Located in the eastern Mediterranean, Cyprus is an extremely popular holiday destination. With a rich history of attracting both travellers and invading armies over the centuries, Cyprus has retained a little of every culture to create a unique and multi-layered destination. By hiring a car, you’re all set to explore everything Cyprus has to offer from its turquoise seas and Tombs of the Kings to the minarets of its mosques and Roman ruins.
Why choose Zest Car Rental?
Zest Car Rental provides a fresh approach to hiring a car in Cyprus. Our booking process is simple and hassle-free because we know when you’re planning your trip, the last thing you want to worry about is the small print.
We work with carefully selected and trusted car rental providers in Cyprus who care as much about reputation as us. We pride ourselves on our excellent customer service and that is why our UK based head office is open 6 days a week.
If you experience any problems on the road, we operate a 24/7 emergency phone service so you’re never on your own. Also, unlike other brokers we appreciate plans can change so we don’t charge amendment fees or credit card fees either.
For those rare occasions when something unexpected occurs, we give you total peace of mind with breakdown assistance throughout the island. We also offer top-up insurance to ensure you’re completely covered should the worst happen.
Airports in Cyprus
Fly in to Larnaca Airport to open up the entire stretch of the south east coastline. The city itself boasts plenty of interesting and historical architecture while the fabulous weather makes exploring the 8km of beaches even more appealing.
Paphos Airport is a popular option with many Brits heading to the coastal city of Paphos or neighbouring Coral Bay. Sandwiched between the sea and the mountains, it's a great location for your holiday, offering the best of both worlds.
If you’re visiting North Cyprus, Ercan Airport provides easy access to a relaxed and unspoilt part of the country. Sleepy villages and beautiful scenery prevail in this area making it a popular destination with those who are looking for a more relaxed holiday.
Things to see & do in Cyprus
Cyprus is the 3rd largest island in the Mediterranean and as such, there’s plenty to see and do here. A hire car is a great way to explore this beautiful country and usually the cheapest way to do so.
Make sure you visit some local tavernas and sample plenty of the fabulous local meze. Halloumi originates from Cyprus, whilst souvlaki and calamari are also hugely popular. There are some fantastic Cypriot wines on the market these days too so why not take a wine tour?
Alternatively, make the most of Cyprus’ location and explore some of the fantastic diving locations along the coast. Coral Bay and Protaras in particular are known for their interesting and varied dive sites.
Paphos, in the far southwest of the island, is the most popular destination for Brits. The town itself is divided in two with the waterside Káto Páfos built around an attractive fishing harbour. This is the old town and home to the majority of the resort facilities. Inland Ktíma on the other hand represents the main residential district. Whilst it used to be separate from the old town, recent development means the two are almost indistinguishable these days.
The city of Limassol makes for a fascinating day out and is located just a short distance from Larnaca Airport. Brimming with historical sites such as Limassol Castle and the Old Town, it's a step back in time and its old quarter features a small covered market, surrounded by tavernas and bars. There’s also a striking medieval castle and an excellent museum.
The capital city of Nicosia straddles the border between North and South Cyprus. Found inland away from the coast, it has a different atmosphere to some of the other cities here but there's still plenty to see and do.
Ayia Napa may have a reputation as a clubbers paradise, but recent action by the authorities has seen it become more sedate. If you’re after the clubbing experience, The Square is the place to be until the small hours. Alternatively relax in a taverna with a Metaxas after a long day bathing on the golden sands in the hot sun!
Golf in Cyprus
Golf is fast becoming a popular reason to visit Cyprus. If you're looking for more information on bunkers and fairways, read our handy guide to the best golf courses on Cyprus.
From its many churches, monasteries, and ancient ruins to its lively nightlife and clubbing venues, Cyprus is a wonderful destination for families, couples, and expats alike.