Do I Need to Hire a Car in Cyprus?

This is a question that many holidaymakers ask themselves when they are planning a holiday in Cyprus. Like so many questions in life the answer depends on the answers to other questions!

Where is my hotel, villa or apartment situated?

Find out more information about your holiday accommodation, many hotels and Cyprus Villa Rental Companies give you advice, such as “Car Essential” or “Close to all amenities”. You do not want to arrive at your chosen hotel or villa and find that it is not with in walking distance to shop, restaurants etc.

What sort of holiday do I want?

You might be coming to Cyprus for a relaxing beach holiday – so maybe a car will not be necessary. Check out how far the beach is away from your Cyprus hotel; also remember that going to the beach with all your bags, buckets and inflatable’s may not be an easy task, bus services are available but not always to where you want to go.

What is there to see in Cyprus?

If you are planning on visiting local attractions or historic sites then I would certainly recommend hiring a car. Remember Cyprus is not that big and you may well want to visit other places like the Troodos, Akamas or other towns. Cyprus also has a variety of historic sites and interesting places to visit, Tombs of the Kings, Baths of Aphrodite, Roman Amphitheatre – Curium, Kolossi Castle and World Heritage Site at Paphos Harbour to name just a few..

What is there to do in Cyprus?

Apart from the obvious – Sun, Sea & Sand there is also a wide variety of things to do in Cyprus. Watersports are of course plentiful and there are some outstanding dive sites around Cyprus. Eating is another great pass time – with no shortage of restaurants to visit. The island also has three water parks – Aphrodite Waterpark, Fasouri and Waterworld.

You should now have a good idea as to whether you need to hire a car in Cyprus. You have wide range of vehicles available to hire in Cyprus and again this will depend on your needs.

Jeeps are always popular to hire, with the excellent weather in Cyprus this could be the ideal choice – a jeep with 4 x 4 or 4wd will enable you to visit the more ‘off the beaten track’ places like the Akamas or the Troodos mountains. The large jeeps are ideal for large parties offering more space and comfort.

Family cars or saloon cars are ideal for couples or families; air conditioning is a must in Cyprus, especially during the summer. Although the major roads in Cyprus are good the roads through the traditional villages are often dusty. For a cheaper option for car hire in Cyprus you should check out the small or compact cars, these are ideal for couples or families with small children.

If you are looking for a little more luxury you should look at the premium cars such as BMW, Mercedes or convertibles – obviously the price will be higher than the ordinary saloon cars.

Once you have decided on the car you are going to hire – check out the following with the Cyprus Car Hire company. Do they offer an airport collection service? Do they have a 24 hour contact number? Does the insurance have an excess? Is the rental cost inclusive of VAT, Does the rental cost include a full tank of petrol?

Now you are ready to hire a car in Cyprus and enjoy your holiday!

Z and X Car Hire Cyprus are part of the Z and X Group of companies and have over 100 cars to choose from, ranging from compact to luxury cars you are sure to find a suitable car to hire at Z&X. They offer you a friendly and efficient Cyprus Car Hire service. They also offer special offers and upgrades on the type of car you hire when a holiday villa is booked via their sister company Cyprus Holiday Villas

Source by Margaret Efstathiou

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