After the rainy summer the UK has just had, relocating overseas to Europe is starting to seem more attractive than ever.
Luckily, new research from the expert team at Your Overseas Home has uncovered the best destinations in Europe for British expats looking to relocate.
Christopher Nye, chief editor at Your Overseas Home, said: “Europe offers a wealth of enticing regions for property buyers.
“From the charming coastal towns of the Algarve in Portugal to the breathtaking landscapes of Tuscany in Italy, each region has its unique appeal – whether it’s the sun-soaked beaches, cultural richness, or investment potential.
“From our data, it seems that the general trend for property buyers in 2023 continues to be prioritising coastal regions and those that are renowned for their cultural significance and natural beauty.”
Paphos in Cyprus was the leading destination for British expats looking for a new lifestyle or a holiday home.
Christopher said: “Paphos is a captivating city known for its historical significance, so there’s no wonder so many people are looking to buy a second home or relocate here.
“Divided into Ktima and Kato Paphos, there’s plenty for history buffs to see and do. From ancient ruins, including Roman villas with exquisite mosaics and an impressive amphitheatre, to the renowned Tombs of the Kings.
“Nearby are lovely landscapes like the untouched Akamas Peninsula, serene beaches such as Coral Bay and Lara Bay, and the mythical birthplace of Aphrodite at Petra tou Romiou.
“Property in Paphos caters to all preferences and budgets. Options include villas with private pools, apartments in complexes with communal facilities and properties in coastal or inland areas. It’s also popular for retirees, offering a relaxed lifestyle, quality healthcare and investment opportunities.”
While Spain is usually the leading destination for British expats, only one Spanish region made the list.
Sunny Andalusia is home to popular cities such as Malaga and Seville and has a sizeable British expat community.