Paphos


Private Hospitals in Cyprus

Private Hospitals in Cyprus

The Cyprus healthcare system consists of state-funded public services which are inexpensive or free for low income citizens of Cyprus and the EU. Private health services are relatively cheap in comparison to countries like the UK and they are readily available for everyone. Emergency medical treatment in Cyprus is free all citizens. Most of the doctors who run these private facilities are specialists in their field having studied and trained abroad in some of the most prestigious medical universities.  Most of the doctors speak English and that is one of the reasons we have so many expats from the UK living on the island.


Medical Tourism in Cyprus

Medical Tourism in Cyprus

Modern private hospitals and clinics, with state of the art equipment and experienced, highly trained doctors and medical staff, have been the reason why Cyprus has become a popular destination for medical tourism.  Specialist doctors who have trained in Europe and the USA are at the head of the medical teams that perform all types of medical procedures at very reasonable prices. There is also the draw of combining a medical procedure with a relaxing holiday that will help you recuperate in a country that is an idyllic destination. Some of the most popular procedures done on the island are annual check-ups, reconstructive or cosmetic surgery, cardiac care and dental and surgical procedures. Many of the private clinics offer special packages that also include hotel accommodation for the recuperation period.


Tourism in Cyprus

Tourism in Cyprus

Situated at the north-eastern end of the Mediterranean basin, Cyprus is the third largest island in the region, with an area of 9,251 square kilometers. The island has many attractions one of them being the mild Mediterranean climate that offers abundant sunshine for 320 days of the year. Another plus apart from the natural beauty of the island is that English is widely spoken by most of the citizens, the road network is modern and extensive and you can easily travel to all the outstanding historical and cultural destinations on the island. The currency in Cyprus is Euro and credit cards are widely accepted and ATM’s are readily available in all major towns and villages.


Casinos in Cyprus

Casinos in Cyprus

The debate on whether to open a Casino has been going on for decades. The biggest opponent has always been the Church of Cyprus who feared that opening a casino would destroy family life in Cyprus. It seems that finally the pros and cons have been weighed and the pros of having casinos in Cyprus have won. It is true to say that most Cypriots are born gamblers and it is inevitable that some families will suffer, but the government cannot be responsible for their woes. It makes economic sense to open the casinos as they will be contributing to the increase in tourism and to the economy of Cyprus as a whole. The other plus is that these casinos will create new jobs for the Cypriot community.


Casinos in Cyprus

Casinos in Cyprus

The debate on whether to open a Casino has been going on for decades. The biggest opponent has always been the Church of Cyprus who feared that opening a casino would destroy family life in Cyprus. It seems that finally the pros and cons have been weighed and the pros of having casinos in Cyprus have won. It is true to say that most Cypriots are born gamblers and it is inevitable that some families will suffer, but the government cannot be responsible for their woes. It makes economic sense to open the casinos as they will be contributing to the increase in tourism and to the economy of Cyprus as a whole. The other plus is that these casinos will create new jobs for the Cypriot community.


Casinos in Cyprus

Casinos in Cyprus

The debate on whether to open a Casino has been going on for decades. The biggest opponent has always been the Church of Cyprus who feared that opening a casino would destroy family life in Cyprus. It seems that finally the pros and cons have been weighed and the pros of having casinos in Cyprus have won. It is true to say that most Cypriots are born gamblers and it is inevitable that some families will suffer, but the government cannot be responsible for their woes. It makes economic sense to open the casinos as they will be contributing to the increase in tourism and to the economy of Cyprus as a whole. The other plus is that these casinos will create new jobs for the Cypriot community.


Chinese Community in Cyprus

Chinese Community in Cyprus

Chinese investors have contributed to the revival of the construction sector in Cyprus which increased by 40% in 2016. The Chinese community is relatively new in Cyprus with interest in visa acquisition and proximity to European markets being the main incentive for new arrivals. It seems that Paphos is the town of choice for many Chinese who have decided to buy property either as an investment or as their new residence. Part of the attraction for these new arrivals is security, no racism, the hospitality of the locals and all the attractions that the island has to offer. Property in Paphos has been purchased by the Chinese as early as 2013 and there are currently over 7000 property transactions submitted to the land registry department awaiting approval. It is estimated that more than 1.5 billion has been invested in Cyprus by the Chinese in recent years. Large Chinese companies have shown an interest and invested in huge property developments currently being undertaken in Cyprus. Two luxury hotels in Larnaca and a new 5 star hotel in Sotira are currently being built by a joint venture with Chinese investors.


Russian Community in Cyprus

Russian Community in Cyprus

According to statistics in 2011, there are over 100,000 people of Russian origin living in Cyprus and this number has grown substantially. Limassol seems to be the area of choice followed by Larnaca and Paphos. A large part of this community migrated here in the late 1990’s and have been Cypriot residents since then. Limassol has three Russian schools and higher education centres boasting thousands of students. A Russian church has also been built in the Limassol area to accommodate the Russian community. This is the first Russian church on the island, which is run by the Orthodox Church of Cyprus, but delivers sermons in Russian. The Russian Commercial Bank (RCB) also has branches in Limassol, Nicosia and Paphos. 


Paphos Archaeological Park

Paphos Archaeological Park

The Tombs of the Kings are one of the most important archaeological sites in Cyprus and have been included in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites since 1980. These tombs form part of the vast Archaeological Park in Kato Paphos and are carved out of solid rock which date back to the Hellenistic and Roman periods. The locality is named after the splendid tombs of the aristocracy that have been discovered in this location. This necropolis is two kilometers north of the Paphos harbour and the underground tombs date back to the 4th century BC. Archaeological excavations are still carried out on this important heritage site.


Paphos - the Birthplace of Aphrodite

Paphos - the Birthplace of Aphrodite

Paphos is a Mediterranean coastal town on the southwest corner of Cyprus. Palaepaphos or old Paphos which is now the area of Kouklia has been inhabited since the Neolithic period. This area was the centre of the cult of Aphrodite the Greek goddess of love and beauty, and old Paphos was the most important place of worship for the goddess in the ancient world. Archeologically there are findings of this cult as far back in time as 700BC and in 391AD when the Romans inhabited the island. 


Should I use an Attorney when buying property in Cyprus?

Should I use an Attorney when buying property in Cyprus?

It is a known fact that if you are contemplating spending your hard earned cash on buying property in Cyprus, you should do so through a reputable attorney. There are a lot of unscrupulous people in the property industry who are looking for the opportunity to separate you from your money! You could end up paying a lot more for your property in the long run by being scammed, rather pay the extra funds to a recommended property Lawyer, so that you have peace of mind and also to expedite the whole process. Having someone experienced to act on your behalf will ensure that all the proper documentation is filled with the correct government offices and that the whole transaction is above board. A good lawyer will offer you advice and guide you through the whole process.