If you would like to rent a car at an alternative location to Larnaca Airport, please change the pick-up location on the form above.
NOTE: It is not possible to hire vehicles with more than 7 seats in Cyprus with standard UK/EU licence.
The main airports in Cyprus are Larnaca (near Aya Napa) on the south coast, and Paphos which is further towards the more scenic west of the Island. Larnaca airport was built in the 1970's, but has recently undergone a major overhaul and refurbishment to bring it right up to date.
There are plenty of facilities - shopping areas and food outlets are of a high standard. There are good public transport links from the airport to the town and to other parts of the island. However it's best hire a car at the airport to enable you to explore the island to the full.
Note that it is not possible to drive rental cars to the Turkish side of the island.
Whether you're looking for a holiday with sun, fun and an energetic nightlife or a more relaxed "walking in the lemon groves" type of holiday, Cyprus has plenty to offer. Located in the Eastern Mediterranean, Cyprus has a wonderful mix of culture - Greek and Turkish, European and African.
Spectacular mountain ranges, endless olive orchards, superb beaches and architecture which carry within it centuries of history, Greece has all this and much more.
Many of the coastal regions of Cyprus such have been developed extensively for the tourist industry and are bustling with life. But if you're looking for somewhere quieter, there are plenty of options inland. During the hot summer months a trip into the cooler Trodos mountains enables you to get away from the scorching temperatures. The area has wonderful pine forests, ancient frescoed churches and monasteries and a wealth of wild life. There are plenty of wine growing villages and where you can stop for a leisurely lunch at a local taverna and sample the local cuisine and locally produced wines. The mountain area is also home to a burgeoning ski resort in the winter months
One of the most unspoilt parts of the island is the Akamas peninsula which is a UNESCO site. Here you can enjoy walking or cycling or you can relax on the lovely tranquil and secluded beaches on this side of the island. The nearby Lara Bay is a turtle breeding ground and a sanctuary for endangered species.
Something Different - Visit Famagusta a town lost in time
A day trip to the ghost town of Famagusta in Turkish ruled northern Cyprus will transport you back to the mid-1970's.
Formerly a thriving holiday resort, Varosha has been frozen in time since its illegal invasion by Turkey in 1974.
Trips to Famagusta and other day trips around Cyprus are available from the Red Bus Company: http://www.redbuscyprus.com/
Sandy beaches and lively nightlife: Ayia Napa
Beautiful coastal scenery: Paphos
Quiet family location: Protaras
Church of Agios Lazarus in Larnaca - a wonderful example of Byzantine architecture
Cyprus offers some of the best diving in Europe, with the warm and shallow offshore waters harbouring an array of sea life.
When to visit:
The summer months are the busiest months, particularly in the tourist hot spots of Aya Napa (Agia Napa) and Paphos (Pafos). Average summer daytime temperatures range between 22° - 37° centigrade, but can reach a scorching 40°.
Cyprus is one of the warmest winter destinations in Europe, so winter is the perfect time to visit if you want to escape the cold northern European temperatures. Even into November the weather remains warm, and the sea is pleasantly warm. Winter is the ideal time for outdoor activities such as walking, cycling, golf and bird-watching.