Car Hire in Cyprus
Welcome, a word representative of the hospitality of the Cypriots. From the moment you collect your rental car in Cyprus, you will be made to feel welcome.
Cyprus is 3,571 sq. mi or 9,241 sq. km. so easy to get around in your hire car. The population tend to live by the coast or the capital, Nicosia. As a member of the European Union the currency is the Euro. Our Cyprus car hire is available from most of the main airports and downtown locations.
Cyprus has 648km of coastline. The geography includes the central plain of Mesaoria bordered by Kyrenia city and the Pentadaktylos Mountains to the North and the high Troodos mountains to the South and West.
The strategic position of Cyprus has created an enriched history. Different empires have conquered the island and in doing so left temples, palaces, amphitheatres, baths, crusader castles, Byzantine churches and Venetian. Today, Turkey controls the Northern third of the island with the Greek Cypriots in the South. There is a U.N. buffer zone separating the North from the rest of the island but both sides can pass through by foot or car at assigned places.
Cyprus has four large cities in the Greek section, Nicosia, the capital; Limassol, Larnaca and Paphos and we offer car hire in all these locations. There are three Turkish cities Famagusta, Keryneia and Morphou in the North. Check out the many interesting archaeological places like Kourion from 2BC, an inspiring theatre that is restored and used for musical and theatrical events; Tombs of the kings in Paphos; Choirokitia in Larnaca and the ancient village of Salamis in Famagusta. Paphos and Larnaca car hire are from the airport locations.
Cyprus' warm climate boasts 300 days of sunshine per year. Use your hire car to travel around the island to see all it has to offer like Swimming, Sailing, Diving, Golf, Hiking, Biking, Hunting, Skiing, Tennis, Shooting.
If your perfect holiday is golden sandy beaches and turquoise blue waters then drive to Famagusta area, Nissi beach or Fig Tree bay. There are bars and restaurants, some of which include organized parties or weddings. Watch the magical sunsets.
Explore the pine forests in the Troodos Mountains (waterfalls like Milomeris are worth visiting). Stop at picturesque villages, selling homegrown produce of fruit and wine. In Lefkara they make handmade lace ( lefkaritika).
Nature lovers will be enthralled with Akamas near Paphos. 230sq km of nature reserve including the Androlykou and Petratis Gorges. Nearby is a loggerhead turtle sanctuary and the Baths of Aphrodite.
There's a packed calendar of festivals: Limassol Wine; Ayia Napa International; Ancient Greek Drama and the Paphos Anthestiria Flower festivals. Car hire can be booked to collect from Ayia Napa in addition to the two main airport car hire location depots at Larnaca International or Paphos International. Cruise liners dock at the main port, Limassol, where we also offer car hire.
There is a public bus service but on the whole travel is mainly by hire car. Roads are well signed with no tolls. The A1 connects Nicosia to Limassol (40minutes); the A2 Nicosia to Larnaca (25minutes) and the A3 Larnaca Airport to Protaras (40minutes). Drivers must be at least 18 years old and must carry their driving license, car registration papers and insurance. When you collect your hire car from Cyprus locations, you will be given details of what you must carry with you.
The speed limit in built up areas is 50 km/h and maximum speed on highways is 100km/h. Driving is on the left hand side of the road and safety belts compulsory for driver and passengers. The permitted limit for alcohol is 50 milligrams in your blood and 22 micrograms in your breath. Petrol stations are plentiful.
“Welcome to Cyprus the island that will be always in your heart”.