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101 Cyprus Greatest Hits (from 39 to 20)

Date: 24/03/20

Cyprus has a great wealth of various attractions ranging from the obvious leisure and amusement facilities you can enjoy on your holiday to significant historical sites and places of amazing natural beauty. The history of the island is full of colorful events that produced a unique culture. In the series of articles “101 Cyprus Greatest Hits” we will guide you through the top facts, activities and

39. Lidl

German supermarket giant was brought to Cyprus in 2010, brining high quality products at affordable prices. Since, it has become one of the supermarkets of choice for many locals and tourists alike.  By 2020 this well-established retailer opened 20 stores across the island.

38. Ikea

Ikea takes their innovative designs and sells ready-to-assemble furniture to over 49 countries in 400 stores. Nicosia has a full scale Ikea store that provides an online shopping service with affordable delivery charges.


37. High Speed Internet

Cyprus has multiple communication companies that can supply services including satellite, fixed telephony and broadband. CYTA - a semi-governmental organisation that made the best out of the islands geographical position by linking neighbouring countries via fibre optic cable, subsequently making Cyprus a regional telecommunication hub. CYTA has recently begun rolling out “fibre-to-the-home” scheme across Cyprus.


36. Paphos Zoo

Paphos Zoo was the first licensed zoo in Cyprus. Today it is the perfect place for a family day out. The zoo is home to exotic monkeys, meerkats, lions, tigers, elephants, giraffes, camels, crocodiles and others. Originally designed to house the owner’s private collection, the park later opened to the public for educational purposes.


35. Limassol Port

Limassol is the home of the main port in Cyprus which makes the transportation of foreign products such as vehicles very easy. Limassol port has been operating since 1974. In 2020 a new ferry service will be offered from the port of Limassol to Piraeus, Greece.


34. Public Transportation

Cyprus is a small beautiful island where you do not require a car for every journey. Cyprus has an efficient bus service that can get you from the Kato Paphos harbour to the blue flagged beach of Coral Bay in less than 15 minutes at affordable prices. Check out for routes and schedules.


33. Paphos karting

Paphos is the home to a superior tunnel and bridge karting centre. Located in the Geroskipou municipality, it’s easily accessible and the bridge and tunnel track of 1600m is a great place to experience some competitive racing with friends and family.


32. Elea golf resort

Cyprus has the perfect weather for recreation, and that is not an exception for golf. Elea golf resort blends a fabulous award winning Par 71 golf course and carefully planned homes to get the most out of the sport, comfort and the amorous views of the surrounding landscapes.


31. Secret Valley

Secret Valley is another resort that is very near Aphrodite’s Rock, the birthplace of the Goddess of love, Aphrodite. This resort was first opened in 1996 and is managed by the world’s largest high-end golf resort management company, Troon. These respectable credentials combined with the relaxed atmosphere created by skilful scenic landscape guarantee a memorable visit to Secret Valley, a very prestigious and highly respected golf destination.


30. Minthis Hills

There are multiple astonishing resorts around Cyprus, this includes Minthis Hills. Minthis Hills Resort includes the 18 hole golf course and a development of exclusive properties can be described as a private sanctuary. Carefully selected indoor architectural elements and immaculate landscape create the perfect balance between comfort and outdoor recreation.


29. Aphrodite Hills

Aphrodite Hills is a 5 star luxurious golf course integrated resort which was named “2018 Golf Resort of the year” by the International Association of Golf Tour Operators. It is located just a few miles from the birthplace of the Greek goddess of love, Aphrodite’s Rock. Due to the resort name originating from Aphrodite, it's no surprise that the resort offers exquisite attention to detail and amazing Mediterranean views over an exceptional 18 hole championship golf course.


28. Baths of Aphrodite

The baths of Aphrodite are located on the Akamas Peninsula near Latchi. This magnificent place is shaded by an old fig tree and surrounded by opulent greenery. According to the legend Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty, used to bathe in the small natural pool and also met her beloved Adonis there.


27. Aphrodite’s Rock

Aphrodite’s rock is undoubtedly a major tourist attraction. The legend has it that Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and beauty, was born there.  Is there a better backdrop to a wedding photo?


26. Erasmus+

Most universities in Cyprus benefit from Erasmus+. Erasmus+ is a European programme designed to provide students with the opportunity to gain greater knowledge and experience by merging programmes with other European universities.


25. Higher Education

There are more options besides the University of Nicosia, Including UClan Cyprus of Larnaca and Neapolis of Paphos. Most universities have a great variety of courses, for example: Architecture, Engineering, Land and Environmental Science or Economics, Administration and Computer Science.


24. University of Nicosia

There are also multiple options for higher end educational institutes offering learning programmes of Bachelor, Master and Doctorate levels. The University of Nicosia has around 12,000 students attending from over 70 countries around the world. UNIC is amongst one of the top universities in the Emerging Europe and Central Asia (EECA) according to QS World University Rankings. UNIC also received a 5-star rating for Distance Learning, the first to ever receive this rating in the European Union.


23. Primary and Secondary Private Education

Cyprus has many private Primary and Secondary institutions around the island, offering high standards of the British National Curriculums, leading to GCSE, IGCSE and A level qualifications. There is a variety of Russian language Pre-Schools, Primary and Secondary institutions.


22. Citizenship by Investment Programme

Cyprus offers one of the top citizenship by investment programmes in the world. For example, a family can obtain citizenship for life within 6 months after investing 2 million in property. A Cypriot passport is ranked as one of the most powerful in the world.


21. Low Transfer Fee

Property Transfer Fee (akin to stamp duty in UK) is usually paid on the contact price unless the Land Registry department queries that value. Land Registry department reserves the right to choose a value that they consider to be a “realistic market value”. Nonetheless, transfer fees in Cyprus are still very attractive and low. There are three brackets a property can fall into, for an individual buyers. Transfer fee is calculated as 3% on the first €85,000, another 5% on the next €85,000 and 8% for the remaining. Since July 2016 the transfer fee is discounted by 50%.


20. Immovable Property Tax

As of the start of 2017, the immovable property tax in Cyprus was abolished. When was the last time a tax was abolished in your country?!

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