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Sunny beach coast in Cyprus

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The sun-baked island of Cyprus offers the ideal holiday for everyone: committed party people head to Ayia Napa to dance the night away; beach lovers are spoiled for choice with the white sands of Nissi Beach and beautiful Coral Bay to while the day away on; and there's enough history, architecture, golf courses and spas to please even the most demanding holidaymaker.

Why go?

Car hire in Cyprus is the ideal option to explore the plethora of opportunities available to those seeking fun, relaxation and a good dose of Mediterranean culture.

For tourists taking their break in the east of the island, Larnaca Airport (LCA) will be the first port of call. Those holidaying in the west are likely to land at Paphos Airport (PFO). Wherever your holiday begins in Cyprus, car hire is the easiest way to get your holiday into full swing.

Public transport can be unpredictable, and if you're planning on seeing more than your sunbed and pool during your holiday in Cyprus, hiring a car can save a huge amount of time, hassle and taxi fares.

Cyprus is famous for sun-filled days, fun-filled evenings and a host of family attractions.

Where to explore?

Car hire in Cyprus is the key to unlocking some of the remote beauty and attractions of this appealing island. Secluded beaches, ancient history, manicured golf courses, spa treatments and the legendary Aphrodite's Rock are all within easy reach thanks to the convenience of your hire car.

In the west of the island the resorts of St George Spa and Golf Beach Resort in Paphos (Pafos), Coral Beach Hotel and Resort, and Aphrodite Hills Resort attract holidaymakers galore. The villages of Latchi and Pissouri, which is famed for row upon row of vines, plus the stunning sprawl of the soaring Troodos Mountains, can also be found in the west of Cyprus.

On the south coast, and most easily reached from Paphos Airport, is Limassol, the island's largest tourist hotspot and a great base for families, couples and groups looking for a good range of self-catering, villa and hotel accommodation.

At the heart of the country is the divided and walled capital of historic Nicosia, which is well worth a day trip, as are the monasteries that dot the city. In the east, the resorts of Larnaca, Ayia Napa, Protaras and Nissi Beach are easily reached from Larnaca Airport by car.

Top tips for driving in Cyprus

When hiring a car abroad, it's important to become familiar with a few rules of the road before you set off. Here are some to keep in mind...

• A legacy of British rule is the convenience of driving on the left.
• Speed limits are strictly enforced - stay safe on the roads and adhere to the limits. 
• Check prices now and book ahead to find the best deals on car hire in Cyprus. Use the price-checking tool on TravelSupermarket for great deals.