Renting Property in Cyprus
One of the best reasons for renting a property in Cyprus has to be the weather; with more sunshine hours in December than London gets in a very good May, blue skies are the norm and if you want to see snow you have to go up into the mountains to do it. There is a lot of property in Cyprus to rent, it is just a matter of choosing where you want to live. Paphos properties for rent are always popular with the British , with its all year round season, for long term visitors, and holiday makers to the island.
Paphos is out on the western coast and it’s airport is the second largest on the island, so ideal if you need to travel a lot or you expect lots of visitors. Paphos used to be traffic free, but as its popularity as a tourist venue has increased, this had to be changed. Rental properties in Cyprus are quite easy to find, but Paphos possibly has the largest choice in all sizes from small apartments to large villas. With the mildest temperatures on an island renowned for its beautiful weather, a long term rental here is a good choice. With its upcoming status as European Capital of Culture in 2017, rentals will be at a premium.
Famagusta, on the eastern coast, has the main port for the island. It is not quite such as tourist spot as Paphos, although some areas of the coast are areas of outstanding natural beauty and do attract quite a few people who like walking and photography in particular. As far as property for rent is Cyprus goes there is perhaps less to choose from than in other areas, but the port makes it quite a good place to live if you like to travel around the Mediterranean.
Nicosia is the capital of Cyprus and for almost twenty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall was the only divided capital in the world. The crossings are now open and there is no problem moving from one part of Cyprus to another. Nicosia is the main financial and political centre of Cyprus and if you are planning to work on the island, this is probably the best place to think of looking for a Cyprus villa for long term rent. There are plenty to choose from in all price ranges and size. Being inland Nicosia has no beaches but it isn’t far from the coast. On the other hand, it does have some museums and there are excellent links to all areas of the island, including the beautiful Troodos mountains.
Long term property rental in Cyprus is a good option for anyone who can work from home or who has transferable skills. The rentals are very reasonable, Cyprus is a developed area which has put its political problems behind it and the climate is very attractive to anyone from the UK, being warm all year and not unbearably hot in the summer. If you want blue skies, great food and friendly people, you should think about renting property long term in Cyprus.