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    Car hire in Cyprus at the best prices

    When travelling to Cyprus, you will want to use a car company you can depend upon for low prices, an extensive selection of rental cars, and excellent customer service. Auto Europe fulfills all of those needs and more, when you choose us to arrange for your car hire in Cyprus. With much to see on this fascinating island, a private vehicle will allow you to set your own course, in your own time. Arrange for your car rental in Cyprus today online using our easy three-step process, or call us toll free. It would be our pleasure to turn your holiday in Cyprus into an adventure to remember.

    Make the most of your car rental

    Known as 'the island of Aphrodite', beautiful Cyprus is a romantic Mediterranean island filled with lush forests, pristine coastline, and fertile olive groves. A country offering 3,500 square miles of diverse natural beauty that can be easily explored by a rental car to assure that you see as much as you like. Pay immediate homage to Aphrodite when you pick up your car hire in Paphos (said to be the birthplace of the Goddess of Love). Take your time exploring this spectacular seaside town, making sure to stop by the Tombs of the Kings before you leave for your next adventure. If you prefer a larger city, pick up your car hire in Larnaca, the city said to be the oldest on the island, and take a leisurely cruise down the coastline. Wherever you land on this mythical island, Auto Europe will have a vehicle waiting for you to fit your needs and itinerary. Contact us today and we will turn your island holiday into an adventure to remember.

    Road Rules and Petrol Stations

    When driving your car hire in Cyprus, you will find that the main roads are well kept. However, once off the beaten path, be prepared for more challenging road conditions, with roads being uneven and unpaved. Given such conditions, you may wish to consider a SUV for your travels. Drivers in Cyprus can be careless and reckless, so drive with caution and courtesy.

    A few rules of the road to consider when driving in Cyprus:

    • As in the UK, drive on the left-hand side of the road.
    • Seat belts must be worn when driving.
    • Children under the age of five may not sit in the front seat, and children five and over may only sit in the front if in an appropriate child restraint seat.
    • Mobile phone use is restricted to 'hands-free' systems only.
    • Always carry your licence, insurance documents, and car rental papers with you when driving.
    • Headlights must be used at dusk and dawn.
    • You may not smoke in a car carrying a passenger 16 years old or younger.
    • Car horn use is restricted - do not honk between 10pm and 6am, and never honk near a hospital.

    Petrol stations on Cyprus are easily found in the major cities, and are available even in some remote locations. Prices are relatively cheaper than what you might pay in the UK. The hours vary, but generally you will find them open between 6am and 6pm. Most petrol stations offer automated petrol pumps that will accept cash or credit cards - these automated pumps are open 24 hours a day.

    Tolls

    Cyprus has no toll motorways.

    Age Requirements

    A driver in Cyprus must be at least 18 years old and have held his or her licence for at least one year in the country where he or she resides. A UK driver's licence is acceptable for short stays in Cyprus. To hire a car in Cyprus, a driver must be at least 21 years old and have held a valid license for at least three years. Drivers under 25 may incur an extra surcharge, depending on the chosen vehicle. Although there is no upper age limit for car rental in Cyprus, drivers over 72 years of age may be charged an extra fee.

    Currency

    The currency in Cyprus is the Euro, and ATMs are readily available throughout the country.

    Time Difference

    In the Eastern European Time Zone (EET), Cyprus is two hours ahead of the UK. Like the UK, Cyprus observes Daylight Savings Time.

    Dictionary

    Greek and Turkish are the official languages in Cyprus, but English is also very widely spoken. Citizens are friendly and happy to help you regardless of the language you speak.

    The following Greek phrases may be useful:

    Yes - Nei
    No - Ohki
    Hello - Gh'ya
    Good morning - Kaleemeerah!
    How are you? - Tee kahnis?
    I am well - Poli kala
    Thank you - Efkharisto
    Please - Parakalo
    Sorry - Signomi
    Do you speak English? - Milate anglika?
    How much is it? - Posso kane?

    And you may also find these Turkish phrases useful:

    Yes - Wvet
    No - Hayir
    Hello - Merhaba
    Good morning - Gunaydun
    How are you? - Nasuhl-sunuz?
    I am fine - Yi-yim teshek-kur
    Please - Lutfen
    Thanks - Teshek-kur edirim

    Electricity

    Electricity in Cyprus operates on 240 volts, 50 Hz. Two-pin and rectangular blade plugs are standard in Cyprus, so travel with the necessary adaptors.

    Visa and Embassy Information

    Cyprus does not require citizens of the UK to hold a visa for entrance. A valid passport will suffice. Should you need assistance, the British High Commission is located in Nicosia.

    British High Commission Nicosia
    Alexander Pallis Street
    PO Box 21978
    Nicosia
    1587
    Cyprus
    Email: brithc.2@cytanet.com.cy
    Telephone: +357 22 861100

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