Get the most out of your holiday in Paphos by hiring a car, that way you can discover Cyprus at your own pace. From the rugged west coast cities to the beautiful beach havens on the south-east, make fly-drive work for you.
Driving is easy for British drivers because they drive on the left side of the road. Make the most of this on a journey from Paphos north to the stunning Akamas Peninsula to see the Rock of Aphrodite amid ancient, unspoilt coves. Visit historic monasteries in the Troodos Mountains, before driving south to Limassol through Cyprus’s verdant wine country. Or head over to the capital Nicosia on your way to the beautiful beaches of Ayia Napa. Choose your ideal vehicle and save money when you book flights with your car.
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Discover the highlights of Cyprus with Paphos car hire
Journey along the scenic coastal road from Paphos to Larnaca (142km) and take in the golden sands, restaurants and bars of Coral Bay. Stop to photograph the legendary Aphrodite’s Rock and picnic on the pebbly beach before continuing to Limassol. For beautiful beaches, abundant eateries and bars and clubs that never sleep – lively Limassol is the place to go. Then head to the thriving city of Larnaca and discover its palm tree-lined shores, myriad of shops and beautiful historic monuments.
A 152km drive from Paphos takes you to the beautiful walled city of Nicosia. Within the ancient walls lies a labyrinth of narrow streets just waiting to be explored. Wander around historic churches and mosques, or browse market stalls offering everything from clothing to fresh fruit and vegetables. Discover an array of archaeological treasures at The Cyprus Museum. Then drive up to the spectacular Five Finger Mountains in Kyrenia and marvel at the Gothic beauty of the Bellapais Monastery.
Escape the bustle and summer heat in Paphos for the cool Troodos Mountains. Take in the scenic splendour that surrounds you and admire the wonderful flora and fauna on walks or bike rides. Hit the ski slopes in winter, or visit in autumn and sample the region’s renowned wines at the annual Grape Festival. Marvel at the stunning Byzantine architecture of the UNESCO-listed painted churches. Or gaze at the shimmering silver icon of Saint Luke at the famous Kykkos Monastery.
The renowned party capital of Cyprus may be best-known for its nightlife, but there is more to Ayia Napa than clubs and bars. An array of hotels and the warm, shallow surf at beautiful Nissi Beach make it ideal for family holidays. Children can splash around to their heart’s content at Cyprus’s leading aqua theme park, Water World. While culture seekers will have their appetite satisfied at the beautiful 16th century Ayia Napa Monastery.
For a wonderful day trip on holidays in Paphos, drive your hire car north-west to the scenic Akamas peninsula. Escape the urban crowds and enjoy a relaxing picnic on the unspoilt sands of Lara Bay. Keep an eye out for the rare green turtles and monk seals that have made this tranquil haven their home. Visit the legendary Baths of Aphrodite, take in glorious sea views and admire the unique flora and fauna on walks or bike rides.
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