What do I need to know before moving to Kyrenia?
When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Kyrenia, they said...
"Kyrenia, also known as Girne, is a city on the northern coast of Cyprus, known for its historic harbor and castle. Before moving to Kyrenia, expats should be aware that the city is located in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, a self-declared state recognized only by Turkey. This political situation can complicate travel and residency arrangements. The official language in Kyrenia is Turkish, although English is widely spoken due to the city's popularity with British expats and tourists. The cost of living in Kyrenia is generally lower than in many Western European countries, but higher than in other parts of Cyprus. The city has a Mediterranean climate, with hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters. Healthcare in Kyrenia is generally of a good standard, with both public and private hospitals available. However, expats should ensure they have adequate health insurance. The city has a range of accommodation options, from modern apartments to traditional villas. Renting is common, although buying property can be a complex process due to the political situation. Kyrenia has a relaxed, laid-back lifestyle, with a focus on outdoor activities and socializing. The city has a vibrant nightlife, with numerous bars and restaurants. The city is home to several international schools, making it a popular choice for expat families. Public transport in Kyrenia is limited, so many expats choose to buy or rent a car. While crime rates in Kyrenia are relatively low, expats should still take standard precautions to protect their personal safety and belongings. Finally, expats moving to Kyrenia should be aware of the ongoing political dispute between the Republic of Cyprus and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, which can affect various aspects of life, from property ownership to travel arrangements," wrote a member who made the move to Kyrenia, Cyprus.
- What should I pack when moving to Kyrenia?
- Where should I setup a bank account in Kyrenia?
- Will I be able to find a job in Kyrenia?
- What is life like in Kyrenia?
- What do expats in Kyrenia appreciate most about the local culture?
- What do expats find most challenging?
- Is there a lot of crime in Kyrenia?
- Is there a lot of diversity? Are people in Kyrenia accepting of differences?
- What are the schools in Kyrenia like?
- What are healthcare services like in Kyrenia?
- What are medical services in Kyrenia like?
- Are healthcare and health insurance expensive in Kyrenia?
- What are emergency services like in Kyrenia?
- Will I need to travel to see a specialist?
- Are common prescription medications available in Kyrenia?
- How are local medical facilities in Kyrenia?
- As a foreigner living in Kyrenia, will I have access to public healthcare? What is it like?
- What have your experiences during the pandemic with the local healthcare system been like?
What do I need to know before moving to Kyrenia?If you live in Kyrenia, newcomers to Kyrenia would love to hear your answer to this question.