What you should know before hiring a car in Larnaca
|Larnaca city centre|
|Larnaca International Airport (LCA): 3 mi from city centre|
Car hires in Larnaca: practical information
Where to rent a car in Larnaca
As the oldest city in Cyprus, you can bet that Larnaca has some great features. If you're thinking about taking a holiday in Larnaca and the Mediterranean, you wont' be disappointed. If you plan to visit any other parts of Cyprus, you should consider a cheap rent a car for your trip. The easiest place to pick up a Larnaca low cost car hire is from the Larnaca International Airport. There are a number of international car hire companies there like Europcar, Hertz, Avis and Sixt as well as some local one, Petsas Rent A Car, Astra and Thames.
There are far less options for a car hire Larnaca city centre. There is a low cost car hire in Larnaca, called Prime Car Rentals. It's also possible there are some smaller local Larnaca car rental companies in the city but the better deals are from the airport for sure. You'll also have more selection in car category and features.
Driving in Larnaca: parking and other tips
In most places you won't have trouble finding parking, especially in the smaller towns and cities, also along the coast. In Larnaca it's recommended to use the city's car parks overnight. City central hotels in Larnaca aren't likely to have parking available however hotel restarts will be able to accommodate guests with rent cars in Larnaca a lot easier.
Just like at home, Cypriots drive on the left-hand side of the road. While rental cars in Cyprus are the best way to get around the island, they're also the most expensive due to petrol costs. Also, driving standards are quite poor, not only road conditions but also the aggressive temperaments of local drivers. Stay out of their way!
Road trips from Larnaca: what to do, what to see
Lefkara, also known simply as "Lefkara the beautiful" by the locals. It's no wonder they love this area so much, it's gorgeous. It actually encompasses three small villages sitting at the bottom on the Troodos Mountains, the perfect place to head with your discount car hire in Larnaca. There is not enough traffic here to even merit a traffic light. You can park nearly everywhere and then just explore the town centre on foot. The architecture is particularly noteworthy.
Limassol is the second largest city in Cyprus and is a major sea port for the country. There are two castles that a worth checking out: Limassol Castle and Kolossi Castle. Apart from that the beaches and seaside culture is laid back and worth enjoying. There is a great festival during February and March called the Limassol Festival… this is the best time to visit the city.
Dhekelia is a British Overseas Territory not far from Larnaca. Although small, it's worth checking out if only to discover the long history that the UK has with beautiful Cyprus. After Cyprus declared independence in 1960 the British government continued to support the country financially until it could stand on its own two feet. Thanks to the radio towers at the base you can listen to BBC radio while on holidays!