Paphos Airport Car Rental
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Paphos International Airport is the Cyprus’ second largest airport after Larnaca, and serves the southwest of the island. For visitors to the popular resorts of Limassol, Coral Bay, and Paphos itself it’s the ideal point of arrival. Only some six miles from the town of Paphos and some inviting beaches, you could be sunbathing and swimming shortly after touching down. Most visitors will want to rent a car to have the freedom to explore the island during their stay, and car rental from Paphos Airport is easily arranged right here through GoCarRental.com. Paphos district is one of the six districts of Cyprus, and the landscape is varied enough to interest the most demanding of visitors, with a coastline that has enchanting beaches, small hidden coves and bays with dramatic cliffs, as well as the mountains running parallel to the fertile coastal plain.
Things to Do in Paphos
The town of Paphos has a number of attractions, including the historic site of Kato Paphos Archaeological Park, and an attractive town beach. The region has an extraordinary number of ancient monastery buildings, the most popular for visitors being Saint Neophytos Monastery, about 10 miles north of Paphos, at the head of a picturesque valley, and Kykkos Monastery, situated high up in the Troodos Mountains. For beach and watersport enthusiasts the best sites are Kato Paphos, Coral Bay and Latsi. Further afield, the Akamas Peninsula is a protected wildlife and natural site at the furthest northwest corner of the island, and although you can’t drive right into the park on tarmac roads, there are wonderful walks and tracks to cover on a bike or in a 4x4.
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Saing Neophytos Monastery
Other attractions on Akamas are the loggerhead turtle sanctuary and the Baths of Aphrodite where the goddess supposedly bathed. This whole stretch of coastline faces west, and it’s worth visiting just for the amazing sunsets over the Mediterranean that will provide lasting memories. Heading inland from the coast you will come across small traditional villages where life has scarcely changed for the past fifty years, and scattered amongst the hills are some of the settlements abandoned by their Turkish populations after the Turkish invasion of the north of the island. The little villages of Souskiou and Evretou stand entirely deserted. Walking the Avakas Gorge can be a welcome and interesting change from the heat of high summer, and the hiking trail runs from Toxeftra at the coast to north of Agios Georgios,
Driving Around Paphos
Driving in Cyprus is straightforward compared to Greece or Turkey – the roads are well-surfaced and signage is clear, and the Cypriots drive on the left. There is an excellent road and motorway network linking Paphos Airport to the coastal regions of the northwest and resorts further south, (the A1 and A6) but if you are keen to explore deeper into the mountains, then a 4x4 is essential, as many of the roads and tracks are unsurfaced.