Garden Route Seminars: Relocate or retire to the island of Cyprus

Jenny Ellinas of Cypriot Realty in Cape Town will be presenting three seminars in the Garden Route between 5-7 June.  Cypriot Realty specialises in real estate sales on the island of Cyprus.  The seminars will inform prospective buyers considering reloacting to Cyprus – whether it be on retirement or in the foreseeable future – of all aspects required to assist you in aquiring real estate on this idyllic island.

Said Ellinas, “in addition to having an extensive network in Cyprus, where I really come in to assist my clients, is in finding their perfect place: from a small apartment mere metres from the sea with fab returns on the investment; right up to a free standing villa in the suburbs with magnificent vista views. I assist clients to open up a business to be able to trade in the EU; invest inCyprusand consider all options whether for emigration, retirement, relocation, a holiday home or a solid investment opportunity.”

Jenny invites all interested parties to visit her free online seminars where you will find all the details of the seminars plus an option to RSVP.  Visit – ( ).

TUESDAY 5th JUNE at The DIAZ STRAND HOTEL, Beach Boulevard, Diaz Beach, MOSSEL BAY



Registration & cocktails – 18h00 for 18h15
Information session starts – 18h15 sharp
Session ends – 19h30
Tea/coffee – 19h30 onwards


Cyprus, the birthplace of the Goddess Aphrodite located in the Eastern Mediterranean, has been attracting visitors to her shores for centuries; and is today one of Europe’s most popular holiday, second home and retirement destinations.

Living in Cyprus is very similar to the Western Cape.  It also rains in their winter, the summers are hot & dry and the country has many wine farms and outdoor activities on offer.  Where Cyprus differentiates itself from South Africa is that it is a very safe country, with 1st world infrastructure and a solid economy.  There is no abject poverty and the average Cypriot is upper middle class.

Because Cyprus was part of the British Commonwealth, you can live and work in Cyprus and never use a single word of Greek – everyone in Cyprus speaks English! If you think that Cyprus is a back-water country with outdated infrastructure, has a struggling economy and very little to offer the traveller and seasoned investor – think again. Cyprus will amaze you with what’s on offer.

In Cyprus the lifestyle really is the best.  Boasting one of the lowest crime rates in the world, Cyprus offers peace and tranquillity – you can be anywhere at anytime and never experience or be threatened by crime. Cyprus may surprise you with its excellent healthcare facilities, first rate banking services, a top-notch road network and exceptional telecommunications. Infrastructural development and improvement is always on the rise.  The latest highlight was the opening in September 2010 of the new English-speaking University offering post and undergrad degrees.    What can be highlighted is that this is an European country which continues to improve facilities, services and infrastructure for its residents, visitors and investors.

For the avid sports enthusiast wanting to enjoy the best of the best in sports, the 320 days of annual sunshine and the short, mild winters offer a wide selection of sports, international tournaments & world-class facilities.  The golf courses are set in magnificent locations; and Cyprus is becoming known as the next hot spot on the global golfing calendar as a “must visit” destination.  In winter, go skiing or snowboarding and then visit a cobble-stoned mountain village for glühwein and a cheese fondue; and experience the warm Cypriot hospitality.

If sailing is your thing then a wealth of nautical adventures can be enjoyed in Cyprus.  From short excursions, week-long charters or exquisite wreck dives to navigating your way past exotic sea caves and dropping anchor in a secluded bay to enjoy a relaxing swim in the crystal waters of  The Med -Cyprusreally has it all.  The spectacular natural ecosystems and diversity on offer will satisfy anyone yearning for a taste of the finer things in life – sailing in and around the beautiful island of Cyprus!

Where Cyprus sets itself apart from most European countries is that the best real estate is available mere metres away from the crystal blue Mediterranean Sea.  Internationally acclaimed & award-winning developments like Apollo Beach Villas showcase ultimate island-living combining an exquisite location, leisure & luxury with privacy and elegance.  Each unique custom-built home offers a rare opportunity of owning a very valuable seafront asset that will create a legacy for generations to come.

If living right near the sea is not your thing, then as a discerning buyer there is an opportunity to invest in an exclusive & luxurious hillside location: KamaresVillage- ranked in the Top 5 Villa Developments in the World.  Original architecture, clever interior planning and landscaped exteriors blend harmoniously into their natural environment.  The use of stone, wood and arches typify the landscape, whilst swimming pools, barbeques & sun terraces add luxury to the Mediterranean outdoor lifestyle.

Living in Cyprus is laid back – you set your own pace.  And what better place to do this, than where the blue skies meet the Mediterranean Sea: on the beautiful island of Cyprus.

Contact Jenny Ellinas
Tel : +27 83 448 8734


Total Size:                            9,248km²

G’ment controlled area:                5,456km²

Population:                       835,000 

Is Cyprus part of Greece?

No, Cyprus is a completely independent country; and not part of Greece at all.

Is Greek the main language?

No, Cyprus was a British Colony and everyone speaks English. 

What side of the road do they drive?

The left

What times of the year are the hottest?

The end of July and most of August

When is the best time to go snow boarding & skiing?

From late Dec. to early Feb.  

What is the currency?


Is Cyprus a full EU member?


Will the Schengen visa permit me entry to Cyprus?

No, although Cyprus is a full member of the Schengen Agreement, they did not sign the border / passport control addendum.  Currently a Cypriot visa is required for all citizens excluding UK, USA and EU citizens and passport holders.

Is permanent residency possible?


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