With 11 locations serving the major towns of Cyprus, including Larnaca, Limassol, Nicosia, Paphos and Ayia Napa, Europcar is fully prepared to meet and exceed all of your car hire demands. Our vast fleet of comfortable, safe and reliable vehicles is on hand and ready meet any budget or size of party, while helpful services and options like express pick-up, easy 3-step online booking, child seats, satellite navigation and additional driver cover, are available to help make sure that whatever challenges meet you during your visit to Cyprus, getting from A to B will not be among them.
With evidence of the earliest human activity on Cyprus dating back as far as 10,000 BC, and the small island coming under the rule of countless empires over the last few thousand years, there is a wealth of multicultural history and heritage to be uncovered there. This, along with featuring some of the cleanest, most beautiful beaches in Europe and a sparkling Mediterranean coastline, leaves little wonder why some 2 million visitors arrive in Cyprus every year. Cyprus has some notoriety as a party island in the summer months, indeed, some eastern resorts, like Ayia Napa and Protaras, receive very few visitors over the winter season. However, much of the western island is known as a more cultural visitor destination, with the enjoyment of Cypriot history, art and sports like tennis and golf being popular all year round. Cyprus is small enough that no destination could be considered too far away, and hiring a car should definitely be the most convenient and rewarding way to experience the country.
The City of Nicosia - The once-divided capital city of Cyprus is still surrounded by the thick Venetian walls that once fortified it, along with other elements from the empires and kingdoms that have laid claim to Nicosia over the centuries. The narrow streets funnel visitors through the old, walled-in part of the city, past the Cyprus Museum, the Museum of Natural History and the Ethnological Museum. The Greek, or southern, side is filled traditional restaurants and a vibrant young cafe culture, ensconced by old colonial architecture while the Turkish, or northern, side is now accessible through 24-hour crossing points that have been open since 2003.
The City of Paphos - The beaches of the capital city of western Cyprus are widely agreed to be the landing site of Aphrodite – otherwise known as Venus – when she rose from the sea, and the worship of the Greek goddess for centuries after was centred in Paphos. In the Cliffs above the sea are the 4th century Tombs of the Kings and a Byzantine castle filled with ancient mosaics. Kato Pafos, or Lower Paphos, is the tourist centre with many of its facilities geared towards sun-seeking, British holiday-makers, although the backstreets feature historical treasures like medieval baths and catacombs. However, Upper, or Ktima, Paphos is far quieter and home to some of the most extensive archaeological locations in Cyprus, if not Europe.