Having developed a rich cultural inheritance during its long, colourful history, Cyprus has become, and still is, one of the most popular destinations in the med. Some people choose to retire to Cyprus because of the quality of life available there, the affordability of the island and also the healthy lifestyle, weather, food and friendly people and environment. The third largest island in the Mediterranean Sea Cyprus is a carefree place where a sense of timelessness is magnified by the kindness and hospitality of the people and well known for its beach resorts, which are a pleasant contrast to the densely forested Troodos mountain range. Cyprus is immensely rich in history with a cultural inheritance Wailea restaurants.
The people of Cyprus owe their individuality and warmth to the fact that they are the product of an amazingly colourful history. An island steeped in history, where a wealth of Greek and Roman ruins recalls classical times when Aphrodite made Cyprus her home. Cyprus, with a culture rich and varied with strong influences from Turkey and the surrounding Mediterranean countries, has changed hands on many occasions throughout history.
For the foreigner who is looking for a more permanent establishment in Cyprus there are plenty of properties available at reasonable prices. There are many reasons for buying property in Cyprus, as it is a safe and scenic island with Mediterranean climate, changing seasons, fresh air, friendly people, and a sense of culture and history. Property in Cyprus is a fantastic investment opportunity because the Island is in the middle of a huge property boom and the prices are reasonably low when compared to the UK in particular. An additional factor when purchasing property in Cyprus is that English is widely spoken and most shop and road signs are in English as well as Greek.
Perhaps the best way to see everything Cyprus has to offer is to travel by car and car hire is recommended so that you can visit places on the Island. Most of the car rental companies offer complete rental packages: unlimited mileage, free car accessories, full insurance and 24-hour airport services. Cyprus car hire is not all that expensive and you will make savings on things like excursions or even your hotel transfer fees. Nevertheless, public transport in Cyprus is provided by buses and taxis, as there are no rail services in Cyprus.
There are many restaurants of varying cuisines and prices are very low in comparison to elsewhere in the Med. Restaurants are of excellent quality and inexpensive and eating in restaurants rather than the hotel will allow you to test the local fare. Some restaurants and tavernas offer their customers the choice of seafood meze or meat meze, which is the local diet although European food is broadly available. Numerous restaurants of every nationality are in every resort and cater for all tastes and budgets and serve excellent food. All over the island, restaurants offer genuine Cypriot food.