Medical Treatment in Cyprus

Medical treatment in Cyprus is cheaper for common and sometimes more complex surgeries than in other countries in Europe. Cyprus has a very stable and safe health system with highly skills professionals trained mostly in European and UK hospitals. Medical specialists in all major cities are of very high standards and patients can be seen within days rather than months or even years, therefore operations can be done within shorter time frame thus ensuring better results.

In Cyprus there are 2 sectors of hospitals. The governmental hospitals where you need to be eligible to go to and the private sector where all can go but either you need to hold a private insurance or pay privately. It is no secret among people that private health care is better than the public one.

Few years back in 2019 after a lot of efforts the government in Cyprus has introduced the GESY system, National Health System, where all people can go to any doctor of their liking and with a small nominal fee, after all they do take the money from taxes, you can see any doctor anywhere.  This had a great impact on the improvement of the health care on the island for the locals.

If now you are on holidays and you are from an EU country you can visit any public hospital with your ECHIC card in order to be treated, but usually you have to wait for hours to be seen. If now you want to be seen fairly quickly and looked after properly then you are better off taking a private travelling insurance from home which will cover you in case of need. Be careful though as there are insurances that they only cover emergency treatments and then you will need to be transferred to public hospitals (do read the small prints…).

In the unfortunate event that you may need to be taken to a private hospital then make sure that you have with you your passport or ID, copy of your insurance and plane tickets as these are the most common things you will be asked upon in order to inform your insurance and ask for coverage.

In all areas of Cyprus where tourist mainly go there is a very good infrastructure concerning the health care. In case of need you can always ask your tour operator’s rep or hotel receptionist or even check the net where to go to. You will be seen in no time and I assure you, you will be looked after promptly and professionally.   

zambartas Winery

Akis Zambartas is the founder of the Zambartas winery. Back in 1970 he went to France to study Chemistry in Lyon and Enology in Montpellier. He was the first university educated enologist of the island. In 1980’s he conducted a research that changed the course of the Cypriot wine by identifying and recording 13 lost Cypriot indigenous grape varieties.

In 2006, he decided to follow his dream of establishing his own boutique winery with the focus on making quality wine from indigenous varieties. His son Marcos had then decided to join his father’s efforts and he flew to Australia in order to gain hands on experience in the winemaking process.

Since then, Zambartas Wineries has grown to a production of 120.000 bottles a year and established itself as a pioneering, quality producer. They  manage over 13 hectares of vineyards, both young and old, which are tended organically by their dedicated team. They have introduced the innovative ‘Single Vineyard’ Range and constantly look for ways to improve.

Zambartas winery is situated in Ayios Amvrosios Village, among the most beautiful sights of Cyprus in the heart of Krasochoria Wine Region of Cyprus

Ktima Gerolemo

Ktima Gerolemo winery is located near the village of Omodos in Limassol region, at an altitude of 900 meters and it sits on a 127-acre estate in gently rolling countryside some 2 miles north-west of Omodhos Village. This area is part of the designated six wine routes, organised by the Cyprus Tourism Organisation.

It is a fairly new winery although it has opened its doors in 1989 as during the last years a lot of changes and new wine productions were brought in place. The owners, two siblings, loved the good quality wine at a young age and acquired the know-how while helping their father, Mr Gerolemos, at the traditional winepress. Paying attention to the promotion of the Cypriot vineyards and the local varieties of the island, they produce different kinds of wines, zivania and commandaria.

Visitors will be guided through a modern family winery and get introduced to the principles of organic cultivation of the vine and the “secrets” of wine. Visitors are also offered wine tasting sessions and snacks while enjoying spectacular views of the valley and the vineyards.

 

Telephone: +357 25422122
Mobile: +357 99696031

Mystes Winery

Mystes is the next generation of Cypriot wines. A newly established boutique family winery committed to producing wines of the highest caliber and distinction, each expressing the unique terroir of the property, located in Archimandrita village about 33 kilometers east of Paphos at an altitude of 550 meters, in the heart of the wine-producing area.

Visitors will be guided through a modern family winery and get introduced to the principles of organic cultivation of the vine and the “secrets” of wine. Visitors have the opportunity to do some wine tasting while enjoying spectacular views of the valley.

Cyprus Wine Routes

The island’s longstanding tradition of winemaking needs no further proof than its claim to the world’s oldest named wine still in production – that of Commandaria, proclaimed by Richard the Lionheart as the “wine of the kings and the king of the wines.” And whilst the same ancient grape varieties are still cultivated; and the same villages produce wine in the old, traditional ways, the island’s wine industry has also vastly modernized, progressed, and expanded. Whether you’re a connoisseur or a simple lover of the drink that locals once worshipped as the ‘nectar of the Gods, you will delight in discovering a host of charming wineries and wine growing regions along seven glorious wine routes.

From the high, southern slopes of the Troodos mountain range, to a stunning stretch between Limassol and Paphos, and the rural areas of Larnaca and Nicosia routes are all sign-posted and will take you through valleys of indigenous grape varieties, picture-perfect landscapes, and a journey of knowledge about the island’s intrinsic viticultural roots.

Along the way, you will be welcomed warmly at quaint villages and wineries, where you can sample choice vintages, learn from the locals, and even find a wine museum or two. After all, the art of wine in Cyprus is more than simply a way of life; it is an inherent passion with roots that go even deeper than those of its vines.