Cyprus as an investment opportunity
The island of Cyprus is the 3rd largest in the Mediterranean and since joining the EU in 2004 on the back of solid and steady economy and following a smooth and successful switchover when Cyprus introduced the euro as official Cypriot currency in January 2008.
PAPHOS ...... a district with a difference
Once drawn to Cyprus as a whole, you will be swept away by Paphos. The western district is indeed a concentrate of all things beautiful on this island. The town's historical wealth has earned it a place among UNESCO's World Heritage sites, while Aphrodite, Greek goddess of love and beauty, adds a legendary dimension to recorded history. Surrounding the flourishing seaside resort of Paphos town are a number of neighbouring villages and communities, where local colour is laced with international streaks, as expatriates adopt this region and call it their own.
Development is kept in check with stringent controls that rule out high-rise buildings and protect the environment. Unspolt landscapes extend from the coast up the gentle hills and into the Akamas Nature Reserve that stretches between the district's two towns of Paphos and Polis.
Such is the appeal of the Paphos district that many a visitor falls hopelessly in love with it. One holiday here leads to another, often culminating in periodical long-termvisits, and even permanent resettlement. The result is unusal, and quiet enticing: relaxed country living, with cosmopolitan overtones.
Latchi with its picturesque miniature fishing harbour about 2 km west of Polis. Its beauty lies in the balance of clear waters, flashbacks from bygone times, and popular fish taverns that attract guests from near and far. Sandy beaches welcome swarms of bathers every summer, while others remain in hiding, still evading the masses and reserving their beauty for nature lovers who are prepared to go off the beaten track. Cycling, hiking and walking trails rank among the island's most magnetic features, though nothing can quite compare with the scarlet hues of the Mediterranean sun as it sinks into the sea, day after day.
LIMASSOL ....... business centre and party town
Limassol's appeal is multifaceted. Located on the southern coast of Cyprus, it lies between the remains of two ancient city kingdoms. Both Amathous to the east and Kourion to the west are valuable archaeological sites, where ongoing excavations continue to bring the past to life.
Ranking as one of the second largest towns in Cyprus, after the capital, Nicosia, and the island's main sea port, Limassol is a throbbing commercial centre and an exciting and colourful seaside resort. A place where seriuos vibes mix with fun rhythms... a fusion of business and leisure, both full-scale.
Here you will find the island's greatest concentration of 5 star-seafront hotels, high-end as well as popular shopping centres alongside diverse entertainment hot spots. And when its time to celebrate, Limassol always leads the way. From carnival parades to the wine festival, beach parties to pop concerts, Christmas and New Year festivities, Limassol and the Limassolians live up to their long-standing reputation as the party town and its people!