The stunning scenery of the island is at your fingertips with our Sixt car hire deals in Cyprus. Our premium fleet of vehicles is backed up with affordable rates and excellent customer service. Whether you have a strict budget for your leisure or business trip or can treat yourself to a little luxury we have the perfect car rental in Cyprus for you. Carry on reading for useful travel and motoring tips to help you get the most out of your rental car experience.
Our branches can be found at the main airports of Larnaca and Paphos as well as near resort hotels and in city centres. All are ideally placed for getting your island visit off to a stress-free start. It is easy to rent a car in Cyprus with our straightforward booking systems and if plans change, cancellations are often free of charge. Read over this page to see which cities and attractions you should visit with your car hire in Cyprus.
The Sixt car hire in Cyprus fleet is supplied by well-known brands like BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar and Audi. If you want to rent a car in Cyprus with automatic transmission, organise a one-way rental or select extras such as child seats from our attractive range then head to the bookings page.
Both international and EU driving licences are accepted in Cyprus but if it is in a non-Roman alphabet like Arabic, Russian or Chinese you will also need an International Driver's Permit (IDP). Obtain this in the UK from local Post Offices or online.
The minimum age for hiring a Sixt rental vehicle on Cyprus is 21 and a full licence must have been held for three years. If you are under 25, a surcharge will be applied that may vary according to vehicle category. The maximum age for renting a car on Cyprus is 75. Full details can be found in the booking engine.
Car hire deals on Cyprus can be paid for by all major credit cards but prepaid and debit cards such as VISA Electron are not accepted. Credit cards must be in the driver's name and presented along with photo ID at vehicle collection.
In the case of accidents or problems with your rental vehicle our Cyprus hotline is +357-25-312345. The emergency services can be reached on 199 or 112.
Although Cyprus has a network of motorways and national roads you will find surfaces, maintenance levels and signposting variable while the locals have a reputation for fairly aggressive driving. A rental car is, however, the best way of getting the most out of the island with stunning views rewarding your patience wherever you go.
Cypriot police can impose on-the-spot fines but they have to be paid at a police station or online. There is zero tolerance for drink driving which may result in imprisonment. Examples of fines are:
Katos Archaeological Park at Pafos is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that gives a glimpse of life on the island from prehistoric times to the Middle Ages. Highlights include the remains of four Roman villas with stunning mosaics as well as the Tombs of the Kings and an early Christian basilica. Among the attractions as you stroll around the historic centre of Nicosia are Venetian fortifications and the Buyuk Han, an old staging post for camel caravans. Limassol is home to the former Crusader stronghold of Colossi Castle as well as the ruins of Amathus, a former royal city where Aphrodite was worshipped.
Aphrodite's Rock is a sea stack off the coast of Pafos. Greek legend says it was the birthplace of Aphrodite. The beauty of the area combined with its mythology makes it a popular tourist spot. Also linked to Aphrodite is Mount Olympus in the Troodos Mountains, a popular Winter ski area. With its azure blue waters, white sands and palm trees Nissi Beach at Ayia Napa delivers a real touch of island paradise. To the West of the island is the Akamas National Park with gorges, valleys and sandy bays to explore. This protected environment is home to nearly 200 species of birds, mammals, reptiles and insects.
Only a small number of foreign films have used Cyprus as a location. Part of the 1960 epic Exodus directed by Otto Preminger and based on the novel by Leon Uris was shot in Famagusta. The thriller Beloved, starring Raquel Welch was filmed on location in Cyprus in 1970.
Sixt rental cars cannot be taken across border points into Northern Cyprus. Doing so invalidates any insurance cover.