The scenic coast of Famagusta
Dream destination Southeast Cyprus
The scenic beaches of Famagusta are world-famous. The seawater is crystal clear. Almost all beaches have the blue flag and the water here is also one of the cleanest sea waters in all of Europe. The beaches consist of powdery, golden sand. The beautiful landscape is dotted with photogenic windmills and the mineral rich soil provides the tasty and fresh produce. Here you will also find several of the most important holiday resorts in Cyprus, namely Ayia Napa, Paralimni and Protaras. These once small villages have become popular resorts, attracting more visitors every year. It is for good reason that property prices in this region continue to rise and therefore offer excellent investment opportunities. Not only because of the substantial annual increase in the value of real estate, but also because of the possibility to generate high rental returns all year round by means of holiday rentals.
Ayia Napa, between the tranquillity of nature and its world-famous vibrant nightlife
Ayia Napa is a popular holiday resort on the south-east coast of Cyprus. Even though it is a little known as a party town with a vibrant nightlife, it certainly also has a quiet, peaceful side with the possibility to live close to nature. Close to Ayia Napa is the tranquil harbour of Ayia Triada with its beautiful fishing boats and golden sand. For those of you who need more variety and action, the bustling seaside resorts of Kapparis, Protaras or the traditional local town of Paralimni are just a short bus or car journey away. The combination of beautiful views and the wonderful silence in the area are unique to the Famagusta region. And precisely because Ayia Napa is so well-known, it also offers all the facilities you might need in summer and winter season.
Paralimni, the centre of the east coast
Classified as the centre of the east coast of Cyprus, Paralimni has grown tremendously in recent years. From a rural community, Paralimni has since developed into a progressive city with a range of shops, banks, offices, boutiques and restaurants.
While popularity and demand have spurred the expansion of the city, Paralimni has managed to maintain its rich cultural traditions, and the main square still has cafés and churches, reflecting the characteristics of the old village. With the addition of a contemporary twist of modern coffee shops and restaurants, the village of Paralimni has become a cosmopolitan residence. The popular holiday resorts of Protaras, Ayia Napa and Kapparis, which are home to some of the best beaches in Cyprus, are a short distance away, while Larnaca and its international airport are a 35-minute drive from the city.
Protaras and the beautiful coastline of Famagusta
Located on the southeastern side of Cyprus, Protaras is known for the beautiful beaches of Famagusta's golden coastline. The region of Protaras is therefore an idyllic holiday resort. Fig Tree Bay is the most famous holiday destination in this region and consists of an ideal beach for families and water sports enthusiasts. Because Fig Tree Bay and its extension on the beach of Vrissiana are home to the large resorts and holiday parks, you can also choose from numerous shops, shopping centres and restaurants. Although Fig Tree Bay is in line with the success of Ayia Napa, it was deliberately chosen not to place large discotheques there. Fig Tree Bay should appeal to holidaymakers seeking tranquillity and also to families. But Protaras is also the right place for complete rest. To the north and south of the larger Fig Tree Beach, there are many other beaches and small bays where you can relax or enjoy the local cuisine with a sea view. Some examples are the small beach of Pernera or the small public beach of Green Bay.
Buying property in Protaras is therefore a good choice in all respects. If you buy a house here to spend your retirement, you can enjoy sunshine and many outdoor activities almost all year round. Unlike many Mediterranean destinations, the weather here is pleasant all year round and Protaras never completely dies out in winter. There is always something to do here. You can also easily rent out your home here to holidaymakers and thus generate extra returns, especially during the busy summer months. Property in Protaras is therefore very popular as a pure investment. Due to the increasing value of real estate in this region and the return to be made from the holiday rental, you can easily earn back 10% per year on your investment.
The interior of Southeast Cyprus is also becoming increasingly attractive
The demand for properties in the inland villages of Cyprus has increased enormously in recent years. Especially the affordability of high-quality houses and apartments in the interior of south-east Cyprus is a reason for this. After all, the coast is still within reach and these properties also offer almost all the amenities that you can also find on the coast, such as restaurants, shops and schools.
Excellent value for money and a picturesque setting are therefore the attractions of these villages. For a property just a few kilometres inland you pay considerably less than for an equivalent property on the coast.
The quaint village of Vrysoulles
One such village that has become a sought after location for both holiday and permanent homes is the pretty little village of Vrysoulles. Many foreigners already live here in their second home. Due to the proximity of the tourist regions, holiday rental is also perfectly possible in this region.
Located 10 km from the town of Paralimni and 5 km from the well-known beaches of Famagusta, Vrysoulles is a quiet and charming village offering all the amenities of a modern city. The village is also home to some of the area's most popular restaurants and visitors come from afar to sample the delicious local cuisine.
Picturesque and centrally located: Avgorou
But the picturesque village of Avgorou also offers an excellent quality of life. The village combines old Cypriot charm with the modern culture of the island. Vast green fields and beautiful countryside surround the area, while the village offers a range of shops and daily amenities. Avgorou is centrally located on the east coast and within easy reach of the neighbouring towns. The beaches of Ayia Napa and Larnaca are a 15-minute drive from Avgorou and Larnaca International Airport is reachable within half an hour by car.