Working Holiday in Cyprus
Now you have the opportunity to explore Cyprus – a land of Roman ruins, medieval frescoed churches, castles, Mediterranean cuisine, and lots of fun.
Visa First recently started offering assistance to Australians for Working Holiday visas for Cyprus, Australians can work while experiencing the life and culture of Cyprus – a place much different from their home country.
Cyprus is an island located in the Eastern Mediterranean, south of Turkey and west of Syria and Lebanon. Nicosia is the capital. Its population is about 800,000 people, which makes it the third biggest island in the Mediterranean after Sicily and Sardinia. Cyprus is a presidential republic with Greek and Turkish for official languages.
As a member of the European Union, it adopted the euro in 2008. The economy is very well-developed and the Gross Domestic Product is just above the average of the European Union.
Cyprus is ranked the 40th most popular destination in the world with over 2 million tourist arrivals annually. As such, backpackers can get seasonal jobs to support their stay. It’s best to arrive during the tourist season as this way you can easily find jobs in the restaurants, bars, cafes, hotels, etc. The busiest tourist resorts are Ayia Napa and Proteras, so you have greater chances to find a job quickly if you go there. Fruit picking is also a job backpackers often find through asking around. English is widely spoken, so you shouldn’t have trouble with the locals.
Getting around the island should not be a problem either, as buses and taxis are always available. You can rent a car– Cypriots drive on the left side of the road just like in Australia.
As far as things to see in Cyprus, the list is quite long. Check out cyprus-travel-secrets.com for specific attractions and activities.
So, if you are ready to see how the Mediterranean is different from the Pacific, see the requirements for a Working Holiday visa in Cyprus, and start planning.