Redesigning the Office: Cyprus’s Co-working Hotspots

by | Oct 4, 2023

Tired of working from home with all its distractions and interruptions but don’t want the expense of setting up an office? Why not join the modern trend of accessing one of the many co-working spaces springing up across Cyprus?

These centres are designed for professionals, freelancers, and start-ups seeking flexibility, collaboration, and a dynamic work atmosphere. They typically offer a workspace, high-speed Internet, office facilities, and areas where entrepreneurs and others can meet to share ideas and network.

The future of the workspace is more than just shared spaces and resources. It is about owning your time and experiences in a way that they are not crippled by the nuisances of the daily office grind.

In this article, we will explore the co-working landscape in some of the major cities on the island.

Nicosia: The Hub of Innovation

Cyprus’s capital city leads the way in innovation and entrepreneurship. Co-working spaces in Nicosia cater to a diverse range of professionals, including established companies seeking flexible office solutions. Locations such as The Base by CyprusInno offer modern, well-designed spaces equipped with state-of-the-art facilities. This space encourages networking, idea-sharing, and collaboration, making it ideal for those looking to expand their professional horizons.

Walk into Yfantourgeio TheWorkplace and you’ll immediately notice how different the atmosphere is to that in a traditional office space. The aroma of fresh coffee fills the air as freelancers, entrepreneurs, and small teams sit deeply focused in front of desks or engage in lively conversations at large shared tables.  This is the typical culture of a co-working space. The Workplace offers a suite of office-like amenities such as hot-desks, a private meeting room, snacks, and coffee. Most importantly it offers a community.

Limassol: Where Business Meets Leisure

Limassol, known for its stunning coastline and vibrant nightlife, also boasts a thriving co-working scene. The city’s co-working spaces often reflect its unique blend of business and leisure, providing professionals with an environment that promotes both productivity and relaxation. SOHO Cyprus, for instance, offers an inspiring and dynamic setting for businesses and entrepreneurs of all kinds at any stage of their development at a smart beachfront location.

Kris and Michael, the directors of SOHO Office Space, told HEADLINER Cyprus that they first launched their initiative in Malta in 2013.

“SOHO quickly became highly sought after, which enabled us to launch another two business centres in the heart of Malta’s business districts,” said the director. “After an amazing nine years of business in Malta, SOHO in 2022 expanded its business to Limassol.”

SOHO offers its members more than a workspace: It provides a wide range of amenities and services such as a gym and sauna, a daily lunch service from an in-house chef, as well as weekly community and business events.

Also in Limassol, The Business Bar and Antwork both offer co-working spaces suitable for all types of professionals, including entrepreneurs, freelancers and consultants.

Larnaca: Nurturing Growth and Collaboration

Larnaca, a city steeped in history and culture, has embraced the co-working concept to foster growth and collaboration among its professionals. IDesk.space was the city’s first independent co-working space, offering a relaxed atmosphere and modern office facilities.

Other co-working spaces in the city are Ohouse and Native. Both offer dozens of desks, creative and quiet areas, and super-fast WiFi. They are places to meet, host, and work comfortably together.

Paphos: Co-Working Amidst Ancient Beauty

Paphos, known for its archaeological treasures and natural beauty, offers a unique backdrop for co-working enthusiasts. Co-working spaces here often balance the allure of the city’s heritage with modern amenities, giving professionals the opportunity to work in inspiring surroundings.

Hügge co-working offers a comfortable and cosy work environment. At Hügge co-working you’ll find a community of digital folks who work hard every day to realise their dreams. At the same time, they recognise the need to unwind and have fun together — with a beer on the roof, beach volley in the sun, or a hard-core physical workout. Members also get to enjoy rooftop yoga every Monday afternoon and sometimes also on Thursday mornings.

The Be.On Business Hub offers luxury co-working space in a three-storied building in the heart of Paphos. The co-working spaces share the office block and its green verandas and rooftop garden with corporate offices. They come furnished with the latest office furniture and equipment.

Famagusta: Where Tradition Meets Modernity

Famagusta, with its rich history and blend of cultural influences, has also embraced the co-working trend by establishing numerous cafes along the coast. Although there are currently no formal co-working spaces in the city, freelancers and entrepreneurs set up their ‘mobile offices” in coffee bars such as Café Central, Miyu Coffee, and To Kafeneion.

Co-working Spaces Have Become Essential Workstations

As the way people work continues to evolve, co-working spaces have become essential hubs for professionals seeking flexibility, collaboration, and an enriching work environment.

In Cyprus, these spaces have taken on the characteristics of the various cities. From the innovation-driven Nicosia to the balanced blend of business and leisure in Limassol and the growth-oriented Larnaca to the culturally infused Famagusta, co-working spaces have woven themselves into the fabric of Cyprus’s urban landscape.

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