Rent a car in Cyprus with Sixt and look forward to a premium service at affordable rates. Find our car rental deals in Cyprus by booking quickly and efficiently online and get a better deal when making your reservation in advance. We have branches at the islands major cities and transport hubs meaning you will be able to explore directly on arrival, explore our branch menu to find out more about our pick up locations. At all our locations you will be greeted with our excellent customer service that will help you get on the road with speed and ease.
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Read on to find out more about driving a car rental in Cyprus and to get the most from your trip. The island offers majestic backdrops to much ancient history, which we will tell you more about in our Top 4 architectural and natural sights on the island. We will also give you more details on how you can customize your car rental in Cyprus with our excellent add-ons, as well as important driving tips to help you get around the island and sightseeing suggestions to inspire your itinerary.
With Sixt car rental in Cyprus you can expect a well-maintained vehicle that is safety checked and reliable. Built from world class car manufacturers our fleet consists of diverse car categories featuring models from top brands such as BMW and Mercedes-Benz among others. Our compact cars and sedans are a great option if you are looking to economize, whereas SUVs and minivans give you more leg and luggage room. If traveling with a bigger group, no problem, we have vans that will accommodate up to 9 passengers. Every customer has different mobility needs so we offer a broad range of add-ons that help you customize your rental car to suit your trip.
If your driving license is printed with a non-Roman Alphabet (Arabic, Japanese, Cyrillic, etc.), it must be complemented by an International driving license. When you pick up your rental vehicle you must show a valid driving license along with a passport or valid ID card.
To rent a car in Cyprus you must be over 21 and have been in possession of a valid driving license for at least 3 years. The maximum age for driving is 75. For drivers aged 21-25 and 71-75 a surcharge applies.
We accept payments from internationally recognized credit cards such as MasterCard, Visa, Diners Club and American Express. Please note, however, debit and prepaid cards such as VISA electron are not accepted.
If you have an accident please inform the police immediately even if rental car is only slightly damaged, the accident was self-inflicted or if no other vehicles were involved. Do not move your vehicle until the police have arrived. In addition, any damage to the rental vehicle must be reported directly to Sixt during the rental period. There is an accident report form enclosed with the vehicle documents for this purpose. In Cyprus you can dial 199 or 112 for the police, ambulance or fire service.
TIP: It is generally cheaper to rent a car at least three months before any high season. Free cancellation up to 24 hours before collection is almost always possible, but is dependent on the chosen tariff.
Driving in Cyprus is very similar to all other European countries, the biggest difference being you drive on the left side. As such you overtake on the right except when the car in front is turning to the right, and at intersections give way to your right You may notice a more relaxed attitude to regulations from some drivers, but that doesn't mean it is not worth being in the know on the important rules of the road.
Cyprus has three main highways that all merge together and which will take you to all big cities. The A1 is the longest route running from Nicosia, the capital, to Paphos. Make sure to slow down before turning off any of these major highways. Some highway exits are rather short while others end in 90 degree turns.
The Kato Paphos Archaeological Park is the major part of this ancient Greek and Roman city. The site is still in a process of excavation but has so far uncovered amazing mosaics, the House of Theseus and the incredible Odeon Theatre. Surrounded by Venetian walls the Nicosia Old City offers the best of the city's 5000 year old history with a plethora of museums, churches and mosques in close proximity. Amathus in Limassol is another extraordinary ancient city. While many of the archeological finds have been housed in museums the site still offers ancient structures with their towering marble columns. Kolossi Castle is also in the Limassol district, the current structure dates from the 1400s with the 3-story keep in fantastic condition.
It is easy to understand why Aphrodite's Rock, or Petra tou Romiou, was chosen as the mythological birthplace of Aphrodite. Perched on the edge of the sea on a beautiful beach, the area is a tourist hotspot and the origin of many great legends. Mount Olympus, not to be confused with the many other mountains with the same name, has a terrific ski resort on its slopes and is the highest peak on the island. It was said by the late BC geographer Strabos, that a temple to Aphrodite lays on one of its ridges. The perfect island paradise experience replete with soft, white sand and azure water can be found at Nissi Beach in Ayia Napa. Activities in the Akamas National Park, also known as the Akamas Penninsula, include golfing and hiking. The area has beautiful scenery that offers a different kind of experience to the many beaches and resorts. It is an area of high biodiversity and contains both the Androlykou and Petratis Gorges.
"Exodus", the controversial film from 1960 was shot in both Cyprus and Israel. The film is based very loosely around a number of historical events which occured at the Famagusta harbor.
Cross border rentals are not allowed with your Sixt rent a car in Cyprus, including to northern Cyprus. More information can be found here: Rental Information.