Car Hire in Paphos
You can hire a car in Paphos from a host of different agencies that line the island's western waterfront. These include Sixt, Budget, A&G, Andys Economy Car Hire, ASTRA, Easy Rent a Car, Pentaras Rentals Shop, and S.F. My Rentals. There are also a few car rental agencies further inland, including Houlos, Nippy Turtle, and BCC. All of these locations offer SUVs, trucks, vans, and sedans of all sizes. Some also offer luxury car hires in Paphos. Your car rental can be arranged through Skyscanner before you fly
Car Hire at Paphos Airport
Paphos International Airport (PFO) is the airport serving Paphos and the western region of Cyprus Island. You can hire a car at Paphos Airport from Tipoa, Avis, Sixt, Europcar, and S&F Car Hire. You can pick up your car rental at Paphos Airport's Rental Cars Parking Lot, which is conveniently located between the airport terminal and the bus stop for route 612 into town. Paphos Airport is located in town. This means that getting from the airport into the centre of Paphos is simple. You can take either the A6 or B6 motorway past Evropis Ave and Democracy Ave or further in toward the B7.
Driving in Paphos
Before you rent a car in Paphos, it's helpful to learn the rules for driving in Cyprus. Cars drive on the left side of the road. The standard speed limits are around 60 mph on the highways, 50 mph on rural roads, and 30 mph in towns. Seat belts are required for all riders in the car, including the driver and front and rear passengers. Children under 5 are prohibited from travelling in the front seat, and smoking in vehicles is not permitted if any passenger is under the age of 16.
With your car hire in Paphos, you can visit Coral Bay beach or Petra Tou Romiou beach. There are also several historical attractions in the area. These include Kato Paphos Archaeological Park and the Tombs of the Kings.
Parking in Paphos
To park your car rental in Paphos, locals will tell you to just stop where you are and get out. In fact, if you look around, you'll see that's what most drivers do in Paphos. It's quite common to see a car stop in an open space in front of their destination and simply get out and conduct their business. For stops lasting only 15-20 minutes at most, people will even leave their cars running with their hazard lights on.
It's illegal to park on the double-yellow lines in the middle of the road. Police are known to occasionally dole out tickets for illegal parking, but this is rare. That said, in town, there are municipal parking spots with meters. They don't cost much, and if you can find one, this is definitely the recommended method of parking in Paphos. A parking ticket fine will cost you about £40.
Where to Go and What to See in Paphos
After you rent a car in Paphos you can drive it all over Cyprus Island. Mount Olympus is just a 1.5-hour drive from Paphos. At Mount Olympus, you can hike up to the highest point in Cyprus. From there, you’ll have great views of the area below. The peak is also home to great ski resorts that you can enjoy in the winter.