Northern Cyprus has long been considered the unspoiled jewel in the Mediterranean. Over the years, it has become increasingly popular with overseas visitors. The island saw 435,000 visitors in only five months in 2022. It is, therefore, not surprising to see the trend of foreigners making their move permanent. Guzelyurt is one such place that has seen foreigners become permanent residents. So why do they choose Guzelyurt?
Well, the island has a Mediterranean climate with long hot summers and relatively short winters. In fact, the island boasts over 300 days of sunshine a year. The sea temperature rarely falls below 16 degrees Celsius and rises to 28-30 degrees Celsius in the summer. The market town of Guzelyurt is situated in the west of Northern Cyprus and is the regional capital of the Guzelyurt district. The name translates as "beautiful place," and the area certainly lives up to this description. Situated at the foothills of the Troodos mountains, it is the most fertile agricultural area on the island. Also known as the Fruit Basket of Cyprus, it is the centre of citrus growing. It hosts the largest festival on the island every year, and with the annual orange festival for two weeks, it is home to all things orange! With deep historical roots, this is an area worth exploring. Among the most well-known attractions is the Church of St Mamas, which dates back to the 18th century. An excellent combination of Gothic and Byzantine architecture with an exquisite glass chandelier. The Archaeology and Nature museum in the ecclesiastical buildings has displays of historical. Cypriot artefacts, including ornate jewellery made of gold. Travelling in the city is not a problem as traffic is rarely busy except for Saturday, which is market day when the city is understandably bustling. Many visitors have nothing but good things to say about Guzelyurt, as the area is filled with people all from different countries and backgrounds. Fitting in with the multicultural crowd will not be a problem as everyone is more than welcoming.
There are, of course, many benefits when buying properties in Guzelyurt. The houses have value because of the island's reputation as a Mediterranean tourist destination. The perfect climate is also, for many, an important factor when deciding to live here. The island has many mountains, forests, and beautiful blue waters, things that come to mind when thinking of paradise. The reasonable prices are yet another benefit, as with the high prices currently found in European countries, investing your money into a property in Guzelyurt is a smart move.
Apartments: Apartments are usually the preferred option among people. Their convenient location is usually the selling point as they are close to the beach and centre. From the balconies, there are great views of the city. Apartments range in what they offer in facilities, with some including a swimming pool, gym, or sauna.
Villas: The villas located on the island fulfill the job of being chic and modern. Usually, in a more private area, the villas are perfect for those who want to get away from the hustle and bustle. Good design and quality construction result in fabulous villas that are keenly sought after and give owners a sense of pride. Facilities often include private gardens with pools as well as private car parking.