Total area: 9 251 km² (3,568 sq. mi)
Population: 0.84 Million (Dec 2011)
The Republic of Cyprus (plainly “Cyprus”, or the “Island of Aphrodite” due to its mythical past) is a Eurasian island country in the Eastern Mediterranean, south of TURKEY and west of Syria and Lebanon. It is the third largest island in the Mediterranean Sea and one of the most popular tourist destinations in the region. An advanced, high-income economy with a very high Human Development Index, the Republic of Cyprus was a founding member of the Non-Aligned Movement until it joined the European Union on 1 May 2004.
One of the more well known Cyprus facts is that the island is blessed with sunshine for over 320 days per year. Cyprus summers are normally hot and dry (temperatures between 36-42 degrees °C (96.8 to 107.6 ºF), especially more so in and around the Capital Nicosia.
Winters are pleasantly warm, daytime temperatures run between 12-18 degrees °C (53.6 to 64.4 ºF ), unless you intend in visiting the higher mountain region of Troodos, where it can get very cold, especially thanks to the contributing wind chill factor existing in those higher altitudes.
The Tourism industry and its various Hotel and other Accommodation (e.g. Hotel Apartments, Bungalows, rural Agrotourism and other Urban Villa Complex ) offerings in Cyprus are as diverse as the History of the island itself.
The Cyprus Tourism Industry accounts for annual arrivals of about 2 Million overseas visitors annually and as much as 2.4 Million almost a decade ago (2001). Most of its tourism traditionally originates from GREAT BRITAIN (between 52% to 55% of total arrivals) and more recently GERMANY, RUSSIA, the Scandinavian countries and GREECE. It is vibrant and modern sector with some hotels built in the last decade and a large number of them being revamped. Transportation and road infrastructure is more than sufficiently equipped to support the wide range of activities offered within the Tourism Sector such as Nature trails, private transport services etc. Agrotourism is growing annually with many travelers induced to visit some exquisite Motel and Bungalow Type units recently revamped across the Troodos Region.
As Cyprus has long been a very popular destination as it enjoys a most enviable 340 days of sunshine per year, this most attractive weather attribute, is also coupled with its range of luxury hotels, diverse food variety and tastes, a versatile private transport sector, its many clean beaches with turquoise waters and an ever growing attention to increasing overseas visitor’s leisure activities such as golf, spas, brand new and attractive real estate developments and new modern marinas on the build. With the introduction of the European Blue Flag Campaign, Cyprus had (in 2011) Fifty Six beaches that have been awarded an exclusive eco-friendly label by an international jury, signifying their compliance to stringent environmental regulations, according to a report (http://www.blueflag.org/).
Car Hire in Cyprus with MisterHire.Com
Public transport services are improving with recent new and modern modes of transport, but generally not very abundant on the island, so allowing yourselves in booking early a low cost car hire in Cyprus before you go is a must. Demand for Cyprus Car Hire is great in the High car rental Season (April to October) so an early booking will save you from disappointment from Cyprus car rental fleets fluctuating availability and also guarantee you truly cheap car rental rates. MisterHire.Com is currently offering a diverse range of vehicles (with more car rental options being added), so you may choose from economy, saloon compact, 4x4, convertible, 7-seater vehicles and MPV’s that may carry 8-10 people any given time.
Having secured many locations across the island where we have arranged for you to effortlessly pick up your Cyprus car rental such as Larnaca and Paphos International Airports. Limassol has since the early 80’s been the ever-transforming town, without forgetting the cosmopolitan breeze of the capital Nicosia, and without omitting the vibrant hotspots of Ayia Napa and Protaras, MisterHire.Com provides you with excellent mobility choice for your return or one way CYPRUS CAR RENTALS.
Although popular to hire in Cyprus, open top jeeps like the Suzuki Jimny or the Vitara, are ideal for a holiday for the most adventurous of individuals, especially when residing by its lovely coastline hotels or residences. If on the other hand, you prefer a sense of comfort, our saloon and compact group hire cars in Cyprus come with a range of factory extras to keep you both cool (A/c systems) and entertained (CD or even DVD players-where applicable).
What to do with your Rental Car from MisterHire.Com
Nature Trails, Wine Paths and Culinary hotspots (mostly in Limassol & Nicosia), Historic Buildings and Sites, Bungee Jumping, BUGGY RENTAL, Car Hire, Limo Rentals, Yacht and Helicopter Chartering, Shopping, Golf and overall meaningful Leisure combining also business and pleasure, are only some of the activities and services you may easily indulge in, sometimes easily making you diverge from your pre-visit holiday plan!
Driving in Cyprus
Traffic moves on the LEFT hand-side of the road (as per the British System of road traffic), NOT on the right.
Because of the sometimes intense brightness of the clear Mediterranean sky, drivers are advised to wear sunglasses.
The prescribed limit in breath is 22 microgram of alcohol per 100 milliliters of breath (0.22).
Driver should have 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
• The speed limit on motorways is 100 Km/h (62 mph)
• Rural roads: 80 km/h (48 mph), unless otherwise indicated
• Developed areas (towns and villages): 50 Km/h (30 mph), unless otherwise indicated
• Speeding is penalised with a fine
Speed checks are frequent as the police try to curb the high death rate on Cyprus' roads. Traffic wardens within city limits are ever present, ready to fine motorists using mobile phones while driving, not wearing a seatbelts etc. There are plans within 2013 for permanently-placed speed cameras to be rolled out over time on locations, including fixed speed cameras on the Nicosia to Limassol motorway.
Police may use mobile cameras during their speed checks.
Source: Angloinfo Cyprus