Where to buy
Our customers focus on holiday, second and retirement homes and for this reason we tend to specialise in four key areas; Paphos, Limassol, Famagusta and Larnaca (in that order). This belt of land along the southern coast of the island is by far the most popular and this is where overseas property investors generally prefer.
The road network is excellent providing easy access to these main destinations from the international airports of Paphos and Larnaca. Most locations along this route can be reached within one hour by car from these airports.
Paphos is the most popular destination within Cyprus for overseas property buyers due to its wide range of amenities, friendly expat communities and easy access to its international airport. It also enjoys the most sought after subtropical Mediterranean climate with the mildest temperatures of the island.
The 2017 European City of Culture has a rich history which can easily be seen with the architecture and many ancient structures and ruins in the town. The beaches are excellent and the nearby villages friendly and accommodating.
There are five championship golf courses in the locality.
Kato Paphos is the fashionable and lively area within Paphos with a wide range of restaurants, tavernas, bars and access to the promenade along the old harbour overlooked by a fort. Universal, close by, is also conveniently located and offers more value.
Popular areas nearby include the lively Coral Bay, the exclusive Sea Caves area and the plush resorts of Aphrodite Hills and Minthis Hills. A new marina is planned between Coral Bay and Kissonerga and this is already driving up interest in this area.
More affordable options exist inland in the hills that overlook Paphos such as Tala, Peyia and Chlorakas. Stunning views, friendly communities, good facilities and a cooler fresher climate are all part of the appeal.
Polis, on the north coast, is a little off the beaten track but is a charming authentic taste of Cyprus. The magnificent Chrysouchou Bay is popular as is the nearby fishing village of Latsi with its newly completed modern marina. Sailing trips along the coast to the Akamas Peninsula National Park are not to be missed and there are a host of traditional villages all within easy reach of the coast.
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As we head east from Paphos, we first come to the picturesque area of Pissouri just north of Cape Aspro. This traditional towns boasts an impressive array of tavernas and friendly communities. Kato Pissouri enjoys a fabulous and popular beach.
Next along the coast we come to Limassol which is the second largest town and main business area. It is the second most popular area for overseas investors but the top destination for local buyers.
It is a vibrant, cosmopolitan town that has been transformed by the opening of its spectacular marina in 2014. It joins the western end of the impressive promenade that stretches along the towns southern border with the sea.
There is an excellent range of facilities including a good selection of local and international restaurants as well as the usual cafés and bars.
To the north of Limassol lies the foothills of the Troodos where you will find some truly scenic villages such as Laneia, Platres, Omodos and Lofou. It is possible to enjoy famous wine trails as well as skiing in the Troodos Mountains.
As we continue east, we meet a number of fashionable suburbs and villages such as Germasogeia, Mouttagiaka, Parekklisia, Moni and Monagroulli.
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Further along the coast from Limassol we come to Zygi – a traditional fishing village that is very popular with the locals – weekends can be very busy.
Maroni is a lovely, sleepy traditional village. Pervolia and Kitti are also popular.
As we continue along the coast, we come to the third largest city of Larnaca which also hosts the main international airport. The city is again a buzzing metropolis offering high-end shopping, restaurants and bars.
There has been a number of upmarket developments completed along its waterfront in recent years. It is a striking part of the island with a number of outstanding beaches.
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Ayia Nappa and South Famagusta
The far south-east of the corner is called the Jewel of Cyprus due to its superb crystal clear turquoise waters and its fourteen blue-flag beaches.
Whilst Ayia Nappa may be the party capital of the island, there are plenty of smaller family resorts along the coast such as Paralimni, Protaras and Kapparis. The inland villages tend to be very traditional with a reputation for great produce, restaurants and Cypriot living as well as offering great value.
This is a relatively unspoiled part of the island and offers better value than the more established and touristy Paphos and Limassol. It is an up-and-coming part of the island which currently has two marinas in development as well as talk of a championship golf course near the Cape Greko national park.
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Please note; the northern part of Famagusta is under the control of Turkey following an invasion and occupation from 1974. We do not recommend buying in Northern Cyprus as legal title may not be sound and there may also be issues over the rights of the vendor to sell the property. At Escape to the Sun, we only deal with agents that are members of Cyprus Real Estate Agents’ Association (CREA) or the Association of International Property Professionals (AIPP) that operate in the Cypriot-controlled part of the island.