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The Best Places to Retire in Cyprus

Updated: Jan 11

If you’re looking for some of the best places to retire in Cyprus, then it is safe to say that you’ve got a few options at your disposal, which is quite nice. Cyprus is a place that is not only perpetually sunny but also offers good food and access to both mountains and beaches, depending on your mood.

So, if you’re considering settling in Cyprus, here’s what you need to know. There are a fair few places to retire to, and they all have various housing options, so you’ve got some options - we’ve looked at the top 5.

1. Limassol

The first location on the list is called Limassol. It’s located on the southern coast of Cyprus. You’ll find that the typical occupants of properties in Cyprus are retirees who like to stay active.

There’s plenty to do in the area, so that you won’t run out of options. For example, we would recommend visiting Vikla, a village which offers a nice golf course. You’ll also appreciate having access to the beach and plenty of options for running and hiking.

One of the good things about Limassol is that the property market is pretty diverse. From two-bedroom houses to bungalows with swimming pools, you can find a nice retirement home to spend your twilight years in. Plus, they come in a range of prices, so it’s possible to get affordable property in a stunning location.

2. Paphos

If you’re someone who likes being able to swim, another excellent choice for retired life in Cyprus is Paphos.

As a coastal area, the focus is on the water and the amazing social and recreational benefits. If you join one of the many swimming groups, you’re bound to make some new friends and enjoy the local culture.

The weather in Paphos is stunning for about nine months of the year. It’s a gorgeous location, so you’ll be glad to know that it’s also a prime spot for retirees - the lifestyle in the area is very relaxed and tranquil.

Furthermore, property in the area has been known to be quite affordable and easy to buy, so you’ll be able to pick a property which has everything you need in it. From bungalows to villas, there’s a lot on offer.

3. Parekklisia

If you’re not too keen on the idea of a busy and fast-paced life (understandable if you’re retiring), then this little village about 10 minutes away from Limassol is the perfect location for you.

Known to the locals as Pareklisia, this patch of heaven is quiet, serene and largely unbothered by the rest of the world. Honestly, this makes it a good choice for anyone who wants to soak up the sun and good weather while living a laidback and overall relaxed life.

When you choose to retire there, you’ll find many other people have the same idea! Many retirees have already made the area into a nice community so that you can make friends quite quickly. Plus, housing prices are pretty affordable, so it shouldn’t be too difficult to get what you need.

4. Pyrgos

If you want to walk the fine line between idyllic village life and the hustle and bustle of town, Pyrgos is a good middle ground. It offers a lot for the discerning tourist, and it can be a fun, engaging and often rewarding place to spend your days.

Perhaps most notable for the area of Pyrgos is how much emphasis is placed on the higher ground you can visit and the amazing views contained therein. As a region famed for all the great hiking opportunities you can enjoy there, there is quite a bit to appreciate with this one.

If you want to make new friends, then this is a good opportunity, as there are hiking groups that arrange regular meetups. You will have to do some hiking, but it’s a good way to stay in shape and socialise at the same time.

Property is also very affordable in the area, with a good range of smaller houses and bungalows. Cyprus does seem to love its bungalows!

5. Lania

Finally, if you’d like to spend your days enjoying the serene heights and a cool breeze, you should look at retiring to Lania. What we’ve got here is a wonderful location up in the mountains so that you can see amazing views from the front door.

The entire area is fairly relaxed and has several great tourist attractions. There is something to appreciate no matter what you look for. Whether you’re looking to take a class in a new hobby or visit the free vineyards, there is something for everybody.

Furthermore, property in the area can be quite affordable, so it’s a good place to settle down and spend your days watching the world go by.

The takeaway

There are plenty of amazing locations in Cyprus to retire to. The area is a popular destination with retirees, many of whom find the slower pace of life very appealing to them. When you factor in affordable property, it’s not difficult to see why so many choose to put down roots.

You must consider your preferences for a lifestyle and your finances when living in the area. However, many retirees have enjoyed a long life in the area, and it’s effortless to meet other people in the same situation.

Pinnacle Removals has a wealth of experience in moving people to Cyprus. We can make sure that all of your belongings are carefully packaged up and transported to your new life, and we will help you settle in.

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