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        About Paphos

        Paphos is located in the southwest of the island and, according to mythology, is the birthplace of Aphrodite, the goddess of love, beauty, and fertility. In ancient Greek and Roman times, Paphos was the capital of Cyprus. Today, it is the cultural capital of Cyprus, and the fact that the entire city is on the UNESCO World Heritage List speaks volumes about its archeological significance. In 2017, this city was the European Capital of culture. Greek and Roman buildings, medieval castles, the first Christian monasteries - all these places will surely attract the attention of tourists.

        Paphos is considered the best destination in Cyprus for a romantic getaway or a relaxing, serious short break. The city is surrounded by picturesque bays and secluded beaches where you can endlessly enjoy the sound of the sea waves.

        Paphos and its surroundings offer everything for a quality and fulfilling holiday with excellent hotels with European service, taverns with delicious Cyprus cuisine, and beautiful, well-kept beaches with clear water.

        Basic info and car hire in Paphos

        • Location: Paphos is a coastal town in the southwest of Cyprus and the capital of Paphos District 
        • Population: 35.961 (2018 ) 
        • Official language: Greek and Turkish
        • Currency: Euro ( EUR ) 
        • Weather: The weather in Paphos is typical of all coastal towns in Cyprus, where summers are cooler and winters warmer than inland because of the sea. However, the sea influence is strongest here on the west coast. This means that in the hot season, Paphos is slightly cooler than other coastal towns.
        • Holidays in Paphos: In recent years Paphos has become one of the most popular resorts in Cyprus. There are many sites of historical and archaeological interest.
        • Internet coverage: Hotels, bars, restaurants, and cafes offer 
        • Road conditions:  Well-maintained, well-developed roads.
        • Car hire in Paphos:  Renting a car at Paphos Airport and Paphos Down Town at Orbit Car Hire gives you a lot of freedom to travel throughout Cyprus at your own pace. With a wide selection of vehicles, you can be sure to find the vehicle that suits your needs and will benefit you the most on your trip. 

         Driving in Paphos

        Driving is a good option in Cyprus, as public transport is not available everywhere at all times.  Roads connect villages and towns, with four-lane highways connecting the main cities of Nicosia, Limassol, Larnaca, Ayia Napa, and Paphos. Secondary roads and forest tracks are generally in good condition, although sometimes unpaved. Many mountain roads may be closed in winter. The Cyprus Police will keep you informed about the condition of the road network. The police also publish details of road closures or serious accidents on Facebook and Twitter. Up-to-date information on road conditions can be found at Troodos Mountains on the website Cyprus Ski Federation. Motorists should always have sunglasses handy as the bright lights can be dangerously blinding, especially in summer or if you are heading west in the late afternoon. Traffic moves on the left side. Visitors should drive defensively, as Cyprus has one of the highest rates of traffic fatalities in Europe. Plan for adequate stopping distance.

        • Age limits: the age limit is 21 years, depending on the car rental agency. Many of the agencies either charge a fee for young drivers fee if you are under this age, or do not allow you to rent the car at all. A Young Driver Fee may apply to drivers aged 21-24. 
        • International Driving Permit:  Yes, if your driver's license is not clearly identifiable as a Driving License, eg, it is in a non-Latin alphabet (eg Arabic, Chinese, Cyrillic, Japanese). 
        • Additional papers:  Identification (passport),  a valid driving license, and valid proof of insurance. (It is advisable to buy insurance at the car hire agency in case your policy doesn't cover you while driving in Cyprus). 
        • Additional requirements: Warning triangles, spare wheels are required as well as hands-free equipment with hearing aids are required when talking on the phone while driving. 
        • Children in the car:  All car occupants must wear a seat belt. Children under the age of twelve, or taller than 4ft 11in / 1.50 meters, may travel in the front passenger seat. 
        • Driving side of the road: Left. 
        • Lights:  Headlights are turned on at all times (day and night). 
        • General speed limits: Speed limits are usually clearly marked and are generally similar to speed limits in most other European countries. Speed limits are given in km/h (kilometers per hour) rather than mph (miles per hour), although in some places speed limits are given in both units.
        • Parking suggestions: The unofficial rule in Cyprus is that if a space is not occupied by another car, it is a potential parking space. Sometimes the police hand out fines for illegal parking, but this is rarely seen, so the fines have no real preventative effect.

        Car Hire in Paphos

        Most popular car hire at Paphos

        The most selected hire car in Paphos is the Fiat 500, Fiat Panda, and Renault Clio. Renault Capture is also a popular option. The most popular car types in Paphos are Economy and Mini. 

        Popular Driving Routes

        Popular One-Way car hire from Paphos

        Want to rent a car for a one-way trip? No worries! Orbit Car Hire offers a variety of one-way Car Hire options in many locations outside of Paphos. One-way car rental is ideal for cross-town or cross-country travel, saving time by not returning to your original location. Start your reservation with Orbit Car Hire and find great options on one-way car hire at locations across the Cyprus.

        • Paphos to Larnaca ( 1 hr 30 min - 137,0 km)
        • Paphos to Ayia Napa ( 1 hr 54 min -179,3 km)
        • Paphos to Limassol ( 46 min - 67,3 km)

        What to see in Paphos

        Paphos is the mythological birthplace of the goddess Aphrodite. Many tourists, therefore, like to swim around Aphrodite's Pillar, a mighty, solitary rock. It is located 20 km east of Paphos in the direction of Limassol. Further up the hill are also the remains of the sanctuary of Aphrodite. Paphos is a tourist and also a historical city in the southwestern part of the island. Here you can visit the Royal Tombs. The underground catacombs, carved into the stone, are at least 2400 years old. High priests and aristocratic representatives of the settlement at that time were buried in them. At the extreme point of the bay of the city is enthroned the fortress or city of Paphos. It is a Byzantine fortress, considered invincible to both Ottoman and Venetian conquerors. Next to the castle is the large archeological site of Kato Paphos, listed at UNESCO. 

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          Drive your rental car beyond Paphos

          In the northern part is Pano Paphos, a quieter part of the city, visited almost exclusively by tourists. Kato Paphos, on the other hand, is the epicenter of all events and in this part, there are clubs and cafes, and since it is on the south side, right by the sea, the most popular beaches are located here. In the very center of the city, there is an urban sandy beach. Faros is a beach nearby where there are many people. About 10 kilometers from Paphos is Coral Bay, a famous beach. It is very easy to reach by public transport. About 25 kilometers from Paphos is Petra Tou Riou, a rock on the coast where, according to legend, Aphrodite was born. The largest aqua park in Cyprus is located near the city, 10 kilometers away. Paphos is also known for its zoo. The beautiful natural oasis is 15 kilometers from the city center and is located near Coral Bay. It is known for a large number of birds, snakes, crocodiles, and goats that live here.

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          Where to eat, drink, and party in Paphos

          Paphos is slowly gaining a reputation in the world as a tourist destination and is therefore increasingly improving its gastronomy and nightlife. The town's restaurants offer many traditional Cypriot dishes, while the bars are known for their wide selection of wines and beers. The bars and nightclubs guarantee unlimited fun and dancing until the wee hours of the morning. Artists from all over the world visit the live music clubs in Paphos to thrill the audience.

        FAQ

        What you need to know about renting a car

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        How to make a booking with Orbit Car Hire?

        You can easily book your vehicle with Orbit Car Hire. First, you have to choose the date and location of your rental in our booking form. In the next step, you can pick out the vehicle you want from the list provided. After filling out the personal information form there is a step where you choose the payment method and you simply fill in your credit card information. In the end, you can print out your voucher, which is needed at the time of pick-up.

        What are the charges for security deposits?

        Every car rental has a security deposit policy. You will find the information about the security deposit while booking the vehicle or on your voucher. 

        What if I would like to change my booking?

        If you need to change your booking you have made through Orbit Car Hire please contact our customer support team at customerservice@orbitcarhire.com or by phone at +354 823 0165. You can cancel your booking free of charge at least forty-eight hours before your rental is due to start. For further information please read the Terms of Use. 

        How do I cancel my booking?

        You can cancel your booking free of charge at least forty-eight hours before your rental is due to start. For further information please read the Conditions of Use. Our customer service team will address your requests in due time:

        When do I pay for the rental car?

        You pay a small deposit when making the booking as a guarantee. The remaining balance is paid when you pick up your rental vehicle. Please keep in mind that the payment at the counter is paid in local currency. 

        What is included in the price?

        Most of the reservations made by Orbit Car Hire include unlimited mileage, local tax, mandatory fees, and collision damage waiver. In steps 1 and 2 in the booking process or on your voucher, you can see all the details about your booking inclusions.

        Are there any hidden fees?

        There are no hidden charges! All mandatory surcharges and fees are presented in the 3rd step of the booking process and our Terms and Conditions. Please note that additional charges may apply for some rentals in case of:

        • Out of hours surcharge (when picking up the vehicle out of office hours),
        • One way fee (when returning the vehicle at a different location),
        • The service charge for fuel (prepaid fuel policy),
        • Young/senior driver fee (this condition is set by the car hire company and is usually not about the regulation of the specific country),
        • Excess and deposit amount (before hiring you to need to make sure your credit card limit is high enough for the deposit amount to be blocked which usually equals the excess amount or higher).

        We advise our clients to read the Terms and Conditions carefully before the rental to avoid any surprises. Our knowledgeable customer service agents will gladly help you with any questions via phone, email, or live chat during our opening hours.

        What is a voucher and why do I need it?

        A voucher is a document that confirms your booking, the price for your booking, and the payment of your booking. It is mandatory to have your voucher with you at the time of pick up. If you do not have the voucher with you at the time of pick up, the vehicle provider may refuse to release the vehicle to you or can change the price of the rental.

        What is an airport or premium location fee?

        Premium location/airport fee is a fee that covers the location service costs. This fee is usually included in the price but may still occur at some locations and is charged locally.

        What is Premium Coverage and how does it work?

        Premium Coverage is an optional service by Orbit Car Hire which, if accepted, covers your financial accountability for damage or theft to the hired vehicle. This is not insured with a car hire company that reduces the excess amount, but a cover that refunds you in case the car hire company charges you for damage or theft. With this option, you will be reimbursed up to 3000 EUR. For more information, you can read the Terms and Conditions or contact us.

        How do I find cheap car hire?

        Prices vary frequently. It is best to book a car 3 to 8 weeks in advance of your desired pick-up date - this will ensure you get the cheapest rental rate. Alternatively, it is also possible to find cheap last-minute car hire. Find the best deal on car hire in Alicante!

        How many countries do you compare to?

        We at Orbit Car Hire compare car hire prices in over 140 countries, including popular destinations within Europe such as Portugal, Spain, Turkey, Greece, Cyprus, Iceland, Croatia, Malta, France, Slovenia, Germany. 

        What currency should I use to pay for the car?

        You can pay the confirmation fee on Orbit's page in EUR, GBP, ISK and USD. When you pick up your car hire you will pay the remaining balance in the currency that is in the country of pick up. 

        Can I rent a car from inside the terminal?

        You can hire a car from inside the terminal. When you compare our offers, you can filter "In Terminal" to see all the offers we have that are inside the terminal. 

        What is the cheapest car to rent?

        The cheapest car to rent is the Fiat 500, Volkswagen Up and Fiat Panda. 

        Can I add an additional driver to my booking?

        You can always add an additional driver to your booking when you are finding your deal on Orbit Car Hire. If you have already made a booking, you can contact us to add the additional driver. You can also add an additional driver to your booking when you pick up the vehicle. 

        What payment methods are accepted

        You can pay with a debit card and credit card when making a booking with Orbit Car Hire. We accept Mastercard and Visa. 

        Can I drop off my car at a different location?

        Yes, you can. When you look for car hire deals on our webpage you can press "Yes" to "Different drop off location" and you will see all the best deals for one-way car hire. 

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