According to Cyprus Department for Land and Surveys, national property sales during the first half of this year (H1) significantly rose, with Paphos leading the way with 35.4 percent of the country’s international sales.

Meanwhile, Limassol, Larnaca and Nicosia welcomed 35.4 percent, 16.3 percent and 6.5 percent of all contracts, respectively, while Famagusta attracted 5.1 percent of transactions. Across the island, domestic sales increased 13 percent, while the overseas market soared 44 percent compared to H1 2016. In Paphos, the number of purchase contracts with foreign buyers and investors jumped 72 percent year-on-year. 

Paphos remained as the top choice due to its  beachfront luxury villas and modern apartments featuring high security, convenience and a range of services.