprus is done on the left hand side of the road and strict rules are in place regarding seatbelts, which must be worn at all times, and the use of mobile phones while driving is prohibited, unless it is hands free. Petrol stations are readily available in all the larger residential areas and you can travel from one side of the island to the other in a few hours. If you search on the internet, you will car hire companies in all major towns, Nicosia, Limassol, Larnaca, Famagusta and Paphos. Most of these companies will meet you at the airport so you will have your rental car the minute you arrive. It is always better to book online before you travel to Cyprus as this will most likely cost you less.

How to get Permanent Residence in Cyprus

How to get Permanent Residence in Cyprus

Geographically, Cyprus is in close proximity to 3 continents and apart from the obvious appeal as an island in the Mediterranean, it is governed by a Presidential democracy with a stable economy, has low rates and favorable tax incentives for new citizens, and also boasts a low cost of living.  Cyprus was ranked as the 5th best country for relocation in the world, by a reputable International Lifestyle review in 2014, hardly surprising as the island has a lot to offer with favorable business and leisure indicators. Due to the massive influx of tourists, most Cypriot citizens speak English fluently, and if you have children the standard of Education is excellent, as is the Healthcare system.

Why Invest in Cyprus?

Why Invest in Cyprus?

Why invest in Cyprus?LocationCyprus is the third largest island in the Eastern Mediterranean and located at the crossroads of three continents, Europe, Africa and Asia, which provides easy access for investments in numerous countries. As a member of the European Union investing in Cyprus is a springboard for investment in all EU member states. According to GDP per capita, Cyprus is rated as the 31st wealthiest country worldwide and also 5th as the worlds most recommended country for relocation. The highly regarded international shipping centre also ranks Cyprus as one of the world’s ten most prominent maritime nations.

Universities in Cyprus

Universities in Cyprus

The University of Cyprus which is in Nicosia, was established in 1989 and today has over 7000 students. The main priorities of the University of Cyprus is to be established as a research institution and achieve International Scientific Recognition and to become a centre of excellence in the Euro-Mediterranean region.Admission for the majority of undergraduates is granted after they successfully pass the entrance examinations that are organized by the Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Cyprus. In the event of students with special needs or circumstances, they can be admitted under certain other provisions.

Cypriot Traditions

Cypriot Traditions

Greek Cypriots are by nature generous and hospitable people. It is a culture thing, and the further away you get from the hustle and bustle of the big cities the more obvious this trait becomes. Cypriots are proud of their traditions, and it doesn’t matter how old you are, or where you have travelled or lived in the world, the traditions you grew up with, stays with you forever.A lot of the traditions are celebrated on religious holidays and seasonal festivals.

10 places to visit in Cyprus

10 places to visit in Cyprus

What do you want to see first? Cyprus has so many interesting places to visit, and all the major areas, Nicosia, Limassol, Larnaca, Famagusta and Paphos have a rich heritage, archaeologically, and beautiful mountain ranges and unspoiled natural beauty between them. Cyprus is often called the Island of Love, due to the fact that it is considered to be the birthplace of Aphrodite, the ancient Greek goddess of love and beauty. You can actually visit her birthplace in Paphos. The island of Cyprus is separated into the Greek southern side and the Turkish part in the north. Both sides of the island have stunning unspoiled beaches and seaside resorts that cater for millions of tourists every year. With so many archaeological sites, Byzantine monasteries and churches to see, it is worth taking a break from the sun and sea to visit at least some of them! Whether you want to lie on the beautiful beaches all day, go sightseeing to many wonderful sites or go hiking in the unspoiled nature parks, Cyprus has a lot to offer for everyone.

10 things not to do in Cyprus

10 things not to do in Cyprus

The Cypriots are well known for their hospitality and sense of humor, but sometimes, unknowingly, visitors or new residents in Cyprus can say or do something that is taboo and cause hurt feelings. Like most nationalities the Cypriots have their traditions and cultural taboos, and it is good to know some of the most important ones, to avoid confrontation and misunderstandings. Apart from the cultural and traditional taboos there are also dos and don’ts when dealing with business and professional issues as follows:

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