Welcome to Paphos, the legendary birthplace of Aphrodite, the goddess of beauty and love. The myth about Aphrodite is still strong and holds an important place in the history, architecture and culture of Paphos. A visit to the city is sort of a pilgrimage to the ancient times of Greek philosophy and myths. Wander the streets of Paphos and take a tour of the whole island with car hire in Paphos to get to know the history and feel the real vibe of southern Cyprus. Auto Europe partners with the best car rental suppliers and lets you choose the perfect car for your holiday in Paphos.
You should feel familiar while driving your car hire in Paphos as almost all road signs are in English and traffic regulations do not differ much to those in the UK. Driving is conducted on the left. Be sure to always wear a seat belt and never use your mobile phone whilst driving. Not wearing a seat belt or being caught under the influence of alcohol or drugs will cost you a heavy fine. We strongly recommend reading more about the general travel advice before travelling to Cyprus.
Auto Europe has also put together a guide to driving in Cyprus. Please take a look at it before your journey.
While exploring Paphos on foot, try parking your car rental at the parking lot near the harbour. This municipal parking lot in Kato Paphos is free. In Pano Paphos, you will find a car park located quite conveniently only 330 feet from the old town market and near Makarios Avenue.
Paid parking is in operation from Monday to Friday mostly during office hours, while meters are off at weekends and public holidays. Be sure not to park along yellow lines. Namely, it is allowed to stop for a moment to load or unload the car along a single yellow line but parking along both single and double yellow lines, zigzags or pedestrian crossing is strictly forbidden.
The city of Paphos is on the southwest of the island. Initially divided into Old and New Paphos, nowadays the inhabited part of the city is known as New Paphos.
The island of Cyprus has a lovely Mediterranean climate ideal for year-round holidays. While summers can get pretty hot with temperatures soaring to 40°C and are ideal for swimming, you can look forward to spending a nice autumn or a winter break sightseeing and learning about the exciting ancient history of Cyprus. With winter temperatures mostly at stable 15° during the day and slightly dropping in the evening, we recommend bringing a light jacket for cooler evenings.
The airport in Paphos is second in size in Cyprus, just after the island’s largest airport in Larnaca. The new terminal building welcomes almost 3 million travellers every year and has 24 check-in counters, six boarding gates and three baggage claim belts. You will find car hire desks in the Arrivals area and you can pick up or drop off your car hire at Paphos airport right behind the short term car park.
Paphos Airport (PHO)
Website: Paphos Airport
Telephone: +357 25 123022
You will find several bus connections in Paphos which can take you from Kato Paphos to the seaside, airport, city centre or Coral Bay. There are also connections to Larnaca and intercity buses which will take you further from Larnaca to Limassol or Nicosia.