The best way to see the island is to hire a car and do your own thing!  (You'll need your UK driving licence with you when hiring).  We can arrange this for you at preferential rates from a small reliable local company which you won't find on a web-site offering unbelievably cheap rates - or even 'free' hire when booked with a flight - only to add extras for the insurance excess waiver (which is often compulsory anyway!), taxes, wheels, etc. which make it a rather less attractive deal in the end.

With traffic driving on the left hand side of the road you will feel very much at home.  Distances and speed limits are indicated in kilometres per hour and all road signs are in both Greek and English.

Cyprus enjoys a low population density and driving is as stress-free now as you may remember driving in Britain used to be.  With street furniture telling you to do this or not to do that at a refreshingly minimalist level there is no oppressive and vindictive regime of controls and restrictions which are now persecuting motorists in the UK under the pretence of road safety!

Double yellow lines and others restrictions to the motorist are treated with a healthy disrespect and only rarely enforced so long as common sense is shown.  In fact the most likely place where speed checks are to be encountered is while driving through one of the three military British Sovereign Base Areas on the island.  At least it helps to make the UK service personnel posted there feel at home!

It is not uncommon to find that there is no other car in sight when using the modern motorway network which links Paphos to Limassol, Larnaca, Ayia Napa and the historic walled capital city of Nicosia.

But if you are looking for a break from driving, taxis are very good value and the local bus service is both cheap and regular - even on Sundays!  These popular services run every few minutes throughout the day in each direction and now run every 15 - 20 minutes until 11pm during the summer.

Several regular bus services run past the apartment and will take you to Coral Bay a few miles to the north or down into the tourist area of Kato Paphos with its ancient fort, Roman amphitheatre and mosaics.  All for a fixed single fare of about 1.50 Euros!  Other services run between Paphos and the major conurbations of Limassol, Larnaca and Nicosia.