We hope you find this list useful. Please let us know if we left something out or just tell us what you think people visiting or living in Cyprus must experience. Enjoy! 101 Reasons to Live in Cyprus Traditional Cypriot Meze – a never ending meal of small, authentic & fresh Greek food. Limassol’s wine festival – taste the local Cypriot wines and many others in a festive atmosphere. Skiing on Mount Olympus – you can see snow and the Sea on the same day! Cyprus Museum, Nicosia – a collection of Cypriot treasures. Lady’s Mile Beach on the Akrotiri Penisula Amazing early morning hot air balloon flight over the Paphos area English is spoken by most Cypriots and all signs are in Greek and English. Fun Buggy Safari’s in Paphos – a self-guided, self-drive quad tour Excellent public and private educational system. 24-hour bakeries (Zorba’s) with fresh bread, pastries, and cakes. Paphos Medieval fort that was built in the 13th century and sits at the end of the Paphos Harbor – great views from the top! Romance is always in the air since it is the island of Love/Aphrodite Baths of Aphrodite in Polis Moufflon Sheep only found in Cyprus is under protection as an endangered species with only 2000 remaining. Excellent, inexpensive medical facilities You are always only minutes from the beach (except in Nicosia which is about 25 minutes away) Agia Napa nightlife – a lively, fun town where you can dance ‘till dawn! Fig Tree Bay and Flamingo Bay – beautiful spots for sunbathing and relaxing! Paphos market where you can find inexpensive, hand painted canvases by Greek artists Fresh Fish Meze – you have to try the Cypriot Trout! Souvla & Kleftiko – two traditional Cypriot meat dishes Lefkara Village where you can see villagers making traditional Lefkara lace and filigree silver. Tavli’, the Greek version of Backgammon, you can see men playing this game at coffee shops around the island. Coffee- cold Frappe or Cypriot are great at any time of the year Thalassa Spa in the Latchi, Coral Bay area. Have a facial, massage, manicure and pedicure in style and comfort! Troodos- Best rural destination award Picturesque villages to wander and explore a slower pace of life. Fresh and tasty local fruits and vegetables Anyone can purchase property Inexpensive local Cypriot wine and lovely Cyprus wineries to tour. Low cost of living compared to other EU countries Location: Crossroads of 3 continents Modern Banking System with several competitive choices such as: Alpha Bank, Laiki, Hellenic & Bank of Cyprus. Low cost of property compared to other EU countries Modern legal system Low crime rate Very low pollution Climate: 340 Days of Sunshine Panoramic views of the Mediterranean Ayia Kyriaki in Paphos old town – on the foundations of an early Christian basilica. Romantic wedding or honeymoon destination Water sports: swimming, sailing, parasailing, boating, body surfing, and scuba diving Fishing- Sea or Freshwater Nature trail hiking Golfing on a number of courses year-round Cycling- there are several mountain trails with great scenery Premier cruising destination Archaeology that dates back 10,000 years Bird watching in the winter – Flamingos, Herons, Egrets, Vultures, Kestrels, and Glossy Ibis Population or lack of it. (854,300) Beautiful rugged coastline Greenback turtle habitat Byzantine churches protected by Unesco Apples from Prodromos & Cherries from Pedoulas Mineral Water from Moutoullas Rosewater, mineral water and wine from Agros Fresh Cypriot Olives Traditional Cypriot hospitality Cypriot Brandy Sour 1800 species and subspecies of flowering plants 128 species of flowers can only be found in Cyprus Tombs of the Kings where people were buried between 3rd century B.C. and 3rd century A.D. 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 Kalamatianos – traditional folk dancing Bouzouki, a traditional instrument played throughout Cyprus Churches and monasteries protected by UNESCO Akamas Peninsula & National Park Coral Bay- Sandy beaches and lots of bars, restaurants & action. Cape Lara which is the nesting ground for green and loggerhead turtles. Pottery shops by local artisans Girne Gate is the old entrance to Nicosia when it was surrounded by walls 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 restaurants Paphos Odeon – a 2nd-century Odeon still used for music and theatre Tekke Hala Sultan in Larnaca is one of the most important Muslim shrines Salt Lake in Larnaca turns into salt beds in summer and feeding ground for Flamingos in winter Local Halloumi & Fetta cheese Carnival Celebrations in Limassol & Paphos for one week. High educational level in labor force. Superb infrastructure with advances transport and telecommunications network. Lowest corporate tax rate in the EU at 10%. One of the lowest statutory personal income tax rate at 30%. Kourion – ancient multi-tiered theatre Kato Pafos Archaeological Park Historic Limassol Green Monday celebrationsGreen Monday Kataklysmos (Festival of the Flood) or Christian feast of Pentecost Nicosia walled City Greek Orthodox Easter celebrations Carob trees and the many desserts that are made from them Ayia Napa Water Park and Paphos Aphrodite Water Park Limassol Castle Baths of Adonis Keo – the local Cypriot beer 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. No Tax on the first £10,000 of income earned. Double taxation treaties with many countries- free yourself of your country’s high taxes. Lountza, cured pork It is almost impossible to get hopelessly lost on an island. The Avakas Gorge in Akamas (Paphos District) St. Paul’s Pillar, where St. Paul is said to have been flogged 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.