Self-drive cars are also known as ‘Z cars’ because their registration number, which is shown on red plates, often starts with the letter ‘Z’.
Rates vary according to the category of the car, period of rental, period of the year and extras.
Cyprus is equipped with fairly good surfaced roads that comply with international traffic requirements, and link the towns and the various villages.
Four Motorway lanes connect the capital, Nicosia with the coastal towns of Limassol, Larnaca, Paphos and Ayia Napa.
Minor roads and forest roads are still largely not surfaced, but in good conditions. Appropriate care should be taken when using these roads, especially during wet weather.
Visitors in Cyprus can drive using a valid International Driving Licence, or their National Driving Licence, provided it is valid for the class of vehicle they wish to drive.
Insurance is charged extra. Drivers under 25 years of age holding a driving license for less than three (3) years at the time of rental must inform the car rental company, so that under-age insurance coverage is provided.
In the event of damages sustained to the rental car, the customer is responsible for a certain amount, depending on the category of car.
Please note: When hiring a car, the insurance is only valid within the area under the control of the Republic of Cyprus