If you want to build your Cyprus villa at the seaside, different regulations will apply to you than people erecting buildings in towns. There is usually a seashore protection zone, and it is about 300 feet from the sea. No new buildings are allowed in the zone, not even pools or commercial buildings.
In case you want to build your Cyprus property next to historical places, you need to get in touch with the Director of Antiquities, to see if they would have any objectives. Chances are that the plot you want to build your Cyprus property on will be in an ancient monument area. That means you will need extra permissions, before you can starting the building project. This is usually clearly stated on the land registry documents, but not always. Find out if any marks are there and get in touch with the Antiquities Department before you go start making plans.
There might be some road developments affecting your building. As Cyprus is a fast developing country, you should always check this information before you would acquire the land. There might be also some public rights on the land, so ensure you have a full understanding. The best way to do this is to get in touch with a local surveyor, knowing all the current regulations or contact a District Inspector at the regional planning office.
If you are looking at a remote location in Cyprus, and the area is not built in, you should pay extra charge to get the electricity to the house. This is a substantial amount of money, even if there is electricity in the area. You should get an estimate for the electricity costs, so you can consider it when choosing the right plot. A EAK District Officer can examine the land and location, so you can make an informed decision, taking everything into account.