Bringing your best friends(pets) to Cyprus

Bringing your best friends(pets) to Cyprusbringing your best friends(Pets)

If you have a pet at home, whether it’s a cat, dog or something more exotic, you’re likely to want to take them with you to Cyprus when you move.

Don’t worry, we can put you in touch with experts who have years of experience in helping people move with any number of weird and wonderful pets. If you’re concerned about bringing your best friends(Pets) don’t be It is relatively easy to bring pets into Cyprus after obtaining an import permit from Cyprus Veterinary Services. Pets must be kept under ‘house quarantine’ for six months, however ‘home quarantine’ is also possible in a previously agreed area where the Veterinary Services Department will inspect the pet at intervals. This quarantine has now been lifted for pets if specific documents and certificates such as the following are submitted:

• An examination certificate that states that the pet was clinically examined 72 hours before exportation.
• Confirmation that the pet was kept in the exporting country since birth or the six months prior to shipment, with no outbreak of rabies.
• That the pet was treated with echinococcosis and hydatidosis prior to its shipment.
• That the pet was treated with an insecticidal preparation against ectoparasites prior to its shipment. Continue Reading

Renting Paphos Cyprus

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There are loads of opportunities when it comes to renting a holiday apartments or villa in Cyprus. you will be able to find a holiday apartment that matches more or less any requirement you will have – Anything is possible!
Long-term rentals or buying
If you are looking for an apartment for long term rental, there are endless opportunities available in Cyprus.
If you are looking to stay in Cyprus for an extended period, you should also look into apartments and properties for sale. Click here
Finding apartments for rent
The most difficult part is to find the right apartment in Cyprus for the right price. Luckily it is not difficult. All you have to do is decide on the following: Continue Reading

Buying property in Paphos Polis

Property buying in Paphos CyprusBuying property in Paphos Polis Cyprus Buying property in Paphos Polis Cyprus is a fantastic idea. In Cyprus, you have access to a market with plenty of properties for sale in all sectors and let’s not forget about the great weather in Cyprus.
Whether you are looking for an apartment, a villa or a townhouse in Cyprus, you will find many possibilities. At Maispa Developers. We aim to have available properties for all your requirements. We have been established since 1988 and have built homes for many happy friends(Customers).
If you are just researching a bit and are considering relocating to Cyprus, you should read our comprehensive guide on moving to Cyprus.
A few of the pitfalls when buying property in Paphos Polis Cyprus.
There are a few things that you should definitely be careful about when you are looking to buy property. So you will not end up with an investment in a home that turns out to be worth nothing to you. Worst case you risk to pay but not get your property or even lawsuits and an economic risk in your home country. Continue Reading

Getting a place to live in Paphos Cyprus


Emigrating (Moving) to a new country is not an easy decision. There are many things to consider moving to cyprusto make sure you end up with the right decision. While considering a move to Cyprus – permanent or temporary – we hope all the information below will help guide you through all processes and make your relocation to Cyprus as smooth as possible. We at Maispa are always willing to help our customers, and guide them through this difficult but fun time.

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Boat Hire

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George’s Watersports & Boat Hire in Latchi, Paphos
Georges watersports is a well-established business that settled operations 1989 in the small graphical harbour of Latchi. Latchi Harbour is located on the North West of the island and lies on a beautiful coastline and a panoramic peninsula. Georges watersports offer self-drive speedboats for hire, a great opportunity for YOU and your family to add a difference and excitement on your vacations. Our company offers people the opportunity visiting the wonders of Akamas and swim in the crystal clear waters of the famous blue lagoon. From the beginning of our operations the main objective was always the safety of our customers, and therefore we managed to build a great reputation on serving quality and difference. Our staff are Professional powerboat instructors which are responsible for your training before your departure i.e: driving and handling a speedboat, knowledge of sea regulations and usage of safety equipment in case of emergency on board. (lifejackets, coastal map, parachute flares, medicine box, fire extinguisher, navigation lights, VHF radio communication, water pump) Including the rental price, we offer cool boxes to keep your beverages and food cold, masks and snorkels and fishing equipment. Continue Reading

Spas Wellness Healthy Living Polis

Spas wellness in one of the best climates in the world, as well as one of the healthiest diets, Spasnot to mention a way of life that’s geared to the outdoors, the Polis region is the perfect place for healthy living. Wake up in the morning to the sun shining and get you out into the fresh air for some exercise. Go for a jog or take a walk along specially created footpaths along the coast or nature trails through the hills.

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Akamas Wine Route

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Laona – Akamas Wine Route
This evocative region with its rugged coastline and charming little villages oozes with culture and lush vines, a place where rustic and contemporary elements nestle side by side.

Situated in the western shores of Cyprus, villages such as Drouseia, Ineia, Kathikas, Pano and Kato Arodes invite you to visit their windswept vineyards. Get to know the Xynisteri, an indigenous grape variety that grows in a climate tempered by the sea breezes, offering cool yet solid wines with a fine aroma, ranked among the best white wines produced in Cyprus.
Sample the rare Maratheftiko, one of the best red wine varieties of Cyprus.
Start Point: Mesogi
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 Fishing(Angling)From trout-filled dams to the briny Mediterranean, Cyprus offers a range of options for Fishing (Angling) Polis Latchi Paphos
Fishing is a very popular leisure activity in Cyprus as the country has a number of stocked reservoirs as well as exotic species in the sea around Cyprus.Freshwater Fishing
Cyprus has over 20 reservoirs open to anglers and most are stocked. These stocked reservoirs contain more than 15 species of freshwater fish, including trout, largemouth bass, carp, pikeperch, and roach.Yermasogeia Reservoir is located approximately 10 minutes from Limassol and offers silver bream, carp, grey mullet and other species.

Asprogremmos Reservoir holds bass, catfish and trout among others. It is the closest reservoir to Paphos International Airport and is one of the largest dams in Cyprus.

The Cyprus Freshwater Angling Association is a non-profit organisation with a Fishing(Angling)particular focus on protecting dams and preventing illegal fishing. As well as a list of reservoirs and other information, they publish a page of contact details for nearby police stations and Fisheries Department Offices.
Freshwater fishing licences
Sports fishing in Cyprus reservoirs and dams is regulated by the government. It is necessary to have a licence to fish.

It is possible to buy a Fishing (Angling) licence online via the Web Portal of the Republic of Cyprus. Licences can also be obtained at the fisheries department offices of the Department of Fisheries and Marine Research. Licences are personal – they are non-transferable – and are only issued to people over 12 years of age. A fee can either be paid to fish in a single reservoir, or a higher rate can be paid to access all reservoirs. All licences expire on the 31 December of the year in which they are issued. Short-term group licences are available.


Freshwater fishing regulations
Anyone Fishing (Angling) in Cyprus must adhere to fishing regulations which apply to the following:

Fishing hours: daylight only, including an hour before sunrise and the hour after sunset
Fishing methods: single rod, line and hook per licence holder; no fishing aids or chemicals
Fishing location: from dam banks only
Catch limit: there is a catch limit per species
Size limit: there is a size limit per species
Bank protection: bank-side soil and plants are protected and include a limit on the use of vehicles
Note: fishing regulations often change depending on environmental factors. The rules above are only an overview. Please request more detailed information regarding all restrictions and regulations from the Department of Fisheries and Marine Research.

Fishing (Angling) is forbidden in a reservoir, even to holders of valid licences, until it has been declared open by the Director of the Department of Fisheries and Marine Research.

Information on reservoirs, their locations, opening dates and times, restrictions and other useful information is provided by the Department of Fisheries and Marine Research.

Saltwater/Sea Fishing
The sea around Cyprus is home to more than 250 species of fish, including snapper, amberjack and tuna. Boats can be rented at fishing shelters and stations.

Sea fishing licences
No licence is needed for:

sea angling
fishing with vertical lines
However, a licence is required for:

spear fishing (illegal in swimming areas marked with red buoys)
fishing with longlines and traps
fishing at night with spear guns
any kind of commercial fishing
Licence holders must adhere to the restrictions, which regulate the equipment that may be used and the allowed days to fish and, in certain cases, the allowable catches for each fishing outing.

Licences are available online or in-person from the Department of Fisheries and Marine Research (DFMR):

Head Office of Department of Fisheries and Marine Research
At: 101 Vithleem Street
1416 Nicosia
Tel: 22807868
Fax: 22775955
The Web Portal of the Republic of Cyprus offers the ability to buy a spear fishing licence. For up-to-date information on the conditions of spear fishing, it is recommended to directly contact the Department of Fisheries.

Note: It is only possible to Spearfish when free diving. No scuba tanks may be used.

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Some of the species in Cyprus

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Coarse Fishing for Carp

Cyprus is an ideal place for those who have never tried coarse fishing or those experienced anglers who’s life are bereft without it. The warm sunny climate here is ideal as you don’t have to spend endless hours sheltering under an umbrella (although we do recommend a sun parasol!) listening to the drizzle, even though that can be a time when you are the bravest fisherman on the best stretch of water. However in our experience the fish like the sunshine as much as anglers do and so if you want to catch a variety of fish ranging from bass, Zander, carp, roach, catfish and many more, we have twenty three well stocked reservoirs with a huge variety of healthy unmarked fish for you to catch, photograph and then return to where they are happiest, their dam.
In 1989 the angling world five-hour match record was set in Cyprus with 323 Ilb 5 ounces. A total of 177 carp was caught to achieve this record. Festivals are organised by Cyprus Angling Holidays, twice a year.

Course Fishing is available Island wide and some of the better-known dams are;

Evratou dam

Mavrolymbos dam

Asprokremmos dam

Kouris dam

Achna Dam

Kalavassos dam

The Cyprus Freshwater Angling Association was born as a brainchild of several freshwater anglers several years ago.

After a many-month period of serious effort, including nonstop and dedicated work, the Association became a reality in October 2005.

The first Association concerned solely with Freshwater Fishing (Angling) in Cyprus has now been created.

This is a non-profit Association, with aims to promoting freshwater fishing, by making sure that the relevant laws are observed (and wherever necessary improved), the better supervision of dam management, the introduction of fishing competitions, the organization of fishing seminars, the suggestions for introduction of new freshwater fish, the better management of existing fish, the development of fishing culture as an active sport, the reinforcement of environmental consciousness, and many more.

The support to the aims of the Association, especially from persons who really love the sport is extremely important, as well as from those who can assist in the Association functioning to the best of its potential by various means.

We want to believe that this sincere effort will be appreciated and reinforced by the whole of the angler population.

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Latchi Polis Watersports Cyprus

There are lots of  Latchi Polis Watersports Cyprus, there are a few companies that offer these services.


Latchi Watersports Centre’s main headquarters is based in the heart of Latchi Marina. We also have two beach water sports centers and have a wide range of activities to offer you.
Experienced and qualified staff lead our diverse program of activities.
All of our water sports staff thrive on passing on their skills, techniques, and experience in an environment that is safe and fun. Our instructors have years’ experience. We can offer a wide range of watersports activities including sailing, windsurfing, waterskiing, kayaking, and parasailing. Continue Reading

Baths of Aphrodite

Baths of Aphrodite

Akamas region

Near Polis, 48km north of PafosBaths of AphroditeBaths of AphroditeBaths of AphroditePath-to-Baths-of-Aphrodite

The northwestern peninsula of Cyprus, known as Akamas, is a wild uninhabited region with spectacular landscapes and beaches, due to be designated a National Park. The area is named after Akamantas, an Athenian warrior, and son of Theseus, who arrived here after the Trojan War. It is a unique area of biodiversity, habitats, and ecosystems. Almost all the geological formations of Cyprus are met here, from narrow deep valleys to caves islets and gorges. There are over 500 different types of plants and nature trails that Chriss cross the peninsula passing through unspoiled areas of extreme physical beauty. The area is ideal for hiking, cycling, diving, and swimming in crystal clear waters.
The “Baths of Aphrodite” is an area in the Akamas between Polis and Cape Arnaouti. It derived its name from a small grotto shaded by an old fig tree, in the waters of which, legend has it, the goddess Aphrodite used to bathe. According to mythology, this is where she met her lover Adonis. The site is on the Aphrodite Cultural Route.
The Goddess of Love used to take her bath in a cool pond near Polis. The place is known as “Baths of Aphrodite” and provides a magnificent view of the Bay of Polis. According to legend, after swimming in the crystal clear waters of the Bay, Aphrodite used to bathe in this pond, surrounded by an idyllic landscape with the sweet smelling wild flowers. It is here that she met her beloved Adonis for the first time. Adonis was hunting in the Akamas forest when stopped over the wonderful spring to quench his thirst. He was struck by the sight of the naked goddess bathing in the crystal waters. Aphrodite and Adonis were instantly bewitched by each other’s extraordinary beauty.
The myth lived on through Middle Ages. Another legendary spot is “Pyrgos (castle) is Rigainas” which is linked to the love of Rigaina and Digenis, (the Medieval queen of Cyprus and the Byzantine hero), as well as with Aphrodite. the “castle” which is actually a monastery, now ruins, is in the center of Akamas in a majestic clearing, with a giant oak tree and the bubbling spring. According to the legend, the goddess of Love used the place as a refuge after her bath.

It is said that if you bathe in the water you will be given eternal youth or you will fall for the next person you see, but unfortunately, bathing is not permitted