Cyprus is a member of the European Union and enjoys the full benefits that membership brings to the country. This is also a country which has a highly developed telecoms and general infrastructures also boasting a creditable and highly professional medical service.

People with discerning taste will select Paphos as place to live, work or retire, as it offers a slower pace of life with superb weather, a low cost of living, excellent tax benefits, with a very low population density and where the majority of locals speak English. 

Our beaches have blue flag status and our cultural heritage has been recognized with the award by UNESCO of the title World Heritage site.

Cyprus climate

Cyprus enjoys a wonderful Mediterranean climate. Apart from the light rainy season between November and March, Cyprus is sunny all the time. Mean temperatures range from 8oC, during the coldest month of December, to 35oC during the hottest month of August.

The temperature in the open sea hovers above 22° C from June to November, climbing to 27° C in August. Even during the three coolest months of January to March, average sea temperature are an acceptable 16° or 17° C. Near the coast, the temperature of water three or four metres deep is similar to that of the open sea, ranging from 15° to 17°C in February and from 23° to 28° C in August. There are no significant daily fluctuations in sea water temperatures, except in very shallow waters less than one meter deep.


Paphos attractions


A whole town of Paphos has World Heritage status

Paphos is a world archaeological treasure. Cyprus is a small island with a vast amount of history.

At the end of a stream of souvenir shops in Paphos you'll find an archaeological site dating to the 4th century BC. But that isn't what makes Paphos historically unique -- the remains of ancient tombs, fortresses and palaces have made the whole town a Unesco World Heritage Site. Paphos is a top international treasure.

The Roman mosaics are among the world's best

Discovered by accident in 1962, Paphos's mosaics once decorated the houses of the island's most wealthy Roman colonists. Described by the UN as "extremely rare and rank(ing) among the best examples in the world," they show great artistic skill but also tell compelling stories.

The Four Seasons mosaic in the House of Dionysus (the god of wine) shows winter as a gray-haired old man warming himself up with a drop of vino.

The diving is world class 

Cyprus has one of the world's widely acknowledged top 10 wreck diving sites. It's the wreck of the Zenobia, off the coast of Larnaca. The cargo ship sunk in the 1980s and is still largely intact, with carpets and vending machines rotting on her decks. It's said the owners never claimed on the insurance. Barracuda and tuna have now made it their home.