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Frenaros, Cyprus

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Jan 13, 2023

Summary: Frenaros, Cyprus is a small, picturesque village located in the Famagusta district of Cyprus. It is known for its stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea, its traditional Cypriot architecture, and its friendly locals. Expats love the relaxed atmosphere and the close proximity to the beach. The weather in Frenaros is typically mild, with temperatures ranging from the mid-50s to the mid-80s Fahrenheit throughout the year. The cost of living for an expat in Frenaros is relatively low. A one bedroom apartment typically costs around $400-$500 USD per month, while a two bedroom apartment costs around $500-$600 USD per month. The approximate population of Frenaros is around 1,000 people.

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What do I need to know about living in Frenaros?

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

"This is a great place to live - quiet, safe, with all the shops you need without leaving the village," explained one expat living in Frenaros, Cyprus.

"If you love peace and quiet and a safe environment, this is the place. If you want an active life full of parties and events and need a lot of cultural variety (like museums, theaters, etc.), this is not the place for you," said another expat in Frenaros.

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What do I need to know before moving to Frenaros?

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

"Consider renting if you are not concerned about having equity. I actually looked at renting when I first planned my move and decided that buying was better. Now almost 3 years later, renting would have been a better option for me, based on current rental costs," mentioned another expat in Frenaros.

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How do I find a place to live in Frenaros?

We asked expats how they chose their neighborhood and found a place to live. They answered:

"I lived in the area for 3 months trying to decide where I would choose to by my house. I found my house through an estate agent," added another expat who made the move to Frenaros.

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What is the average cost of housing in Frenaros?

If you are thinking about moving to Frenaros, cost of living in probably a key consideration. Expats commented about the cost of housing:

"The housing costs were slightly higher than Florida, but the housing market has changed drastically in the past 2 years. Right now in Cyprus, you could rent a 3-bedroom villa for 500 Euros a month," said another expat in Frenaros.

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How do I meet people in Frenaros?

When we asked people living in Frenaros about club and activities where newcomers can meet others, they responded:

"There is a selection of British and Cypriot bars, these are a good meeting place. Also, the local garden centre which offer tea & coffee at the weekend," explained one expat living in Frenaros, Cyprus.

"The expat population is mainly British and so there are many pubs. I know of no organizations in my area. I do volunteer at the Argos Animal Sanctuary. The is a walking group in the area. There are large Russian and eastern European poulations in Limassol and Larnaca," said another expat in Frenaros.

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What should I bring when moving to Frenaros?

People living in Frenaros were asked what three things they wish they had brought and three they wish they had left behind. They wrote:

"I wish I had brought lighting fixtures - the selection is Cyprus is not to my liking. There is nothing that I brought with me that I would have left home," said another expat in Frenaros.

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Will I be able to find a job in Frenaros?

When we asked people about industries and career opportunities in Frenaros, they reponded:

"Frenaros is a village and there is no real industry in the village. Most of the people work in the nearby town of Paralimni or in the resort areas nearby. So they would be involved in the service industry. There is some farming in the area," remarked another expat who made the move to Frenaros.

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What is life like in Frenaros?

When we asked people living in Frenaros what life is like and how people spend their time, they said:

"This is a family village. Most people work in nearby Paralimni or in the shop and farms around the village. Many work in the tourist resorts of Ayia Napa and Protaras, which are close by," remarked another expat who made the move to Frenaros.

"Lives revolve around family and socializing. Family is very important in Cypriot culture," explained one expat living in Frenaros, Cyprus.

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What do expats in Frenaros appreciate most about the local culture?

"The friendliness and generosity of the people. The culture is very family-oriented and as such, it is a very safe and joyful place to live. The pace of life is more relaxed. As the Greeks say, siga siga (slowly slowly)," added another expat who made the move to Frenaros.

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What do expats find most challenging?

"There are many Cypriots who are not animal lovers and because there is a lareg population of homeless dogs and cats on the island, sometime you see animal cruelty. This saddens me," remarked another expat living in Frenaros, Cyprus.

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Is there a lot of diversity? Are people in Frenaros accepting of differences?

"The village is mainly Cypriot, but has a growing English population. Everyone gets on well together. It's a very peaceful place to live," explained one expat living in Frenaros, Cyprus.

"Mainly Greek Orthodox for religion. In Frenaros, there is a mix of British and Cypriots. I find the Cypriots very accepting - all my neighbors are Cypriots," said another expat in Frenaros.

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What are the pros and cons of living in Frenaros?

Expats, digital nomads and retirees living in Frenaros responded:

"Cypriots are terrible drivers so you have to drive very defensively. But they are very kind and friendly people," added one expat living in Frenaros.

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What type of social life can someone expect in Frenaros?

When we asked expats and global nomads about their social experiences in Frenaros, they replied:

"There is a large British population in Cyprus and sadly the majority can be very cliquish and generally have no interest in integrating into the local culture," remarked another expat in Frenaros.

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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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