Ayia Napa car hire & scooter hire

Ayia Napa car hire & scooter hire

ayia napa car hireHaving a rental car is the ideal way to escape the madness of Ayia Napa’s core and catch a breath of fresh air in the countryside of Cyprus or along the coast. There are traditional villages to explore and some superb, tucked away beaches that are easy to reach with a car. Even within Ayia Napa, a rental car or scooter can be useful, as popular resort areas like Nissa Beach and Cape Greco are two kilometres or more from the centre of town, where all the action takes place.

For travellers flying to Ayia Napa via Larnaca Airport, the easiest option is to simply pick up a rental car directly at the airport. Several well-known international car hire companies have offices at Larnaca Airport, including Auto Europe, National, Avis, Alamo, Budget and more. Since the airport is some distance from Ayia Napa, the 45-minute taxi ride from the airport to the resorts can easily cost more than the daily rate to rent a car. Returning to the airport in a rental car is also convenient and economical, again saving lots of money that can be put to better use on holiday fun.

There are numerous local and international car hire agencies located within Ayia Napa Town as well, and some of them will even deliver a rental car right to your hotel. Another fun and popular way to get around Ayia Napa is on a scooter. There are dozens of small shops that rent scooters, quads and other recreational vehicles for use in and around Ayia Napa.

Scooters are easy to drive and very economical on petrol. The daily rental rates are significantly less than for a full-sized car and don’t require as much in the way of damage deposits and young driver fees. Of course, there is plenty of potential for danger when driving a scooter around the congested centre of Ayia Napa so it is highly recommended that you wear a helmet and never drive while intoxicated. Local police take drink driving very seriously, even on a scooter.

Besides the convenience of breezing between Nissa Beach and the centre of Ayia Napa, a rental vehicle gives you access to other hot spots in the area like Protaras. There is a whole string of beautiful beaches within an hour’s drive of Ayia Napa where hardly anyone goes, so for travellers seeking a bit of privacy and quiet, a rental car can really make a difference.