The island of Cyprus is an attractive holiday destination. The harmonious blend of history, culture and natural beauty entices travellers year after year. Ancient ruins and archaeological treasures dotted around the island make interesting daytrips for car rental travellers.
Nicosia is the walled capital. The main historical points lie inside the walls; however, the modern city has expanded beyond. The Cyprus Archaeological Museum, the Folk Art Museum and St John’s Cathedral are all worth a visit to learn more about this historical centre.
Limassol is Cyprus’ second city and the centre-point for Cyprus’ wine industry. By cheap hire car in Cyprus the region can be explored, including the vineyards on the nearby Troodos Mountains. Also worth a visit is Curium, the most famous archaeological site in Cyprus. Amathus is a short drive away and where you can survey the Acropolis, Necropolis and the remains of a Christina basilica.
By cheap hire car, the entire island is open for exploration and Paphos should be top of your list. The town is literally paved with history as it is built on ancient ruins, so it makes sense that it is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Outstanding views of the coastline and the island’s most delectable seafood add to the charm of this seaside town.
Larnaca is also easily reachable by cheap hire car in Cyprus and offers further archaeological insight including the Agia Faneromeni Church and the Archaeological District Museum.
With your own cheap hire car, you can explore at your leisure. Further inland, the village of Kakopetria is worth a stop, and the Akamas Peninsula offers a view of unspoilt Cyprus.