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Moving to Protaras, Cyprus

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Jul 10, 2023

Summary: Moving to Protaras, Cyprus: Expats, retirees and digital nomads talk about everything you need to know before moving to Protaras.

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What do I need to know before moving to Protaras?

When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Protaras, they said:

"Protaras is a popular tourist destination known for its beautiful beaches and clear blue waters. Before moving there, expats should know that the official languages are Greek and Turkish, but English is widely spoken due to the tourism industry. The cost of living is relatively low compared to other European countries, but it can be higher in tourist areas like Protaras. The local currency is the Euro and credit cards are widely accepted. The healthcare system in Cyprus is of a high standard, with both public and private healthcare available. Expats are required to have health insurance, and those from EU countries can use their European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) for necessary treatments. Cyprus has a Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and mild winters. It's important to take precautions against the sun and heat, especially during the peak summer months. The island is also known for its earthquakes, although they are usually minor. Cypriot cuisine is a blend of Greek and Middle Eastern influences, with a focus on fresh, local ingredients. Seafood is particularly popular in coastal areas like Protaras. Driving is on the left-hand side of the road in Cyprus, the same as in the UK. Public transportation is limited, so having a car can be beneficial, especially for those living outside of major cities. Cyprus has a relatively low crime rate, but like any tourist destination, it's important to be aware of your surroundings and take precautions against petty crime. The education system in Cyprus is of a high standard, with a mix of public and private schools. There are also several international schools that teach in English. Finally, it's important to respect local customs and traditions. Cypriots are known for their hospitality and friendliness, but they also value modesty and politeness. It's also worth noting that the pace of life in Cyprus is generally slower than in many Western countries, which can take some getting used to," remarked one expat who made the move to Protaras.

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About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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