Car hire Paphos: tour the city in style and at ease with a rental

What you should know before hiring a car in Paphos

Paphos city centre
Paphos International Airport (PFO): 6 mi from city centre

Car hires in Paphos: practical information

Where to rent a car in Paphos

While Paphos itself is small enough to explore on foot, you'll definitely need to find a cheap rent a car in Paphos if you want to get out and explore the surrounding region. Since rentals are in high demand, you're best bet is to make a car hire comparison in Paphos at the same time you book your flights. The easiest place to pick up your rental car is at the airport once you arrive on your flights. You'll find Petsas, Europcar, Astra, Avis, Sixt, Hertz and Thames located in the Arrivals terminal.

You will find the better rates and deals at the airport but you can also get a car hire in Paphos' city centre as well. Along the E701 you will find CTT Car Hire, 3Click, Auto Rentals. There are also two other local companies along the B6 (near the Esso) in the industrial end of the city. If you arrive in Paphos without any car hire reservations, it's best to either make last minute search on liligo.com to see what's available or ask the desk staff at your Paphos hotel.

Driving in Paphos: parking and other tips

You won't have much trouble parking in Paphos, just as long as you avoid the narrow streets in the old part of the city. You'll find several lots around, marked with the usual blue and white "P" sign. If you're not going out of the city, it's better to just leave your rental car in your hotel's parking lot and explore the city on foot.

Paphos is the legendary birthplace of Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love. Once you've explored the two halves of ancient Paphos, get out of the city and cruise along the coastline. There are countless treasures waiting for you there, including Aphrodite's rock and secluded coves for swimming and snorkelling.

Road trips from Paphos: what to do, what to see

Beaches

Paphos to Coral Bay

There are some great beaches just a few miles from Paphos. With clean shores and warm water, take a drive further along the coast to get away from the crowds. Nearby are Coral Bay and Latsi but more secluded are the beaches in the Akamas Peninsula. Coral Bay is just 6km north of Paphos and boasts a 600m beach of white sand.

Akamas Peninsula

Paphos to Akamas

The Akamas Peninsula can fill an entire Paphos holiday itinerary. This secluded bay is only accessible by private vehicle. It's wild landscape framed by crystal white sandy coves make it a perfect place to swim and hike. Many plants here are native to Cyprus and its biodiversity remains so rich thanks to its inaccessibility.

Troodos Mountains

Paphos to Troodos

Further away inland are the Troodos Mountains which offer great views of Cyprus from the top. The drive up is snaky, with small mountain roads winding in and out of rural villages and pine forests. It's a fun drive if you love fast turns and dangerous curves. Stop along the way to purchase crafts and souvenirs from local artisans. You'll find everything from teas made of dried mountain herbs to baskets and pottery. There is also some amazing trekking in this part of Cyprus if you don't mind giving us a few of your beach days to explore the mountains.

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