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Postby Camy07 » Thu Apr 28, 2016 10:56 am

Hello,
I will move to Paphos very soon.
I need some advise about which areas in Paphos I should look for when I will be there in search of an apartment to rent long term.
I am a retired person, single, and of course I will not work and I am not looking for night entertainment. I would like to live in an area which is not an expa resort like Peya or too much touristy. Ideally I would like to live in an area with a mix of locals and foreigners, where people live there all year around, an area where I do not feel isolated and with easy reach of the sea side (1 or 2 Km from the sea side -20 min. walk). I will not have a car for the first year.
I did some search on internet and I've got these ideas: Kato Paphos may be too touristy, Universal with lots of short stay rentals, tourists during high season and ghost town in winter, Pano Paphos in the middle of nowhere, Central Paphos not sure (not nice apartments) , area close to General Hospital too far from sea side, Tombs of the Kings no amenities not ideal for leaving there all year around.
I want to rent for 3/4 years an apartment with large terrace and sea view (even distant sea view). I do not want to rent a villa or a house.
I know best thing to do is to come and see personally but I really would like the opinion and suggestions from people or expat living there: there is no more precious advise from people that have already been there, done that.
Thank you
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Re: Moving to Cyprus soon

Postby supporttheunderdog » Thu Apr 28, 2016 7:12 pm

Camy07 wrote:Hello,
I will move to Paphos very soon.
I need some advise about which areas in Paphos I should look for when I will be there in search of an apartment to rent long term.
I am a retired person, single, and of course I will not work and I am not looking for night entertainment. I would like to live in an area which is not an expa resort like Peya or too much touristy. Ideally I would like to live in an area with a mix of locals and foreigners, where people live there all year around, an area where I do not feel isolated and with easy reach of the sea side (1 or 2 Km from the sea side -20 min. walk). I will not have a car for the first year.
I did some search on internet and I've got these ideas: Kato Paphos may be too touristy, Universal with lots of short stay rentals, tourists during high season and ghost town in winter, Pano Paphos in the middle of nowhere, Central Paphos not sure (not nice apartments) , area close to General Hospital too far from sea side, Tombs of the Kings no amenities not ideal for leaving there all year around.
I want to rent for 3/4 years an apartment with large terrace and sea view (even distant sea view). I do not want to rent a villa or a house.
I know best thing to do is to come and see personally but I really would like the opinion and suggestions from people or expat living there: there is no more precious advise from people that have already been there, done that.
Thank you


Why Pafos? Limassol in my view is a better place, as while having tourist attractions and a tourist area it is a bigger commercial centre with a life seperate to the tourist trade.
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Re: Moving to Cyprus soon

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Thu Apr 28, 2016 10:46 pm

Anywhere around or within Polis sounds ideal for you. :D
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Re: Moving to Cyprus soon

Postby Lordo » Sun May 01, 2016 10:42 am

Camy07 wrote:Hello,
I will move to Paphos very soon.
I need some advise about which areas in Paphos I should look for when I will be there in search of an apartment to rent long term.
I am a retired person, single, and of course I will not work and I am not looking for night entertainment. I would like to live in an area which is not an expa resort like Peya or too much touristy. Ideally I would like to live in an area with a mix of locals and foreigners, where people live there all year around, an area where I do not feel isolated and with easy reach of the sea side (1 or 2 Km from the sea side -20 min. walk). I will not have a car for the first year.
I did some search on internet and I've got these ideas: Kato Paphos may be too touristy, Universal with lots of short stay rentals, tourists during high season and ghost town in winter, Pano Paphos in the middle of nowhere, Central Paphos not sure (not nice apartments) , area close to General Hospital too far from sea side, Tombs of the Kings no amenities not ideal for leaving there all year around.
I want to rent for 3/4 years an apartment with large terrace and sea view (even distant sea view). I do not want to rent a villa or a house.
I know best thing to do is to come and see personally but I really would like the opinion and suggestions from people or expat living there: there is no more precious advise from people that have already been there, done that.
Thank you

dont they hate the english with a vengence. the wages are low and if you cant speak groc language you are not going to be able served in any shop never mind earn any money.
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Re: Moving to Cyprus soon

Postby miltiades » Sun May 01, 2016 11:02 am

Lordo wrote:
Camy07 wrote:Hello,
I will move to Paphos very soon.
I need some advise about which areas in Paphos I should look for when I will be there in search of an apartment to rent long term.
I am a retired person, single, and of course I will not work and I am not looking for night entertainment. I would like to live in an area which is not an expa resort like Peya or too much touristy. Ideally I would like to live in an area with a mix of locals and foreigners, where people live there all year around, an area where I do not feel isolated and with easy reach of the sea side (1 or 2 Km from the sea side -20 min. walk). I will not have a car for the first year.
I did some search on internet and I've got these ideas: Kato Paphos may be too touristy, Universal with lots of short stay rentals, tourists during high season and ghost town in winter, Pano Paphos in the middle of nowhere, Central Paphos not sure (not nice apartments) , area close to General Hospital too far from sea side, Tombs of the Kings no amenities not ideal for leaving there all year around.
I want to rent for 3/4 years an apartment with large terrace and sea view (even distant sea view). I do not want to rent a villa or a house.
I know best thing to do is to come and see personally but I really would like the opinion and suggestions from people or expat living there: there is no more precious advise from people that have already been there, done that.
Thank you

dont they hate the english with a vengence. the wages are low and if you cant speak groc language you are not going to be able served in any shop never mind earn any money.

Ignore this 86 year old idiot, he knows BA about anything apart from Halal Pork Kebabs !

By the way, my late English wife, together for 46 years, spoke no Greek, never faced an issue in Cyprus either of animosity or not finding shops that their staff spoke English, Everyone in Cyprus speaks English, and the English are liked. Take it from me, my late wife was very very English, blonde, blues eyes and thoroughly English.

The kebab peddler is just a complete and utter AH !!
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Re: Moving to Cyprus soon

Postby Lordo » Sun May 01, 2016 5:13 pm

miltiades wrote:
Lordo wrote:
Camy07 wrote:Hello,
I will move to Paphos very soon.
I need some advise about which areas in Paphos I should look for when I will be there in search of an apartment to rent long term.
I am a retired person, single, and of course I will not work and I am not looking for night entertainment. I would like to live in an area which is not an expa resort like Peya or too much touristy. Ideally I would like to live in an area with a mix of locals and foreigners, where people live there all year around, an area where I do not feel isolated and with easy reach of the sea side (1 or 2 Km from the sea side -20 min. walk). I will not have a car for the first year.
I did some search on internet and I've got these ideas: Kato Paphos may be too touristy, Universal with lots of short stay rentals, tourists during high season and ghost town in winter, Pano Paphos in the middle of nowhere, Central Paphos not sure (not nice apartments) , area close to General Hospital too far from sea side, Tombs of the Kings no amenities not ideal for leaving there all year around.
I want to rent for 3/4 years an apartment with large terrace and sea view (even distant sea view). I do not want to rent a villa or a house.
I know best thing to do is to come and see personally but I really would like the opinion and suggestions from people or expat living there: there is no more precious advise from people that have already been there, done that.
Thank you

dont they hate the english with a vengence. the wages are low and if you cant speak groc language you are not going to be able served in any shop never mind earn any money.

Ignore this 86 year old idiot, he knows BA about anything apart from Halal Pork Kebabs !

By the way, my late English wife, together for 46 years, spoke no Greek, never faced an issue in Cyprus either of animosity or not finding shops that their staff spoke English, Everyone in Cyprus speaks English, and the English are liked. Take it from me, my late wife was very very English, blonde, blues eyes and thoroughly English.

The kebab peddler is just a complete and utter AH !!

ahhhh what reh yero mudaho met? or was it meh met. lambron na se gapsi dje na sa gamni gouzzzzzzalin
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Re: Moving to Cyprus soon

Postby Camy07 » Sun May 01, 2016 7:06 pm

By the way, I speak English and I am blonde.... but I am Italian !
I have been already in Cyprus for vacation few years ago and I found the people very welcoming.
I do not need to work there since I've just retired.
I come because I do like Cyprus and again I am not English!
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Re: Moving to Cyprus soon

Postby Lordo » Sun May 01, 2016 11:24 pm

Camy07 wrote:By the way, I speak English and I am blonde.... but I am Italian !
I have been already in Cyprus for vacation few years ago and I found the people very welcoming.
I do not need to work there since I've just retired.
I come because I do like Cyprus and again I am not English!

oh well fair enough but be prepared the gcs remember the venetians blond or not and what they did to them six hundred years ago. this bastard race has the brain of a tadpole but memory of an elephant.

only joking, enjoy your stay. but do try the north too, it is better and cheaper than the south if money is tight.
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Re: Moving to Cyprus soon

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Mon May 02, 2016 5:51 pm

Lordo wrote:only joking, enjoy your stay. but do try the north too, it is better and cheaper than the south if money is tight.


You're determined to turn everyone into a criminal, aren't you?
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Re: Moving to Cyprus soon

Postby Cap » Mon May 02, 2016 6:08 pm

Camy07 wrote:By the way, I speak English and I am blonde.... but I am Italian !
I have been already in Cyprus for vacation few years ago and I found the people very welcoming.
I do not need to work there since I've just retired.
I come because I do like Cyprus and again I am not English!




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