Cyprus, the beautiful island that lies uniquely in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea, at the crossroads of three continents; Europe, Asia and Africa, and linking them via the busy shipping and air routes, is a perfect meeting spot for people from across the globe. Cyprus is a modern country, member of the European Union since 2004, with its European culture and civilization that is stretching back to antiquity, has more to offer than all year around sunshine, alluring beaches, vineyards, historical sites and family oriented culture of the generally open-hearted and communicative people. The convenience factor encompasses the island’s enviable location that is easily accessible from many countries.
Combining the allure of a sunshine island with first-rate healthcare facilities and attractive fees, Cyprus is fast becoming a favored option for medical tourism. And with the added bonus of recuperating in relaxing surroundings that are conducive to healing, it is no wonder that an increasing number of patients are choosing the island for their treatments. Alongside conventional medical treatments – that take place in the comfort of modern hospitals and clinics – the island is also home to luxury spa resorts and rural retreats, where comfort and nature harmoniously intertwine with health.
One of Cyprus’ greatest assets is its human capital. Most of the island’s doctors and physicians were trained at world recognized medical schools mostly in Germany, Sweden, UK and US, thus providing a valuable range of knowledge, experience and innovation. The English language is widely spoken throughout the island and a large number also speak Russian, German, Italian, French and Arabic.
As a small island, distances are short, placing everything at your fingertips, for both medical purposes and for the recuperation phase, where you can easily connect to a range of beautiful and serene surroundings and enjoy the healthy Mediterranean diet. And with sunshine for most of the year round, you don’t have to be confined to recovering indoors. Also, our spas provide holistic wellness using the broadest range of popular techniques for the mind, body and soul including mineral spas and hypnotherapy centers. Moreover, Cyprus has a unique variety of 674 healing herbs that can offer you an amazing experience during a local treatment.
The sustainable Destinations Global Top 100, an initiative of TravelMole.com, VISION on Sustainable Tourism, Totem Tourism and Green Destinations awarded Limassol and Paphos in December 2014, with prestigious tourism awards. The basic selection criteria included the cleanliness of seawater, biodiversity of the regions and environment, socio-economic status, cultural heritage, lack of air pollution, low noise levels and quality of tourist information.
Limassol has been chosen as one of the 10 Travelers Choice Destinations on the Rise, regarding accommodation, gastronomy and activities in the area. The Paphos district was awarded a gold medal for the quality of its coasts, and selected as one of the top 20 cleanest, green and in harmony with nature, sustainable tourist destinations. In 2015 the number of tourists was averaged to 2.3 million per year and according to a study published in Value Penguin, Cyprus came among the top 5 safest countries in the world (2015).
Cyprus has been one of the world’s best loved holiday and retirement destinations and is now one of the countries leading the drive to open up medical tourism and wellness treatment. So, whether you are contemplating a check-up or a major procedure, Cyprus can accommodate your treatment to the highest of standards, and will also prove to be a truly healing tonic.