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7 Tips for Living in Kiti

By Betsy Burlingame

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Summary: Advice for people moving to Kiti or thinking about moving there.

This is a must read if you're moving to Kiti or thinking about moving there.

Kiti, a charming village in Cyprus, is a popular destination for expats and digital nomads. With its beautiful beaches, rich history, and friendly locals, it's no wonder why so many people choose to call this place home. However, living in a new country can be a daunting experience, especially if you're not familiar with the local customs and traditions. Here are seven key tips to help you navigate your new life in Kiti.

1. Learn the Local Language

While English is widely spoken in Cyprus, learning the local language can greatly enhance your experience. Greek is the official language of Cyprus, and even a basic understanding can help you connect with locals, understand the culture, and navigate daily life more easily. There are many language schools in Kiti and online resources available to help you learn Greek.

2. Understand the Cost of Living

Living in Kiti is generally more affordable than in many European cities, but it's still important to understand the cost of living. Rent, groceries, transportation, and entertainment can add up quickly. It's a good idea to create a budget and stick to it. This will help you manage your finances and ensure you can enjoy your time in Kiti without financial stress.

3. Explore the Local Cuisine

One of the best ways to immerse yourself in Cypriot culture is through its food. Kiti is home to several excellent restaurants that serve traditional Cypriot dishes. Some local favorites include To Kazani Traditional Tavern, which is known for its meze dishes, and Psarolimano Fish Tavern, a popular spot for fresh seafood. Trying local cuisine is not only a culinary adventure but also a great way to understand the culture and traditions of Cyprus.

4. Get to Know the Neighborhoods

Kiti is a small village, but it has several distinct neighborhoods, each with its own unique charm. The central area is bustling with shops, cafes, and restaurants, while the outskirts offer a more peaceful, rural atmosphere. Spend some time exploring different areas of Kiti to find the one that suits your lifestyle and preferences best.

5. Embrace the Local Culture

Cypriots are known for their hospitality and love of life. Participating in local festivals and events is a great way to immerse yourself in the culture and make new friends. Kiti is particularly known for its annual Panagia Angeloktisti Festival, a religious celebration that attracts visitors from all over Cyprus.

6. Enjoy the Great Outdoors

Kiti is blessed with beautiful natural surroundings. From the stunning beaches to the lush countryside, there's plenty to explore. The nearby Larnaca Salt Lake is a must-visit, especially during the winter months when it becomes home to thousands of flamingos. Whether you enjoy hiking, bird watching, or simply relaxing on the beach, Kiti offers plenty of opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors.

7. Get Involved in the Community

Finally, getting involved in the local community can make your experience in Kiti even more rewarding. There are many ways to do this, from joining local clubs and organizations to volunteering. While we won't list specific places or organizations, we encourage you to research groups that align with your interests. This is a great way to meet locals, learn more about Cypriot culture, and make a positive impact on your new home.

Living in Kiti, Cyprus as an expat or digital nomad can be an exciting adventure. By following these tips, you can make the most of your experience and truly immerse yourself in the local culture. Whether you're planning to stay for a few months or a few years, Kiti has plenty to offer and is sure to capture your heart.

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About the Author

Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.


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