27 April 2016

Steps to Buying Property in Cyprus

flower in pots in Cyprus villa for sale You have made the decision to buy property in Cyprus. For many buyers the legalities and formalities are the most confusing. However, we make it as easy as possible by outlining the steps involved in buying your dream house in Cyprus and the fees that you will need to account for. 
You have found the right property - you have made an offer on a property, and it has been accepted by the sellers, you will need to appoint a lawyer who will represent you in Cyprus and assist you with the legal, technical and financial matters in purchasing a property in Cyprus.
In the Cypriot system, there are 2 main categories of properties. The first are properties that have their own individual title deeds at the time of purchase. The second are properties that do not have their own individual deeds at this stage of the purchase. The issue of the individual deeds is dependent on the completion of the project, and the subdivision by the Lands Office. The properties with title deeds, can be easily transferred in the name of the purchasers, considering that the only requirement for the purchasers is a permit from the District Office, which is granted as a matter of formality. Such a permit is not required if the purchase concerns land, purchased by Europeans.

The legal formalities to purchase immovable property in Cyprus are as follows -

17 April 2016

2015 Safest Countries in the World - Cyprus is 5th

Whether it's where you live or where you're visiting this summer, your country falls somewhere on a sliding scale, from dangerous to safe. ValuePenguin set about finding the safest. Of the 195 or so countries in the world, 107 reported enough data to our reputable sources to be ranked. As we note in our methodology below, our belief is that a country without accessible data is less likely to be safe than one with troves of it. But don't trust us. Take a look at the numbers.

5 Safest Countries

These countries have an average safety score of 47, 62% lower than their typical peer in the study. They scored some of the best rankings in the seven data categories we analyzed: population, CO2 emissions and life expectancy as well as the number, per 100,000 people, of national police personnel, traffic deaths, thefts and assaults.

14 April 2016

Latchi Fish Festival 2016 

3rd Annual Latchi Fish Festival will take place on Saturday May 14th from 12-4pm.

Restaurant owners in Latchi Marina near Polis in the Paphos region of Cyprus, along with the local Polis & Latchi Municipality, initiated the idea 3 years ago, which will see visitors served Free Locally caught Fish, Salad, Bread and Drinks.

There will also be an entertainment programme planned , all of which will be in the beautiful settings of Latchi Marina.

Mr Lakis Matheou, owner of Faros Restaurant, said that the municipality would buy the fish from local fisherman, around 300 to 350 kilos, which will then be cooked and served by the participating restaurants. The businesses will supply fresh salad, bread and beer.

He said that the fish, which is a Cypriot Fish known locally as the ‘Sex Fish’, is a male Marida fish, which will be served hot at four separate food and drink stalls, which will be dotted along the harbour front.

Matteou said that along with live music and dancing, there will also be a special traditional dancer who performs with 100 glasses, also a kid’s play area with Bouncy Castles and Face Painting.

Information link ;  www.polis-municipality-cyprus.com

11 April 2016

Paphos tourism promoted in Ukraine

April 2016
 AHEAD of direct flights connecting Ukraine and Paphos, which get underway later this month, local tourism representatives will promote Paphos at an event in Kiev on Monday evening.
Paphos regional board of tourism head, Nasos Hadjigeorgiou, told the Cyprus Mail that weekly flights would get underway on Friday April 29, and run throughout the summer period.
He added that representatives of the local board are visiting both Ukraine and Poland this week, promoting the town as an all year round destination.
“Our joint efforts with hoteliers are ongoing to promote the region and increase travellers to the area. Tonight we are participating in an event in Kiev which has been organised by the tour operator that will operate the first ever Kiev to Paphos flights.”