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Aphrodite Property Sales

Quality properties in only the most sought-after locations


Contents 01 Introduction to Cyprus 02 About Us 03 Principal Locations 05 Buying 06 Our Partners 08 Recreation

Introduction to Cyprus Whether you are considering buying for investment, retirement, a holiday home, or to live and work, Cyprus offers everything you could hope for and more. As the Mediterranean’s third largest island and with a total area of 9,250 km2, Cyprus offers picturesque scenery from dramatic mountains, beautiful cedar forests, National Parks and the largest number of blue flag beaches in Europe, not forgetting, of course, the famous Aphrodite’s Rock on the south coast. The Island enjoys 300 days of sunshine every year with even the possibility of snow over the Troodos range in the winter for the avid skiers. Cyprus has less than 1 million inhabitants, mostly concentrated in the coastal regions and cities, leaving large parts of the inland areas picturesque and unspoiled. The Island is well connected via the many flights into both Larnaca and Paphos International airports, which offer easy access to all cities via a highway network. With low crime rates, low cost of living, fantastic schools and medical services, private and public, and friendly, welcoming people, Cyprus is suitable for every age group.

Holiday - Live - Work - Play - Invest - Retire

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Quality properties in only the most sought-after locations

About Us Aphrodite Property Sales, part of the CSC Zyprus Property Group Ltd, (CREAA Reg No. 742, CREAA License No. 378/E) is a Cypriot registered marketing company operated by a British family. We live and work within the Aphrodite Hills Resort and surrounding areas and have over 25 years experience of Cyprus. Aphrodite Property Sales specialises in Aphrodite Hills Golf Resort and has the largest portfolio of properties for sale direct with sellers, including luxury villas, townhouses or junior villas and apartments. For those who are not looking to purchase at Aphrodite Hills we have a large selection of ready and off-plan properties in sought-after locations throughout Cyprus. We have worked with individual owners and only the best developers to produce an impressive portfolio covering the whole spectrum of properties from luxury villas to plots and apartments. The Cyprus property market has many facets to it, some of which require professional guidance to understand. In association with our registered and licensed estate agent, CSC Zyprus Property Group Ltd, our professional business partners and with our intimate knowledge of the market, locations and individual properties, we believe we can offer expert advice and guidance to vendors and purchasers alike, giving peace of mind and support throughout the purchasing process. Whether vendor or purchaser, we commit to treating our clients with honesty and integrity.

Local Knowledge Qualified Expertise Friendly and Helpful Advice Support When You Need It

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Principal Locations Paphos Situated on the southwest coast of Cyprus, the Paphos region is by far the greenest and most temperate part of the Island. With the Island's second International Airport, Paphos offers the chance to enjoy year round sunshine, clean beaches, spectacular undulating countryside and important historical sites. Cloaked in mythology and steeped in history, Paphos has been named as a UNESCO world heritage site with its remarkable architectural and historic evidence dating back to the Classical, Hellenistic and Roman periods. In more recent times, Paphos has attracted tourists, young working families and retired residents to settle along its shores. Several thriving golf courses nestle within the hidden valleys or meander proudly over the hillsides offering fantastic panoramic views around every corner. With the new residents has come world class hotels and resorts, excellent shopping, and an area suitable for business, tourism and investment.

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Limassol Limassol, the second largest city in Cyprus, is located only a 40 minute drive from both international airports. Respected as the commercial and shipping centre of Cyprus, Limassol is one of the most important tourism, trade and service-providing centres in the eastern Mediterranean. Offering its visitors and inhabitants a myriad of amenities in a safe and familyoriented environment, the city has everything including museums, theatres, international schools and a wide range of shopping. The recently renovated town centre with its picturesque castle and quaint sidewalk cafes showcases a blend of old traditions with modern sophistication. Aside from 15 kilometers of sandy beaches and crystal clear waters, Limassol is also home to the newlycompleted world-class marina. With modern offices, excellent restaurants and pavement cafes lining the marina, real estate here is at a premium.


Quality properties in only the most sought-after locations

Principal Locations (Cont'd) Larnaca Probably best known for its International Airport which links the Middle East, Europe and Africa, Larnaca, on the southeast coast of Cyprus, is also home to the Island's second port, a stunning marina, as well as a growing number of tourists and second-home owners. As one of the main entry points of the Island, this coastal region is the perfect destination for quick getaways, business stopovers and so much more. Larnaca has a rich and fascinating history dating back 6,000 years. As one of the oldest regions in Europe, its cultural past is evident in the museums, local traditions, handicrafts, archaeological sites and wonderful architecture, which can be found throughout the area. New projects, including 5 star hotels, commercial and recreation areas complete with plazas, shops, restaurants and parks, will undoubtedly boost Larnaca’s already popular image.

Protaras Located at the east end of the Island in the Famagusta region is Protaras. With a coastline of 5km of superb beaches and rocky formations, Protaras has been a flourishing holiday resort since the 1980s and is seen as a sophisticated destination rivaling its neighbouring town of Ayia Napa. The high season in Protaras sees a steady influx of visitors, taking advantage of all the town has to offer in the way of hotels, bars, restaurants and other leisure facilities. Many of the beaches around this area have been awarded blue flag status for their outstanding water quality and public facilities. The area has an agricultural history, years ago before Protaras was a tourist destination, the uninhabited land was farmed. Its rich red soil being perfect for growing the famous Cyprus potatoes. The picturesque windmills, which are part of the local landscape, were originally used for drawing water from the underground aquifers to irrigate the surrounding fields. Now the land is being acquired for building purposes and offers some delightful residential projects.

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Buying Once you find that perfect place, the rest of the buying process is relatively simple. We are here to support you every step of the way. We carefully select the properties we market. As a result, you can be assured that there will be few, if any, issues to deal with. Our resale properties have the benefit of title deeds. This is your peace of mind, knowing that your property is secured. Your Cyprus lawyer will guide you through the buying process. If you wish to use one of our preferred partner law firms, they have an excellent reputation, speak fluent English and have built up a reliable track record with Aphrodite Property Sales over many years. When an offer has been accepted by the vendor, there may be a requirement for a small reservation fee to be paid prior to the drawing-up of the sales agreement. On signing, a percentage of the payment will be required and then on completion the balance is paid.

Buying Costs In addition to legal fees and a small stamp duty, taxes paid on the transfer of title deeds to the property (known as property transfer tax) will need to be paid. Your local community council charges for the facilities and services it provides, much the same as in other developed countries. By any measure, these charges are low. The Government charges something called Immoveable Property Tax on all property annually. The amount charged is based on the assessed value of the property.

Community Charges When buying in a complex or a resort location, there are community charges that all owners collectively pay in order to maintain the upkeep of the building, common areas, gardens, community pools etc. A number of owners are usually elected to manage a small committee to oversee the interest of the community and the upkeep of the area. Sometimes this is vested in the appointment of an administrator or management company. How much you will contribute will depend on the type of property in the community you have bought. Full details of all charges and how to calculate them can be provided by Aphrodite Property Sales.

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Quality properties in only the most sought-after locations

Our Partners lt is our aim to give our clients a complete service and with that in mind we are proud to have partnered with a number of business associates who have extensive expertise and experience in a variety of fields. The following pages promote the services of our principal partners.

MoneyCorp – Save money on your international transfers When it comes to transferring funds, we work with the world’s most trusted companies and are proud to be a business partner of MoneyCorp. Founded in 1962, MoneyCorp is authorised and regulated by the UK Financial Conduct Authority. It has a 4A1* credit rating. MoneyCorp can help you when exchanging currency and transferring funds internationally. Moneycorp can assist you with any of the following: Overseas property – buying or selling, mortgage or maintenance payments or rental income Emigrating or working overseas – move personal wealth, pay overseas agents, send salary home Sending or receiving money from family overseas – gifts, salary payments, emergency funds You can depend on: Bank beating exchange rates

Fast online money transfers 24/7

Free Expert guidance on currency markets

Safeguarded customer funds

Blevins Franks Moving abroad is something that many Britons yearn to do and Cyprus is a very popular destination for many. You should always take advice when looking to purchase a property in and/or moving to any country including Cyprus. Blevins Franks provide taxation advice, pension income, rental income and inheritance tax advice to British Expatriates. Whilst the tax systems are broadly similar, what is tax-free in the UK is not tax-free in Cyprus. An adviser with a good understanding of both jurisdictions can help with understanding the tax implications of a move and work out how to make your money work for you protecting it against foreign taxes and how to make the most of the opportunities available.

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Our Partners (cont'd) Christabel Corporate Services Christabel Corporate Services Limited is a multidisciplinary professional firm, located in Limassol that offers International Business clients and High Net Worth Individuals a complete range of Corporate Services. Managed by a multi-disciplined team of professionals including bankers, accountants, lawyers and tax consultants, you are well placed amongst the experts. Christabel Corporate Services is a regulated firm that complies with legal and international standards in delivering a solution that exceeds the client’s expectations. Christabel place paramount importance on building a trusting and lasting relationship with their clients, for the provision of key business services to a global client. Christabel is able to assist you with the following services: • Incorporation & Fiduciary Services • Bank Account Management Services • International & Cyprus Trusts • Client Accounting • Legal & Taxation Services • Serviced Offices (exclusive and non-exclusive) • Citizenship and Residency applications Whether you require legal assistance for the Residency and Passport Scheme or require assistance as a Business investor in Cyprus, you can be confident that their approach is both professional and ethical.

The purchase of a property is just the first stage of your Cyprus experience. We have many more business partners ready to assist you with all aspects of the management of your property and if you intend to live, work or holiday here, to support you after your purchase. If you wish to seek assistance from any of our partners, we would be very pleased to arrange a confidential or casual meeting with them at your convenience.

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Quality properties in only the most sought-after locations

Recreation With excellent weather from April to December there is always so much to do in Cyprus for people of all ages. As well as sun drenched beaches and water sports, there are facilities of all sorts right across the Island, including waterparks, a lovely zoological park, wine trails, nature reserves, mountain walks, horse and donkey trails, winter skiing, quad biking, paragliding, conservation and so much more.

Golf In the last ten years Cyprus has also put itself firmly on the map for keen golfers. The 4 major golf courses are located in the Paphos Region, the most well-known and visually spectacular of these being Aphrodite Hills, an award winning 18-hole championship standard golf course, crowned as the Best Golf Course in Cyprus in the first Annual World Golf Awards in 2014. The golf facilities consist of a double ended 350m practice range, a 3 hole academy course, short game practice facilities, residential professional golf instructors and a fully stocked pro shop. Other 18-hole golf courses on the Island include Minthis Hills, Secret Valley and Elea Estate. Licenses are issued for further golf course development across the Island.

Wine Trails In more recent years Cyprus has produced some of the best wines in the world, winning prestigious international awards. With perfect growing conditions, the Cyprus wine industry has become a significant contributor to the local economy, through cultivation, production, employment, export and tourism. There are several Wine Trails mainly in and around the Paphos and Limassol areas, some wineries offering lunch and tours of the winery itself. It makes for a great day out and for the real wine connoisseur, it will not disappoint. Be prepared to go home with a case or two of your favourites.

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Recreation (cont'd) Turtle Conservation In 1976 a project was started to protect the turtle population of Cyprus and there are several places on the Island that have been designated conservation areas for the Greenback Turtles and those looking after the sites are more than happy to share their knowledge. Whilst the turtles cannot be approached it can be a delightful experience to see the turtles leaving their nests and heading for the sea.

World Heritage Sites Due to its varied history and unique location, Cyprus has long been a mecca for archaeologists and history enthusiasts. There are many exciting and interesting sites dotted around the country ready to be explored. Although Kourion Amphitheatre with its spectacular views to the sea has been a constant landmark, the other ancient ruins on that site have only been excavated in the past 30 years and now visitors flock to see the fabulous mosaic floors and ruined city walls. The area of mosaics in Paphos near the harbour has been designated a World Heritage Site and with the Tombs of the Kings further along the shore, these places are a must for those interested in the history of the region.

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Recreation (cont'd) Donkey Sanctuary and Zoo Until relatively recently, donkeys were the best form of travel for farmers traversing the slopes and lanes of their land. Once the tractor became more widely used and the roads improved, the working donkeys were not required and so the Donkey Sanctuary was formed. Still to this day there is a sanctuary which is run as a charity where visitors are welcomed and these lovely animals are given a new and more restful life. Paphos Zoo in its’ current form was opened in September 2003 but started life as a private Bird Park. Since then many animals have arrived from across the world including Asian elephants. The zoo has recently celebrated the birth of two Siberian tiger cubs and a male Dromedary camel.

Sports & Leisure There is a myriad of activities you could indulge in. For the physically active, golf, tennis and horse-back riding are the primary activities on offer. For the adventurous there are exciting hiking & mountain cycle trails, quad biking tours, paragliding and more. The summer season sees the return of water-sports such as scuba diving, kite surfing, kayaking and sailing. With 3 marinas, 5 ports and numerous bays, yachting is fast becoming a popular activity for all. Even during the winter months, temperate sailing conditions, with air and sea temperatures around 17C allow for sea excursions. If you prefer the mountains, however, the winter months also see heavy snowfall on the peaks of the Troodos Mountains. There are four ski runs ranging from beginner to advanced for the skier to enjoy. If all this activity is too much then you can indulge in a wonderfully relaxing Spa Treatment at one of the many Spa facilities around the Island. Our personal favourite is the award winning Retreat Spa at Aphrodite Hills. With so much to do, it’s easy to see why more and more people are investing in Cyprus.

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Aphrodite Property Sales 29 Anemonas Street Aphrodite Hills Paphos 8509 Cyprus t. +357 7000 90 12 m. +357 99147069 e. info@apscyprus.com Disclaimer: Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the contents of this brochure, it cannot be gauranteed and therefore no reference to its text is to be used as part of a sales contract.

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Real Estate Brochure Cyprus  

Aphrodite Property Sales Ltd publication detailing information about the business, the locations we service and the assistance we can offer...

Real Estate Brochure Cyprus  

Aphrodite Property Sales Ltd publication detailing information about the business, the locations we service and the assistance we can offer...

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