Remote Working in Cyprus

Become a digital nomad in Cyprus by joining one of our CoWorking Trips to the fascinating island in the Mediterranean and enjoying the best beaches and tons of Mezze while cruising down the bay after work.

Plan Your Next Coworking Trip to Cyprus

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We have gathered all the important information for you to start planning your next CoWorking trip to Cyprus. In this guide, you will find the top things to do there, how to get around the island, how much it costs to live there, the best places for digital nomads and remote workers along with some tips and tricks for your upcoming trip. 

Top things to discover in Cyprus

Cyprus is well-known for its beautiful beaches and history, which includes archaeological sites and historical castles, making it ideal for both nature lovers and history fans. There's no denying that Cyprus is an excellent vacation spot at any time of the year; the only question is what you'll do once you arrive.

Here are the top 10 things to discover in Cyprus.

1. Tan in Nissy beach

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If you’re looking for the perfect jogging or sunset walks, definitely check out this 500-meter beach which is filled with pristine white sand and beautiful turquoise waters. You can also windsurf, and enjoy a fun beach volleyball session. 

2. Adonis Baths

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The Adonis Baths, according to Greek mythology, were a favorite spot of the god Adonis and the goddess Aphrodite, where they had many children. You can now swim at the pools below the waterfalls, hike the trails, visit the tiny museum and photo gallery, or treat yourself to mud therapy at the site.

3. Visit the tombs of the Kings 

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This World Heritage site is an underground monument cut out of solid rocks dating back to the 4th century BC. You would think it was a burial cemetery for monarchs and royal families based on the name but in reality, it was designated for High officials.

4. Avakas Gorge 

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Avakas Gorge is a 3-kilometer-long natural wonder on the Akamas Peninsula with limestone walls up to 30 meters high. Visitors can view the beautiful rock formations as well as the rich flora and fauna along a 7-kilometer circular walking track that winds around the gorge. It is best to come prepared and with proper footwear since the Gorge can be quite challenging to navigate.

5. Amathus 

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Amathus was founded in 1100 B.C. and remained one of Cyprus' historic royal cities until around 300 A.D. The city is currently a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and its spectacular ruins may be found on Cyprus' southern shore, barely 11 kilometers from Limassol. Visitors are welcome to explore the market, public baths, and the fountain complex, among other places.

6. Limassol Castle 

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Limassol Castle is located in the center of the medieval city, is thought to have been built in 1193. The existing edifice, however, was built in the 19th century while the Turks were in power. The castle's 2-m-thick walls and distinctive ground-floor prison cells, which were in service until 1950, are some of its notable features.

7. Cape Greco

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Cape Greco is a stunning coastline national park with a variety of trekking routes that start just east of the town of Agia Napa. The flora is diverse, with many of Cyprus' native wild orchids blooming in the early spring, but the real attraction is the breathtaking coastal backdrop overlooking the brilliant blue sea.

8. Dive and explore Zenobia 

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The Zenobia, a Swedish-built freighter that sank off the coast of Larnaka in 1980, is considered one of the top wreck dives in the world. You can walk about the ship's decks and marvel at the swarms of marine life that have been drawn to this accidental artificial reef.

9. Spend the weekend in Troodos village

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The Troodos Massif (Troodos Mountains), located in the southwest hill region, is densely packed with charming towns with stone-cut ancient buildings and cobblestone alleyways. They're also home to some of Cyprus' most stunning churches, 9 of them have been given UNESCO World Heritage status due to their historical significance. 

10. Relax in the Büyük Hammam

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Look for the tiny decorative entrance below street level that leads to this classic Turkish bathhouse in North Nicosia's medieval Iplik Bazar–Korkut Effendi neighborhood. This cultural relic, which was once a part of the 14th-century Church of St George of the Latins, offers the complete soak-and-scrub experience, from a hard exfoliation with black soap to a relaxing massage.

Top things to do in Cyprus

If you’re looking for an activity to do after a long day of work on this beautiful island, here are a few activities you can opt for! From wine tasting to watersport activities in Ayia Napa - there’s bound to be something that you would love.

1. Sample wines on the island’s finest wineries 

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​​The terrain of Cyprus is filled with vineyards and small wineries, especially near the Troodos Mountains. The native grape varieties Mavro and Xynisteri create some of the best, award-winning wines in the world. Tastings are also available at many wineries, including the Kolios Winery and the Tsangarides Winery.

2. Spice up your commute with a bike 

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In Cyprus, cycling is a very popular sport. The routes range in difficulty from reasonably easy to moderate to advance. The Polis to Akamas Lighthouse route, for example, is 13.6 miles (22 kilometers) long, while the Larnaca-Kofinou-Dali route, which begins in Larnaca, is 37 miles (60 kilometers) long and often mountainous. It is a great way to explore each town. 

3. Sample as many Meze as you can 

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Meze is short for mezedes (“little delicacies”), a Cypriot gastronomic tradition that’s as much Turkish as it is Greek. And there's no better way to bring the island's cultures together than a never-ending parade of small plates of Cyprus specialties, hot and cold, salty and sweet, freshly prepared and preserved.

4. Go on a boating trip 

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During the summer months, the waters of Cyprus are often filled with yachts cruising around and boats for day trips. The island is also seeing huge growing numbers of marinas, especially in Limassol, Latchi, Paphos, and Ayia since yachting has become super popular in the region. If you want to hire small boats for a casual day trip then head down to Ayia Napa and Protaras, they would usually offer day cruises, snorkeling trips, and even a candlelit meal for that special someone.

5. Dare to try thrilling watersport activities 

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Windsurfing is popular in both Ayia Napa and Protaras, and waterskiing is popular in both Ayia Napa and Larnaca. Jetskis can be rented at some of the busier beaches, or you can try your hand at parasailing. On the east coast, Ayia Napa and Protaras provide the best windsurfing conditions, especially in the afternoons when the sea is whipped up by a strong breeze.

If you’re opting for a more friendly and fun activity that can be enjoyed in a group then head down to a family-oriented beach for a banana boat ride.

6. Detox in a smart spa 

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In the Mediterranean, Cyprus has some of the best thalassotherapy centers. The therapy makes use of seawater, which has a regenerative effect on the skin and is delivered in the form of baths, jet showers, and sauna-style rooms with temperatures ranging from icy cold to hot. The treatment is intended to detoxify and anti-age the body and skin, as well as heal some diseases.

7. Trek through the mountains 

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There is a perfect route for you, whether you prefer a casual stroll or a more strenuous trekking session. The Caledonia Trail, which begins in Platres and follows the Kryos Potamas to the Caledonia waterfall, is one of the most popular trails in the Troodos Mountains. The Artemis Trail and the Persephone Trail are two other trails that have beautiful scenery.

Cost of living in Cyprus

It is no surprise that many digital nomads want to move there because of the beautiful beaches, the delicious food and of course the mediterranean climate. If you are planning on moving to Cyprus or working remotely there, this is an estimation on what the general living expenses in Cyprus are.

The Average Cost of living expenses in Cyprus

Monthly Rent (single bedroom)

€600

Monthly Rent ( three bedrooms)

€1100

Monthly costs without rent (single person)

€700

Monthly costs without rent (family of four) 

€2400

How to get to Cyprus and how to get around

The Republic of Cyprus is a small island country where you can easily get around as distances are small and prices are affordable. 

The country is divided into the northern and southern parts. All international flights fly into Paphos International (PFO) 6.5km from Paphos and Larnaca (LCA) 4km from Larnaca as they have all the international airport facilities whereas the northern part of the country is only recognized by Turkey so all flights and ferries only run via Turkey.

Car:

Renting a car is the easiest way to get around Cyprus. There are many international car rental companies to find there, especially at the airports in the south and in tourist cities. Make sure to reserve a car in advance in summer as the rates and the demand get higher which could make it difficult to find a car to rent. You can easily rent a car with a license that is valid in your home country if you’re aged 21 or above. 

Bus:

This is the most convenient and cheapest way to get around the Republic of Cyprus. There are InterCity Busses that link towns with other villages that run daily only less frequently on Sundays. 

Tickets are bought on the bus for the following prices:

Single ticket: €1.50

Day ticket: €5

Week ticket: €15

Month ticket: €40 

Taxi:

Taxis are also a great way of transportation in Cyprus as they’re easily found at taxi stations everywhere there. 

Best CoWorking Hubs in Cyprus

Cyprus is known for being a great destination for experiencing the digital nomad lifestyle. The mediterranean island offers multiple coworking spaces and cafes for remote workers with great internet connection and a nice atmosphere making it easy to for them to get their work done. 

Here are some of our recommendations for good CoWorking Hubs to choose from:

CoWorking hubs in Nicosia

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  • Yfantourgeio The Workplace: This is a workplace for individuals based in Nicosia’s old town with a modern but comfortable environment. 
  • Hub Nicosia: A coworking space and an educational center with a  community of individuals, enterprises, and other organizations with cultural, environmental, and social aims.

CoWorking hubs in Paphos

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  • Hugge Coworking: an open space office and a rooftop lounge with a sea view.
  • No. 63: A business lounge offering a collaborative workspace in the heart of the city. 

CoWorking hubs in Larnaca

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  • Idesk.space: CoWorking Community perfect for digital nomads, web developers, graphic designers, and anyone working remotely
  • Paul’s Coffee Roasters
  • Caffe Nero Mackenzie

Best food spots in Cyprus

There's no denying that Cypriot food is very comforting and tasty, thanks to the  Greek, Turkish, and Italian influences that make Cypriot cuisines a blend of unique dishes. It also benefits from the climate of this well-known Mediterranean island, which allows for the use of some truly fresh and tasty ingredients

If you’re in the mood to grab a drink after work or simply buy groceries and have a home-cooked meal - here are some recommendations for you.

Must-try restaurants in Cyprus with traditional Cypriot cuisine that you will adore:

1. Kiniras Garden, Paphos 

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Kiniras garden is a family-owned restaurant that has been around for four generations - a beautiful restaurant that is filled with trees and statues resembling a green oasis. The owner of the restaurant is passionate about preserving the traditional cuisine with recipes that have been passed down from his grandmother, another aspect that stands out when you’re dining here is the freshness of the ingredients since the produce comes from their 60-hectare garden. 

We recommend trying Kleftiko, a traditional dish 'Ofton Kleftiko' is made with lamb leg meat. Olive oil, lemon, garlic, and onion are used to marinade it.

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2. Pezema Tavern, Argos 

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The short menu features traditional Cypriot specialties such as Keftedes (Greek Meatballs) and Souvlakia which usually consist of sliced meat and vegetables, typically eaten when it’s piping hot. The chef also uses seasonal produce to ensure the quality of each dish.

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3. Two Friends, Pissouri Bay & Village 

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Two Friends takes pride in its home-cooked meals. The cheese ravioli, packed with halloumi cheese and mint, and the tahini dip, made with freshly ground sesame seeds, garlic, and olive oil, are both cooked from scratch. It's just outside the hamlet on the main road to the beach, with panoramic views of the sea. 

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4. To Pantopoleio Kali Orexi, Nicosia

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To Pantopoleio Kali Orexi has become one of Nicosia's hottest dining spots because of its eccentric décor and inventive menu of classic Cypriot meals. Try the Psefdokeftedes, which are meatballs with feta cheese and oregano added to enhance the flavor. 

This is a must-try, followed by local tenderloin pork marinated in aged whiskey and served with pita bread. Finish with the restaurant's signature Trigona Panoramatos, which are gorgeously arranged phyllo cones brimming with fresh cream.

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5. Meraki Market Cafe, Paphos

Expect a beautiful cottage-chic setting and a great pairing of plant-based cuisine. There are gluten-free and dairy-free alternatives on the extensive vegan/vegetarian menu. One of the must-try menus is The Meraki Bad Boy Burger, cooked with black beans, mushrooms, and broccoli and topped with lettuce, toasted pumpkin, pomegranate seeds, and lemon dressing.

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6. Stou Kir Yianni, Omodos

Do sit in the courtyard to enjoy its cool color scheme of limestone and local art on the walls, and go for the. Fattoush (Salad with a side of fried Pita) with pomegranate juice, kleftiko, vegetarian moussaka, kebabs, and karaolous me pnigouri (snails with bulgur wheat), a classic Cypriot meal, are also on the menu.

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7. Bunch of Grapes Restaurant, Pissouri

Under the heavy cover of grapevines, figs, and mulberry trees, this calm, romantic spot in the town center provides delicious dishes like a crispy roast duck in apricot and brandy sauce and red mullet in garlic.

We recommend placing a reservation in advance to secure a table, Emel bus 70 connects Lemesos to Pissouri (€1.50) daily.

Travel Tips for CoWorking in Cyprus

Here are some tips for you to keep in mind when visiting Cyprus 

The country’s division and language

Cyprus is part of the European Union despite its close location to Turkey and Syria but due to the long-standing conflict between the Greek and Turkish Cypriot, the island is divided into two, internationally unrecognized, partitions : 

  1. The northern third run by Turkish Cypriot named the Turkish republic of northern Cyprus after a unilateral declaration of independence was made in 1983 ( the independence is only recognized by Turkey) 
  2. The southern two-thirds run by the Greek Cypriot.

This explains why the island has two official languages, Cypriot Greek in the south and Cypriot Turkish in the north. 

WIFI and Internet Connection 

The big cities have a great internet connection that is accessible in most places but we advise you to buy a local sim card if you will be working remotely to make sure you have a stable internet connection the whole time. 

Type G power plugs and sockets

Cyprus has the type G power plugs and sockets, so it is important to pack an adapter. People visiting from Europe, Australia, and Asia can use their electronics normally in Cyprus but for people coming from the US, Canada, and South America, a voltage converter will be needed.  

Left-hand traffic

It is important to know that Cyprus has left-hand traffic before renting a car as it might be challenging for those who are not used to it. We recommend renting an automatic car beforehand and always staying on the left side of the road to have a less challenging driving experience. 

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