The problem of high rents in Limassol seems to have been solved for at least 290 students by the Archbishop of Cyprus, as on Monday (5/10) about the first 200 students of Cyprus University of Technology (TEPAK) will get the room keys at Apollonia Students Halls, which was built by Archdiocese of Cyprus.
The student residences were built on Church-owned land at a cost of more than 12 million euros and are expected to give a breathing space to dozens of students’ families as low rents will help their children’s education.
The student residences are rented out at the price of €250 monthly, including utilities, electricity, water and internet bills. The rooms are spacious, among them there are doubles, while there are rooms specially designed to serve students with disabilities. It is worthy mentioning that there will be, among others, reading rooms, gyms and a cafe-restaurant in the student residences.
Speaking on the website brief.com.cy, the technical director of the Holy Archdiocese, Stelios Georgiou, noted that “this work is carried out in the context of the Church’s offer to young people. It is a vision of the Archbishop and the Church of Cyprus to support vulnerable groups, especially at a time when rents in Limassol are too expensive to a large section of our fellow citizens.”