Initially generally known as Khittim, Larnaca within the southeast of Cyprus is an historical port which has embraced the trendy to create an eclectic mixture of outdated and new. Along with the close by Blue Flag seashores, World Heritage Websites and Nice Salt Lake, Larnaca has proved an irresistible draw for British vacationers who commonly prime the guests’ checklist. Between 2007 and 2008 the variety of vacation makers travelling to the nation elevated by 4.4 % and appear set to develop this yr regardless of the credit score crunch, as this beatific isle continues to supply good worth for cash.
Of the 2 predominant Cyprus Airports, Larnaca Worldwide Airport is by far the most well-liked with roughly 5.5 million passengers passing by its’ gates final yr. Switch from Larnaca Airport is feasible by bus, taxi or personal transfers, though it’s advisable to organise automobile rent at Larnaca Airport if you wish to really reap the benefits of every thing this fascinating island has to supply. The great factor is that not like most different European locations, Cypriots drive on the left and highway indicators are offered in each English and Greek so negotiating the brand new terrain ought to show comparatively easy. As Cyprus isn’t re-known for having the perfect public transportation system, getting round simply is barely attainable with personal autos.
Subsequently automobile rent is a necessity for individuals who wish to actually discover. The nation makes up for the inadequacy in public transport nevertheless by having a incredible highway community with 4 lane motorways connecting to the main cities and well-maintained routes into smaller villages and cities. All roads are toll free and attending to well-loved cities corresponding to Agia Napa, Protaras or Limassol by automobile takes simply 45-60 minutes. Alternatively a drive to the magical metropolis of Paphos on the west coast with its coral reef and archaeological treasures is 1½ hours. There are 8 automobile rental corporations with places of work situated in Larnaca Airport arrivals. The Larnaca Airport automobile rent corporations are Astra, Avis, Price range, Europcar, Hertz, Petsas, Sixt and Thrifty.
To drive in Cyprus, the age restrict is eighteen years however most rental corporations set a better age restriction. Only a few rent to anybody below 21 years of age (or over 72 in some instances) and lots of will add a minimal age surcharge for these lower than 25 years outdated. Be very cautious to verify precisely what’s included within the quoted worth once you obtain it. That is significantly true for insurance coverage. Many corporations will present primary third get together insurance coverage within the quote however the extra is more likely to be excessive. It’s sensible to purchase further cowl not solely to deliver this extra down however for private accident insurance coverage, further harm waiver (for gadgets corresponding to tyres and windscreen) and theft safety waiver.
When driving in Cyprus there are specific rules that must be adhered to in an effort to guarantee secure and uninterrupted passage. Just like the UK, seat belts are compulsory for everybody, whereas youngsters below 5 should be strapped into an acceptable youngster automobile seat at the back of the automobile. Over 5 years and it’s possible for youths to be sat within the entrance seat, offered a baby’s seat belt has been fitted. Cell phones should not be used when driving, though hands-free models are permitted and horns shouldn’t be sounded between 22:00 and 06:00. It’s forbidden at any time, nevertheless, to do it close to a hospital. One crucial rule to notice is that smoking in a car while carrying a passenger below the age of 16 is forbidden.