What you should know before you rent a car
Car hires in Cyprus: practical information
Where to rent a car in Cyprus
Cyprus is the perfect place to getaway for a Mediterranean holiday. Location just south of Turkey, this island's beaches and age-old towns will win you over instantly. Cyprus is far from small, it's the third largest island in the Med and the best way to explore it is with a car hire Cyprus airport, that is, if you're arriving by plane. The easiest way to reach Cyprus is with flights to Larnaca International Airport. From there you can choose from Cyprus car hire companies like Sixt, Europcar and Budget.
Compare Cyprus car hires before booking as it may be cheaper to pick up a Cyprus city like Larnaca, Nicosia, Limassol or Paphos. All of the major car rental companies are located in each of these cities.
Driving in Cyprus: parking and other tips
Driving in Cyprus can be expensive due to the cost of petrol but Cyprus car hires are the easiest way to get around the island while on holidays in Cyprus. Like England, Cypriots drive on the left-hand side of the road. That being said, driving conditions in Cyprus are far from what you're used to at home. Local drivers are known for being aggressive. Road signs are considered mere guidelines rather than law. You may also be surprised to find that main roads don't have road signs. Always be the defensive driver when on Cypriote roads with a discount Cyrpus car hire.
In terms of parking, you'll see a lot of locals parking here and there trying to squeeze in any spot they can, often illegally. Do no follow their example as the Cyprus rental cars are easy to spot and you could find yourself with an impounded rental. Only park in designated lots or spaces.
Road trips in Cyprus: what to do, what to see
Located right in the centre of Cyprus, the Troodos Mountains offer a cultural and scenic respite from the blazing beaches. The mountains are famous for their resorts, Byzantine monasteries and small churches seemingly perches on the edges of cliffs. From the small mountain villages to the trail leading to the impressive Caledonia Falls… this region is a must-visit.
You'll find this landmark in Lefkosia, part of Nicosia which is the capital of Cyprus and the only divided capital in the world. It's a fourteenth century building, completely restored to its original state and operating today in the same way that it did hundreds of years ago as a hammam, a bath house, and is a famous and popular relaxation spot on the island.
The Akamas Peninsula on the coastline near Paphos is the perfect place to visit during your trip to Cyprus if you love outdoor adventures, both out on the water and on land. The region is known for its fantastic scuba diving sites, paragliding, sailing and water skiing. On land, the craggy coast is perfect for trekking and mountain biking.