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name Cyprus & its origins...
There are several ideas regarding the origin of the
name 'Cyprus'. The generally accepted theory being that
Cyprus originates from 'Kypros', meaning copper. According
to this version of events, Cyprus was named after copper
because it was one of the earliest places in the world
with a significant output of this metal. Its extraction
and exploitation brought economic life and prosperity
to the island.
The low cost of living in Cyprus
Aside from its superb climate, breathtaking scenery
and sparkling clear seas, Cyprus also boasts a very
high standard of living.
This high quality of life, coupled with the low cost of living in Cyprus, have
made the island the Mediterranean's third most popular destination for European
Life in the Republic
Like many Mediterranean countries, Cyprus benefits
from an abundance of sunshine and a laid-back, unhurried
attitude to life.
As of the end of 2006, there were
upwards of 60,000 registered British expatriates living
in the Republic, in most cases clustered around the
major population centres.
And yet, unlike some parts of Spain, living in Cyprus
is not like 'Little Britain' with more sunshine, as
most expats will readily testify.
Perhaps it's best said in the words of one of Oroklini's
long-time British residents:
"Life in Cyprus has its own special attractions and
I wouldn't change it for the world."
Please note that the Living in Cyprus Section is currently being brought up to speed.
Over the next month we're bringing you a host of up-to-date information to give you a true picture of what life in the Republic is really like in a way no other property company does . We estimate that this section will be launched by May 9th 2010.
Jewel of the Mediterranean Sea
With its excellent climate, extreme natural beauty, famous historical
sites and its friendly and welcoming inhabitants, Cyprus is truly
the jewel in the crown of the Mediterranean holiday destinations.
Cyprus offers unique opportunities for those wishing to acquire
real estate. A most desirable location is combined with excellent
future investment potential and extremely favourable prices to make
this an opportunity you cannot afford to miss.
Cyprus is divided into 6 provinces:
Larnaca, Paphos, Famagusta & Kyrenia.
The island itself covers an area of 9,251 km/sq; it is 225 km long (from its
eastern most to its western most tip), 94 km wide at its widest point,
and has 853 km of coastline.
There are two main mountain ranges on Cyprus: Pentadaktylos
(1023m) in the northern area and Troodos, the highest peak of which
is Olympus at 1951 metres above sea level, in central southern Cyprus.
Troodos was once an island of volcanic rock from which 11,000,000
years ago the island of Cyprus was created by tectonic forces.
Snow is a very rare phenomenon in the plains, though
its frequent enough in the mountains to give a skiing season each
The sources of all the rivers of Cyprus of any note, are to be found
in the Troodos range and the area is accordingly of
enormous importance for the water supplies of the
island; many of the dams are found in the region of
the Troodos mountains.
We have compiled a small list of travel information
for Cyprus which is especially handy if you are planning to drive
Click for Cyprus