Driving In Cyprus
Driving in Cyprus is most advisable, as regular transport service
is not available to all remote areas where many places of interest
are to be found.
Fairly good surfaced roads complying with international traffic requirements link the towns and various villages.
Four lane motorways connect the capital , Lefkosia with the costal towns of Lemesos, Larnaca and Paphos.
Minor roads and forest roads are still largely unsurfaced but in good to fair condition. Appropriate care should be taken when using these roads, especially during wet weather.
Important note: It is advisable to avoid driving on to these roads as insurance cover might not apply.
Driving LicenceVisiotors in Cyprus can drive using a valid international driving licence, provided it is valid for the class of vehicle they wish to drive.
Parking in no circumstances is allowed along a double yellow line.
Main Traffic Signs
Hands free driving is mandatoryDuring driving, driver should take all the necessary measures, so that his/her hands are free at all times in order to have full control of the vehicle. Therefore the use of a mobile phone is strictly prohibited.
Don't Drink When DrivingDriving or being in charge of a motor vehicle or pedal cycle with alcohol concentration in breath or blood above the prescribed limit, is an OFFENCE.
The predescribed limit in breath is 39 micrograms of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath. The predescribed limit in blood is 90 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood.
Security Of Your Vehicle
In Case Of Emergency/AccidentIn case of an accident please offer your help to any injured persons. You should then notify the police and your Car Hire Company's emergency service number before you leave the area. Please also make sure to take the other party's name, vehicle registration number and insurance policy number.
Petrol StationPetrol stations in Cyprus are open from 7:00am to 18:00 every day except Tuesday afteeernoon and Sunday aftzernoon. In addition, petrol stations are closed on Sundays and all Public Holidays. Still ATM machines are available and accept cash & credit cards.
Important Note for North CyprusPlease note that few passages to the Northern Occupied side of Cyprus have been opened recently. We strongly advise you not to travel there by car as insurance companies do not offer any cover. Driving into areas occupied by the Turkish army is done on your own risk.