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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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          Enjoy the culture in Paphos

          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.

        My Booking

        What you need to know about renting a car

        How do you make a booking with Orbit Car Hire?

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

        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 the booking you made through Orbit Car Hire. Don't hesitate to contact our customer support team at or by phone at +44 20 8089 0089. 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 the case of:

        • Out-of-hours surcharge (when picking up the vehicle outside 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 (the car hire company sets this condition and is usually not about the regulation of the specific country),
        • Excess and deposit amount (before hiring, you need to ensure 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 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, and the payment of your booking. Having your voucher with you at the time of pick-up is mandatory. If you do not have the voucher at the pickup, the vehicle provider may refuse to release the vehicle to you or change the rental price.

        What is an airport or premium location fee?

        A 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 that, 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 refunds you if the car hire company charges you for damage or theft. With this option, you will be reimbursed up to 3000 EUR. You can read the Terms and Conditions or contact us for more information.

        How do I find cheap car hire online?

        Prices vary frequently. Booking a car 3 to 8 weeks before your desired pick-up date is best - this will ensure you get the cheapest rental rate. Alternatively, it is also possible to find cheap last-minute car hire. 

        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, and 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 of the pickup country. 

        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 a driver to my booking?

        You can always add a driver to your booking when finding your car hire 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 a driver to your booking when you pick up the vehicle. 

        What payment methods are accepted?

        You can pay with a debit and credit card when 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 see all the best deals for one-way car hire. 

        How can I add a flight number to my booking?

        You can add a flight number on our webpage when booking. If you already have a booking, email us at, and our customer service will add your flight number to the booking. 

        Do I have to pay for toll roads?

        If you drive where toll roads are required, you are responsible for paying for the toll roads on which you drive the rental vehicle. 

        What does deductible mean?

        If a rental car is damaged or even stolen while on rent, there will be a limit to how much the renter has to pay to repair or fix it. Excess (also known as deductible) is a name for the amount that has to be paid. This excess is different between countries and car rental companies in each country. Depending on the car rental company, this can include fire, vandalism, theft, or loss of use while the car is being repaired. You can read more about deductibles right here.

        What is a Collision Damage Waiver?

        Collision Damage Waiver, or CDW, is a basic car rental insurance offered to renters by a car company. CDW limits your financial liability in case of damages to the body of the hired vehicle with an excess. The driver is responsible for paying for the excess, but the car rental company waives the rest of the cost. This excess can be different between rent a car company.

        What is Theft Protection?

        Theft Protection is a car rental insurance that car rental companies offer. It protects the renter up to a certain amount from the risk of stealing the rental car or somebody trying to steal it. An excess, also known as a deductible, comes with each Theft Protection. This excess is the limit to what the renter would have to pay if the car is stolen or if somebody tries to steal it.

        Which brands can I compare with Orbit?

        With Orbit Car Hire, you can compare car hire with all the major car rentals like Europcar, Enterprise, Alamo, Sixt and Budget. You can also compare over 100 local companies from all over the world. 

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