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Situated on the southern coast of Cyprus, Limassol’s blend of historical sites, lively atmosphere and seven miles of seafront make it the ideal destination.

Whether you’re heading here for its archaeological gems, buzzing harbour, wine villages or just using it as a base for an island adventure, hire a car while in Limassol to get the most from your getaway.

As the second-largest city in Cyprus, Limassol boasts a range of car rental companies. The important thing is to compare a range of offers to make sure you get the deal that’s right for you.

From local providers to international names like Avis and Europcar, you’ll find most car hire companies lining Georgiou ‘A, the city’s main coastal road, including the following:

  • Hertz: (+357) 253 237 58
  • Europcar: (+357) 253 222 50
  • Avis / Budget: (+357) 242 056 66
  • Astra Car Rental: (+357) 225 581 60
  • GC Car Rentals: (+357) 253 242 15
  • Green Motion: (+357) 253 212 71
  • AIDA Rent a Car: (+357) 253 211 15
  • Oasis Rent a Car: (+357) 257 455 88
  • Petsas Rent a Car: (+357) 253 236 72
  • Carleone Car Rentals: (+357) 253 237 91 / (+357) 998 729 33

Often referred to as the island of love (Aphrodite is said to have emerged from the waves near Paphos), renting a car is the best way to see Cyprus in all its divine beauty.

In little more than an hour’s drive, you can take in ancient ruins, marvellous Mediterranean beaches and the stunning Troodos Mountains.

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Fast facts

What age do you need to be to hire a car in Limassol?

Most car hire companies set their minimum age limit at 21 (with at least one year of driving experience). However, some providers make exceptions, so be sure to check with your provider.

What side of the road do they drive on?

Cyprus drives on the left.

Do you need a credit card to hire a car?

Yes, many rental companies require a credit card. However, some larger firms, like Avis, may accept Visa and MasterCard debit cards. Be sure to check with your provider.

Do you need an International Driving Permit (IDP) to hire a car in Cyprus?

No, you do not need an IDP If you have a photocard driving licence issued by the UK (and at least one year of driving experience).

Driver requirements

What do you need to hire a vehicle in Limassol?

Renters require a valid UK driving licence (typically with at least one year of driving experience), credit card (some companies accept debit cards) and a passport or photo ID.

Are there any electric or hybrid cars available for rent in Limassol?

Yes, many car rental providers in Limassol possess electric or hybrid vehicles in their fleets. Cyprus now has at least 70 charging stations, including a number in Limassol, so you’ll have plenty of opportunities to top up.

Is it easy to find parking in Limassol?

There are a range of public parking options in Limassol. In the city centre, in addition to street parking (locals tend to park anywhere there’s space) you can find numerous parking lots in the vicinity of the marina and along Spyrou Araouzou Street, which runs parallel to the waterfront.

Are there any scenic driving routes near Limassol?

Yes, the region surrounding Limassol, and Cyprus generally, is full of scenic driving routes. If you’re travelling in summer, escape the heat with the two-hour drive to Germasogeia Dam in the Troodos Mountains. The combination of mountain roads, idyllic villages and spectacular scenery make this easy drive a no brainer. Though if you’d rather stick to the coast, the stunning one-hour drive from Limassol to Paphos is a must. Head west on the A6 and keep an eye out for the turn off to Kolissi, where you’ll find a 15th century castle. From there you can continue on to Kurion with its ancient acropolis, and Petra tou Romiou (Aphrodite’s rock). Next thing you know you’ll be in Paphos!

Are there any restricted areas I should avoid driving in Limassol?

Yes, Cyprus is divided by a demilitarised zone known as the “Green Line” which separates the Republic of Cyprus in the south from the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) in the north. Most rental car companies will not allow you to cross into TRNC, and if you do cross into the north side of the island your insurance policy is unlikely to cover you.

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