Having come across various statements about an increased interest in properties around Cyprus, we found ourselves daydreaming about the possibilities of a regular getaway to top up our golden glow and indulge in the deep and refreshing surf of the Mediterranean Sea.
Figures from the Department of Lands and Surveys have shown a rise of interest in Cypriot property last year, with a strong inclination for a continuing trend in 2018.
This recent escalation in interest inspired us to search for desirable locations to purchase extravagant overseas properties within Cyprus:
This city is located in the east of Cyprus, where cruises often dock. It’s a traditional looking area, with sand coloured buildings that contrast with the deep blue of the nearby sea and often cloudless skies. For those looking to get involved with the cultural side of rural life in Cyprus, the International Famagusta Art & Culture festival is held every July. Concert are held, staging a wide range of different music genres, so there is something for all the family! A perfect excuse to purchase a holiday home, providing accommodation for regular visits.
Towards the south lies the ghost town of Varosha, abandoned by locals during the 1972 Turkish invasion. It is now a popular destination for historical tours.
If you feel like really splashing out, we found a luxurious villa for sale on Rightmove Overseas for just under €3.7m! It includes a private swimming pool, and it is only a short drive to local amenities. Described as the ‘perfect combination of a luxurious, family and peaceful environment’, we can almost picture ourselves there now, sunhat on and novella in hand
Consider a villa in Paphos, complete with sea and mountain views. In the lower part of this beautiful coastal town you will find the hotels and cultural landmarks, such as the Kato Paphos Archaeological Park. The upper section is where a range of shops and restaurants can be found.
With its fair share of churches, monasteries and tombs, history enthusiasts could make frequent use of an overseas property in Paphos.
In the area we have found a lovely 5 bedroom detached villa, which despite the generous space included, has a cosy feel to it. We mean this in a good way. The property is positioned so that it hugs the corner of the swimming pool, yet still looks to provide sufficient access to the Cyprian sun. Specifically, we liked how close it is to the kitchen. Having refreshments readily at hand is a key part of a successful holiday, in our opinion! For €6m, you get plenty of space for family and friends to experience a relaxing getaway.
There is an abundance of Cypriot culture for all to experience in this southern coast city. There are libraries, galleries, cinemas and theatres, for those who do not wish to spend all day every day on a sun lounger.
There are guided walking tours available, showing you around breath-taking archaeological areas, such as the Kolossi medieval castle. The Limassol Municipal Gardens are also a sight not to miss, for those who like to admire the beauty of nature that cities abroad have to offer.
We like to look at the more extravagant side of overseas property now and again, as that is where the fun is truly at. With that in mind, we went looking on Rightmove Overseas for the most luxurious property we could find in Limassol. An 8 bedroom, 12 bathroom villa was what we found. Complete with a private pool and bar, home cinema room, gym area, and sauna, this property offers a life in the proverbial lap of luxury. It would set you back €3.1m, but can you really put a price on happiness?
Being the largest city on the island, and the capital city, it has more of an urban feel to it. Historical culture is again a focus, with plenty of museums to
choose from, including the Ledra Museum, complete with an observatory on its 11th floor.
With that in mind, we looked at some swanky apartments, and found a lovely 3 bedroom on the market for just under €3m. There is a secure car park, an outdoor swimming pool and gym, 24/7 concierge services, and it provides stunning sea views
Thought to be the oldest city in Cyprus, Larnaca has over 6,000 years of history to discover. It is also a popular place for diving, with the Zenobia Wreck, a ferry that capsized and sank in 1980, being a particular point of interest.
We found a premium featured property, again for the €3m mark. It has a swimming pool with spacious poolside, including a generous section of lawn. In particular, we liked that it has under floor heating and a barbecue area. Just picture those late evenings; relaxing with some grilled salmon and a brandy sour whilst watching the sun go down…
Overall, from our virtual delve into the cities of Cyprus, we have determined that it is rich with history and culture, and eager to share it. For those who simply want to relax in the sun, there are also plenty of swimming pools and beaches. Buying a holiday home here could provide unique summer vacation experiences for years to come.