With evidence of historical settlements as far back as 10,000 BC, Cyprus is an island country steeped in history. Explore ancient archaeological sites like Khirokitia—a settlement dating from the Neolithic age and one of Cyprus’ numerous UNESCO world heritage sites—in addition to Byzantine churches, Ottoman mosques, fortresses, and more. But even though ancient history might be alive and well, make no mistake—Cyprus is not a country stuck in the past.
The capital city, Nicosia, is also the financial capital of Cyprus and here you will find modern shops and services nestled within ancient city walls. Nicosia is also one of seven access points for the border between the Greek Cypriot and the Turkish Cypriot sides of the island. Being able to experience two very distinct cultures within such a small country is incredibly appealing for visitors and locals alike.
Cyprus offers a Citizenship by Investment program. Under current law, foreign investors looking to obtain citizenship must have a privately owned residence in the republic of Cyprus with a purchase price of at least €500,000 (plus applicable VAT). Even though you have to own property, there is no physical residency requirement—all that’s required is one visit every seven years. But with all that Cyprus has to offer, you may find yourself wanting to visit more often.
For full program details—including information regarding major collective investment as an alternative route to citizenship—visit our Cyprus program page.