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Car Hire and Taxis

It is not necessary to hire a car to have an excellent holiday from the apartments as they are in an ideal position to walk to all amenities as well as being near to bus routes for travel to places such as Coral Bay and the market in the upper town.

However, many people like to hire a car to travel further afield. (See also: Driving)

Taxis

If you do not wish to hire a car for the whole holiday it is possible to take a taxi from the airport. These prices are changing with the fuel price increases. In June 2008 the cost was around 25-30 from Paphos.
To be sure, it is a good idea to book your taxi and agree a price beforehand.
Most taxis are fairly luxurious e.g. Mercedes.

The following have received good reports from travellers on other sites (maybe a good publicity machine!?) We do not have personal experience of them but it may be worth getting quotes as they have vehicles of different sizes:


Stevies Taxi

(+357) 99 675191
Also have stretch limo for up to 6.

Christos Taxi

(+357) 99516226

"Rocky"

(+357) 9961198 
www.iwantataxicyprus.com

PAN Coaches

(+357) 24656734/ 99634308
www.pancoaches.com  Larnaca headquarters so do good rates from Larnaca as well within Paphos area

Other local taxis used by guests - who have put up their cards on the notice board - include:

Demos Taxi demotaxi@cytanet.com.cy (+357) 99 626654
Jack's Taxi jack.taxi@cytanet.co.cy (+357) 26819795, 99655068
Kyriakos Taxi mariostaxi@hotmail.com (+357) 99655064 (Kyriakos) or 99643853 (Marios)

However, if you hire a car from Paphos it is usually possible to arrange to pick up/deliver the car at Paphos airport at no extra cost. This will save you the cost of the taxi.
If you book to hire from Easyrentacar (see below) they will deliver a car to Larnaca airport for a much better price than taxis.
Others may do something similar if you ask.

Car Hire

There are several car hire companies at the end of the road from the apartments which should be convenient to hire a car for a shorter period than your whole holiday e.g. a day out. However, the companies are likely to give priority to longer rentals so this will be relatively more expensive and there may be a shortage of vehicles in high season. 3 days should be easier.

If you wish to travel over the unmade roads of the Akamas Peninsula or the Troodos mountains it is worth hiring a 4WD - mostly to get the extra clearance to travel over rutted and potholed tracks. (Ensure you know the terms of the insurance for this.)  However, ordinary saloon cars are satisfactory for the ordinary roads.
You may wish to consider air conditioning in summer.

It is often possible to negotiate better terms than the first offer or price on a web site.

The following car hire companies are worth considering. We are not making formal recommendations as different people have different experiences according to the arrangements they make.

Paphos
Chris Car Hire
 
 
 
(+357) 26221341
(+357) 99629769 (mob)
info@paphoshirecar.com
http://www.paphoshirecar.com 
 
Based in the centre of Kato Paphos but they may fetch you if you ring from the apartment.
 
 
Easy Rentacar ltd
 
 
 
(+357) 26813244
(+357) 99647632 (George mob)
(+357) 99539289 (Kula mob)
easycar@easyrentacarltd.com
www.easyrentacarltd.com
The nearest. On the left towards the Alexander the Great.
Nothing to do with Easyjet. George and Kula Nestoros. 
 
 
Elephant Rent a Car
 
 
 

(+357) 99699323
(+357) 99540846
info@elephantrentacar.com
www.elephantrentacar.com

Within easy walking distance on the main coast road. 
 
 
 
Larnaca
Petsas Car Rentals
 
(+357) 22662650
www.petsas.com.cy

 
Easy Rentacar ltd
 
As above
 
Based in Paphos but also available from Larnaca
 

Travelling to and from different airports

If you are arriving at Larnaca and wish to have a car for the duration of your stay it is usually logical to hire from Larnaca airport.
Most companies will, theoretically, agree to allow you to pick up at one airport and leave the car at another. They may make a charge for this. In reality you may find this a problem with the smaller companies so there will be a balance to consider between the costs of big companies' rental fees and the cost of a one-way taxi.

Special Note

When making bookings check for extras such as insurance, collision damage waiver or any other extras.

Be aware that it is the norm in Cyprus to pick up the car with a full tank but return it with as little fuel in as possible and you will then be charged for fuel. Not all require this, however. If you are unhappy with this approach you may try to negotiate something different. Good luck!

 

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