Are you stuck in a job that you’re not particularly thrilled with and feel as though you’re in need of some change? Maybe it’s time for a breath of fresh air. Some new scenery. Ever thought about relocating? Relocation might be the perfect remedy for your boredom, not to mention a chance to experience a new country and culture (ideal if you've got the travel bug!) Today we want to chat to you about Cyprus, and why we think you should consider a move out to this beautiful, Mediterranean island.
Cyprus is the original island of love
Legend has it that Cyprus is the original birthplace of Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love. What better reason to make a move to Cyprus than to make a move for love? Sometimes, all you need in life is a little romance, after all.
Do we really need to elaborate? You can eat it raw, you can BBQ it, you can fry it, it’s just GLORIOUS. Granted, this won’t appeal if you’re allergic to goats or sheeps milk, or if you're vegan, but if you’re not, this is a great reason to think about taking on a new job in Cyprus. Did you know that Halloumi is only actually Halloumi if it was made in Cyprus? A lot of people think it’s Greek. It’s not #factoftheday.
It’s a country of foodies, for foodies
Cypriots love their food and there are plenty of tasty dishes and delicacies to be enjoyed day-in, day-out on the island. With nods to their Greek and Turkish neighbours, you’ll find traditional foods and dishes such as moussaka, souvlaki, tzatziki and hummus. You’ll also enjoy an abundance of fresh fish and seafood on the island including calamari, octopus, cuttlefish, red mullet and sea bass as well as high quality meat and vegetarian dishes.
Over 300 days of sunshine per year
We can hardly say we get year-round sunshine in the UK, so if it’s plenty of good weather you’re looking for, Cyprus would be a fantastic choice. The summers in Cyprus last for around 7 months of the year, stretching from April all the way through to late October. Equally, if you’re sick of the rain, their summer is also very dry so it’s great for planning outdoor parties or day trips.
Good standards of healthcare
Not unlike the system we operate here in the UK, Cyprus offers a National Health Service as well as plenty of private options for healthcare. Emergency treatment at government hospitals is offered freely to everyone including foreign nationals, with subsequent inpatient treatment offered at a cost for those who do not qualify. Most of the medical professionals in Cyprus have received a proportion of their training abroad meaning that their standards of English are exceptionally high, always helpful when you’re trying to explain a complex medical condition.
They drive on the left side of the road
Talk about a perk? You don’t even need to think about driving on the opposite side of the road because you won’t need to.
A casual and relaxed lifestyle
The quality of life in Cyprus is excellent. If you’re looking to improve your work-life balance, there is no better place to be. Get used to Greek phrases such as “siga, siga” which translates as “slowly, slowly.” Cypriots enjoy a relaxed pace of life and believe that the good things in life should be savoured.
Cyprus has previously suffered from a bad reputation of conflict between the Greeks and the Turks, but this is very much a thing of the past. The island is now known for being one of the safest European countries to live in and is said to be a great place to raise children.
We think Cyprus would be a fantastic place to live and work for a Brit, so it's definitely worth having a look at jobs in Cyprus if you're in need of a change. If Cyprus isn't your thing or you're simply not looking to relocate, we have thousands of marketing jobs live on the website at the moment and one or more of those might be perfect for you!