Car Hire at Paphos Airport
Car Hire at Paphos Airport
Paphos Airport (PFO) is the second largest airport in Cyprus after Larnaca Airport (LCA) and is situated right on the A6, a major road on the south of the island. This means you can land at the airport and be exploring Cyprus in under an hour, particularly if you arrange your car hire in advance.
What I need to know
Cyprus is a popular holiday destination, meaning Paphos Airport car hire can be very competitive. To save you having to compare car hire deals at the start of your trip, we can take care of this before you arrive. We check over 1,500 suppliers to make sure you've got the perfect car waiting for you upon your arrival.
Where to pick up my car
The Paphos Airport car rental desks can be found in the main arrivals lobby, which you will reach once you have passed through the baggage reclaim area. Make sure you've got all your booking paperwork and your driving licence to hand, and you'll soon be on your way to exploring the beautiful island of Cyprus.
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“The pick-up was easy, it took 5 minutes from arriving at the desk to driving out the car, and the return took even less time.”
Where to go
Cyprus may be an island, but it's not the smallest, meaning car hire is the best way to get around. Take a trip to the capital Nicosia, explore the vast wilderness of Paphos Forest and marvel at the mighty Mount Olympus before heading towards the isle's gorgeous coast and Mediterranean ocean views.
Nearby Paphos Airport
Just 25 minutes' drive from Paphos Airport is the Tomb of the Kings, housing eight royal tombs from the third century BC. Aphrodite is believed to have landed at Paphos after rising from the sea, so several monuments to the Greek goddess can be found nearby. A 25-minute journey will also take you to the Roman remains of Kato Paphos Archaeological Park.
Cyprus capital Nicosia (1 hour, 35 minutes from Paphos Airport) is home to Buyuk Han, the island's largest caravanserai (travellers' inn), as well as its oldest museum. Drive 90 minutes to Paphos Forest for stunning scenic walks or head to party town Ayia Napa (1 hour, 45 minutes away) for a livelier atmosphere.
Eating and drinking
Traditional Cypriot cuisine is very similar to that of Greece, with souvlaki (kebabs usually made from pork or lamb), kleftiko (a slow-cooked stew made from meat and vegetables) and stuffed vine leaves all worth trying during your visit, accompanied by a glass of the local wine.
Things to do
The nearby Tombs of the Kings are steeped in history and legend, providing a glimpse into the burial rituals of the nobility in around 312 BC. Meanwhile, the House of Dionysos is an authentic Roman villa that has undergone restoration over the years to protect the many mesmerising mosaics that depict the Greek god of wine Dionysus, dating from the second century AD.
Paphos is home to sandy beaches and clear blue waters, making it ideal for a spot of snorkelling. Nearby Coral Bay features several sea caves that are crying out to be explored. Who knows what kind of sea life and underwater flora and fauna you'll get to see? A little further along the coast, you'll come to Lighthouse Beach, providing even more glorious ocean views.