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Rental car tour - Cyprus

Cyprus treasures

Highlights

  • In eight days, you’ll flexibly discover Paphos, Limassol, and Nicosia in a rental car

  • Get to know Cyprus’s diversity

  • Visit cultural monuments and mystical locations

  • Stay in specially selected five-star luxury hotels

  • Includes rental car category C2 and breakfast in your accommodations

Description

Let the enchanting sights of Cyprus impress you on this 8-day rental car tour: from the spectacular cultural monuments to the archaeological sites. You will visit the ancient port city of Paphos, spend three days in Limassol, and get to know the divided island capital Nicosia. Cyprus is a travel destination that you can explore flexibly and according to your wishes.

Destination

Europe

Paphos - Limassol - Nikosia

The first day of your trip begins after landing at Larnaca International Airport. Pick up your rental car and head to your first accommodation.

Paphos is on the southwest coast and is an ideal travel destination for those interested in nature and culture. Its many ancient relics and excavations make it a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

In the ancient port city, one highlight follows the next. Visit the archaeological park, one of the island’s south’s richest finds, and immerse yourself in an earlier, almost forgotten world. A fascinating collection of mosaics, the house of Dionysus, the agora, and the medieval fortress Saranta-Kolones are just some of the sights that await you.

Stroll through the sprawling Chrysopolitissa complex and let your gaze wander over the foundations of the 4th-century Christian basilica. Can you see the white Paulus column on the western side? Legend has it that the apostle Paul was tied up and scourged here.

Of course, don’t forget to check out the other numerous attractions that Paphos offers. The old town, picturesque harbor, and the royal tombs of Nea Paphos are all worth a visit.

After this eventful day, you can look forward to relaxation in your luxurious design hotel.

Best travel time: You can visit Cyprus year-round. You should plan your vacation between June and August if you want warm temperatures. Winter sports enthusiasts can even ski in the Troodos Mountains until March.

Travel time Larnaka Airport - Hotel Paphos: approx. 1 hour 30 minutes / approx. 135 km

2 nights with breakfast in Paphos, Cyprus

Today you’ll visit the Akamas Peninsula, about 40 kilometers away.

On the way, you’ll make a stop in the small village of Tala and visit the Ayios Neophytos monastery. In front of a dreamlike backdrop, in the heights of Paphos, you’ll experience a proper place of peace and contemplation. Continue your journey, pass the small fishing village of Latchi, and visit the Baths of Aphrodite — a natural cave in the shade of a fig tree, where the goddess of love is said to have enjoyed a bath. After exploring the area on your own, head back south until you see the magnificent Coral Bay. Several picturesque stretches of beach, making this an ideal spot for relaxing and diving into the corals.

Overnight with breakfast in Paphos, Cyprus

After refreshing yourself with a hearty breakfast, leave Paphos and head east to Limassol. A must-see is the small village of Kouklia, where you can marvel at the Temple of Aphrodite, the small Katholiki Church, quaint frescos, and other artifacts found on the temple grounds. From here, discover Aphrodite’s birthplace, Petra Tou Romiou, which is also known as one of the most beautiful beaches in Cyprus. This mystical place glistens with legends about the Greek goddess of beauty and love. Legend says that she rose from the sea for the first time in front of this coastal landscape. Have your camera ready and capture photos of the azure sea where Aphrodite originated!

Continue your journey to more mystical destinations. Discover the Temple of Apollo Hylates and the ruins of Kourion on your way to Limassol. Another attraction is the medieval Kolossi Castle, one of the best-preserved castles in Cyprus.

In the course of the afternoon, you’ll arrive at your luxurious beach hotel, the Londa Beach Hotel. Freshen up before venturing out onto the bustling streets of Limassol. Stroll through the winding streets of the picturesque old town and let the historical flair inspire you.

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Travel time Hotel Paphos - Hotel Limassol: approx. 1 hour / approx. 80 km

Overnight stay with breakfast in Limassol, Cyprus

What are you in the mood for today? Design the day according to your wishes! Whether you want to focus on culture or nature, you’ll get your money’s worth in Cyprus.

We recommend a trip to the Troodos Mountains, about three hours away. It’s known as the Black Forest of Cyprus, an extensive forest area ideal for excursions and hikes. Make a stop at Kykkos Monastery along the way. The monastery, which dates back to 1100, is 1160 meters above sea level and is home to one icon attributed to the apostle Luke.

Also worth seeing: Agios Ioannis Lambadistis Monastery (nestled in the small mountain village of Kalopanayiotis) and the Panagia you Arakos Church (UNESCO World Heritage Site located between the two towns of Lagoudera and Saranti).

If you’re interested in Cypriot cuisine, we recommend visiting a typical wine village. Travel north to the Krasochoria region and learn Cyprus’s traditional way of making wine. In another wine village called Koilani, visit the small winery Vlassides in Omodos and Gerolemo. Tip: you can find the best red wine in Cyprus in the picturesque wine village of Vasa.

2 nights with breakfast in Limassol, Cyprus

After three days in Limassol, you’ll leave for the last destination: Nicosia. It’s known as the last divided capital in the world. The island capital has about 280,000 inhabitants and offers a wide variety of cultural and historical sights.

Cyprus divides into southern and northern parts, and so is Nicosia — the north region is inhabited by the Turks and the south by the Greeks. Nowadays, you don’t have to choose one or the other half of the island. You can easily explore all the city’s sights via the shopping street.

The old town is south of the city, surrounded by a five-kilometer-long Venetian fortress wall. Stroll through the winding streets and marvel at the 17th century Orthodox St. John’s Cathedral. Other highlights are the Archbishop’s Palace, next to the Icon Museum and Cyprus Museum.

In Nicosia’s northern part, don’t miss the magnificent Selimiye Mosque and the former Büyük Han caravanserai.

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Travel time Hotel Limassol - Hotel Nicosia: approx. 50 minutes / approx. 75 km

Overnight stay with breakfast in Nicosia, Cyprus

Today you’ll fly back home. Depending on the departure time, you’ll leave your hotel and drive to Larnaca International Airport, where you’ll drop off your rental car and start your return flight.

We would be happy to organize an extension of your stay in Nicosia or another location. We can also book you a higher-quality rental car category, for example, a VW Beetle Cabrio or Mercedes E-Class. Contact us today; we are happy to help!

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Almyra*****, Paphos, Cyprus (3 nights)

The design hotel belongs to the Thanos Group and is an oasis of calm. It nestles in eight hectares of gardens and hotel direct access to the sea. The lively city center of Paphos, with its many archaeological attractions, is only a few minutes from the hotel. The stylish hotel has 189 spacious rooms and suites furnished in a modern design. During your stay, you can look forward to three restaurants and bars that will spoil you with classic grill specialties, Greek delicacies, freshly caught fish and seafood, and culinary delights at the highest level. Relax by the spacious outdoor pool or treat yourself to a break at the in-house spa area.

Londa Beach Hotel*****, Limassol, Cyprus (3 nights)

Londa Beach Hotel nestles directly on Limassol Beach. All 68 rooms and suites offer a private atmosphere and a fantastic view of the Mediterranean Sea. A highlight is a personalized service. At the in-house restaurant Caprice, you can enjoy the most refined delicacies made from local and high-quality products. In addition to an outdoor pool, the luxurious Londa Beach Hotel has a spa area and a fitness room. After about five kilometers, you’ll reach the picturesque old town: a great cultural offer and stylish boutiques that await you.

The Landmark Nicosia*****, Nicosia, Cyprus (1 night)

The luxurious hotel is ideal for getting to know the island capital Nicosia in peace. The 294 elegantly furnished rooms await you, all of which have a television, a desk, and a private balcony. Start the day with a rich breakfast and pamper yourself at the Fontana Restaurant with excellent national and international cuisine delicacies. In the Pergola Grill & Bar, you can enjoy refreshing cocktails and hearty snacks during the day, while the restaurant serves the finest grill specialties and wines in the evening. You can find live piano music in the Paddock Bar, and after a successful sightseeing tour through the city, you can relax by the inviting outdoor pool.

Duration of the trip: 8 days / 7 nights

Including

  • 7 nights in the mentioned accommodations or similar:

    • 3 nights at Almyra***** with breakfast in an Inland View Room in Paphos

    • 3 nights at Londa Beach Hotel***** with breakfast in a Superior Side View Room in Limassol

    • 1 night at The Landmark Nicosia***** with breakfast in a Standard Room in Nicosia

  • 8 days rental car of category C2 (VW Polo with air conditioning or similar)

  • One-time handling fee

Excluding

  • International flights
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned in the scope services
  • Excursions (visits, admissions, etc.)
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Travel insurance

Notes

  • You can also book high-quality rental car categories through your travel advisor (e.g. VW Beetle Cabrio or Mercedes E-Class)

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