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Cyprus - West and East meet on the sunny island of Cyprus. Enjoy a long meze lunch at an open-air cafe, discover the relics of an ancient culture or relax on one of the many beaches. English is widely spoken here on Aphrodite's island.

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  5 Reasons Why Moving To Cyprus Will Make Your Life Better

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The Jewel of the Mediterranean, or the Republic of Cyprus, is a small island nation, located south of Turkey and just to the southeast of Greece. It is the 3rd largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, after Sardinia and Sicily, in terms of population as well as area. Cyprus is strategically placed at the intersection of 3 continents: Europe, Asia and Africa. This former British Colony, which gained its independence in 1960, has been a very popular tourist spot for several years now.   more ...

  Cyprus - Recommended Blogs

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At Expat Focus, we like to be on the lookout for resources around the web that could help prospective expats adjust to their new countries. Today, we’re taking a look at Cyprus and some of the blogs that might be useful for expats there.   more ...

  Where Do Expats Choose To Live In Cyprus? An Overview Of Popular Locations

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The Mediterranean island of Cyprus is blessed with abundant sunshine all year round. Its varied topography includes sandy beaches, cliffs, bays, forests and volcanic hills that serve as ideal locations for different types of activities. Cyprus is also known for its warmth and respect for foreign cultures, something that makes expats feel right at home. Another huge bonus of living here is the high standard of living, which is comparable to European standards. Here are some of the most popular locations in this ‘island in the sun’.   more ...

  Why Moving To Cyprus Will (Probably) Make You Happier

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The Mediterranean lifestyle and pleasant climate makes Cyprus the ideal destination for those who want to strike the right balance between work and leisure. The island country also retains its historic heritage and has many archaeological sites, ruins and museums. The people of Cyprus are as warm as the 340 days of sunshine the country receives and foreigners are treated with great hospitality. Here are some of the reasons why moving to Cyprus may just make you happier.   more ...

  North or South? Choosing Where to Live in Cyprus

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Those who have a certain impression of Cyprus, without having gone there or encountered any Cypriot natives in their home country, might be forgiven for having a partial or incomplete mental image. Most of the news coverage, after all, seems to come from the southern portion of the island, providing a uniform view of the national culture that very much ignores the dual Greek / Turkish nature of Cyprus. To be fair, a full 77% of the island's population is Greek Cypriot, compared to only 18% Turkish Cypriot, and the division of the land mass is also somewhat skewed in favor of the Greek side - the northern side covers 3,355 km2 of Cyprus' total 9,251 km2.

The Turkish portion of the country unilaterally declared independence after the 1974 conflict, being known as the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus despite the lack of international recognition for statehood. The duality of Greek and Turkish influence upon Cyrpus' national character has certainly not always been harmonious, and in fact the violence of the 1970s that resulted in the island's partition is a topic best avoided - to the extent that it is possible - while traveling there.   more ...


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