Hiring a car is not absolutely necessary, but does allow you to visit the more beautiful, remote areas and places of interest that are not accessible by public transport. Driving is on the left hand side as in the UK and all the road signs are in English, with distances in kilometres.
It is very easy to arrange for a car to be waiting for you at the airport when you arrive and left at the airport when you leave. This will avoid the cost of transfers from the airport and save time as all the paperwork will be sorted out beforehand. Hire cars are easily recognisable by their distinctive red licence plates.
We always book in advance through Zest Car Rental. Their prices are fully inclusive with no hidden extras. They search for the best prices available from the major car hire companies operating out of Paphos Airport. Another company to try is Easy Car. It is advisable to choose a company that operates a fair fuel policy, which allows you to return the car with the same amount of fuel you picked it up with.
If you decide to hire a car for a few days once you're in Paphos, there are plenty of car hire companies to choose from. However you decide to hire, you will need to have a full UK driving licence with you.