Drive Stay Holidays in Cyprus
Take one of our popular drive-stay routes and discover the Islands hidden valleys, picturesque villages and historic relics of the past. Tochni & Kalavassos village are located only 10 minutes drive from the beach offering a wide selection of outdoor activities such as cycling, mountain biking, walking routes & horse riding.
Several Itineraries are listed below, but feel free to make your own suggestions; we are only too pleased to help you plan your route. Cars are provided on an unlimited mileage basis and can be booked airport to airport. Itineraries and hotels can be varied to suit your needs.
Suggested brief Itineraries:
Arrive PAPHOS Airport.
Pick up self-drive car from Paphos airport.
1000cc small car rental with air/conditioning.
Travel to Limassol for 2 nights stay.
Overnight at 3* Hotel Limassol – (on the coastal tourist area of Limassol)
After breakfast drive from Limassol around the wine villages area.
Visit to Omodhos.
Back to Limassol.
Overnight at 3* Hotel Limassol
After breakfast drive from Limassol to Larnaca.
En route visits to Lefkara/ Kiti Angeloktisti/ Hala Sultan Tekke / St Lazarus.
Overnight at 3* city centre Hotel – Larnaca
After Breakfast drive From Larnaca to Nicosia (capital)
En route visits to Idalion ancient kingdom (Dhali).
Afternoon visit to Old Nicosia. (Byzantine museum)
Time permitting visit Cyprus Museum (preferably) (if not can visit before departure following day morning)
Overnight at 3* city centre Hotel – Nicosia
After breakfast Visit to Nicosia (Cyprus Museum). (If already visited then proceed to Mountain).
From Nicosia to Troodos mountain.
En route visits to Kalopanayiotis (St John Lampadist Unesco heritage church)
Via Pedoulas visit to Archangel Michael – Unesco heritage church)
Then on to Kakopetria for visit to Unesco heritage church.
From Kakopetria to top of the mountain troodos square.
Overnight at 3* Hotel in Troodos area.
After breakfast proceed to Paphos via Polis Chrysochous.
Mostly driving through the Cedar Valley.
Stop for coffee at Forest station. Can visit the Moufflons. (symbol of Cyprus animal).
Via the picturesque mountain and then sea view arrive Polis. (tourist resort)
Possible visit to Marion Museum (time permitting)
Proceed to Paphos via main road. (optional via agrotourism)
Overnight at Anemi Hotel 3* – Paphos for 2 nights stay. (lower Paphos city centre)
After Breakfast visit to Paphos museum.
Visit to St Paul Pillar.
Visit to Paphos mosaics.
Free for the rest of the day.
Overnight at Hotel in Paphos.
After breakfast Free at Leisure.
Depart to Paphos airport
Drop off vehicle at Paphos airport
Drive and Stay package includes:
7 night’s accommodation as per programme above.
Breakfast included in accommodation
7 days car rental 1000cc vehicle with air conditioning
Credit card charges by clearing house included in the price.
VAT charges included in the price.
Services of our organisation.
Fuel, ADW insurance
Entrance fees to sights
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Detailed Itinerary may be provided with reservation.
Drive and Stay self drive holidays includes:
- Car rental upon arrival at Larnaca or Paphos Airports
- 2 nights accommodation in Limassol - Southern Cyprus
- 2 nights accommodation in Paphos - Western Cyprus
- 1 night accommodation in the Heart of Troodos mountain
- 1 night accommodation in Nicosia - Capital
- 1 night accommodation in Larnaca - Southern Cyprus
- 3* Standard or 4* Superior Hotels
- Bed and Breakfast
- Car Rental airport tax
- Collission Damage Excess Waiver
- Drop off at any of Cyprus Airports
- Flights to Cyprus
- Fuel in Vehicle
- Entrance fees to sights
- Extra driver or Baby seats payable at extra cost.
- Travel Insurance
Driver's minimum age at 23
Price validity from 1/4 - 30/6/15
Minimum 2 persons sharing a twin room
3* package at EUR360 per person.
4* package on request.
Limassol: South Cyprus -
4* Superior - Mediterranean Beach Hotel
The Mediterranean Beach Hotel is located on the southwest coast of Cyprus on the Bay of Limassol. The hotel is set in landscaped gardens looking out over a blue flag sandy beach and has a commanding view of the hotel’s split level swimming pool, terraced gardens and the Mediterranean Sea. It is a 10 minute drive, approximately 8 kilometres, from the town centre of Limassol which offers visitors all the facilities of a major town. The hotel itself is surrounded by tourist amenities with shops, restaurants and bars and just 40 minutes drive away are two major golf courses. Larnaca International Airport is located 63 kilometres from the hotel and Paphos International Airport is 60 kilometres away, both approximately a 45 minute drive. The Mediterranean Beach Hotel offers a wide variety of accommodation with inland, pool or sea views and caters for families and couples of all ages. There are six restaurants offering fine or casual dining, three bars, a snack bar, full conferencing facilities, outdoor and indoor swimming pools, a health club with gym and spa facilities and a sandy beach.
5* Boutique Londa Hotel
If you're looking for a chic, boutique beachfront hotel offering discreet personalised service then Londa Hotel, in Limassol, is for you.
As you would expect from an Italian-designed property, the 68 rooms and suites are stylishly furnished; expect crisp linens, luxurious bath products and the latest coffee machine. Most of the accommodation offers panoramic sea views. The Sea View Suite and Executive Suite are highly recommended.
You will find it difficult to drag yourself away from the beautiful pool that overlooks the sea and sheltered cove, but spend a day exploring the surrounding countryside with a hire car, then retreat back to Londa for an indulgent spa treatment.
Dining at Londa is a treat. From a bustling breakfast vibe in the morning to a romantic dinner ambience, the Caprice Restaurant delivers on style and cuisine. Head to the Caprice Bar for a post-dinner cocktail, accompanied by lounge music provided by the resident DJ.
Paphos - Western Cyprus
4* Superior Athena Royal Beach Hotel (adult focus)
Athena Royal Beach Hotel is an adult-focused, four star, waterfront hotel in Kato Paphos. Places of archaeological interest, restaurants, bars and shops are located at a convenient short distance. A few metres away from the hotel entrance is a bus stop and taxis are always available. Parking in the hotel car park is free for guests.
The resort is situated 15km away from the Paphos airport and 140 km from Larnaca airport. Two excellent golf courses are within a short driving distance. All the rooms offer large balconies with majestic views of the sea or of the hotel’s extensive gardens.
Room facilities include air conditioning and heating, flat screen LCD satellite TV and radio, bathrobes and slippers, safety deposit boxes, fridge, hairdryer, ironing, espresso machine as well as tea and coffee making facilities.
The leisure facilities of this hotel comprise 3 freshwater swimming pools, indoor and outdoor Jacuzzis, a floodlit tennis court, a 24-rink green bowls court and mini golf. Enjoy some fine dining at the hotel’s varied theme nights and even a romantic candlelit dinner!
In the hotel spa there is a heated pool, saunas, steam bath, well equipped fitness room, and a hairdressing salon. A good choice of professional massages as well as facial and body treatments are available.
Larnaca - Eastern Cyprus
4* Superior Sun Hall Hotel - City Centre Hotel
The stylish, contemporary beach side hotel with prompt service, expansive meeting and event facilities, supreme hospitality and service, a wealth of desirable dining options and hotel amenities, will appeal to families and business professionals alike. The artistic interiors add a lavish welcome atmosphere to the hotel; the parquet floor, the white marble, the elegant wooden furnishings, all create a homely atmosphere.
With 113 guestrooms and suites, the hotel is situated in the heart of the city, at the central coastal promenade. Sun Hall Hotel reflects the contemporary style, through its deluxe accommodation with all rooms equipped with international standard facilities and amenities: mini bar and personal safe, high speed internet connection, satellite TV, air conditioning and private balcony. Superior rooms are particularly spacious, featuring additional seating arrangements.The Sun Hall Hotel in Larnaca, combines indulgent four star accommodation, with first-class customer service, for guests demanding the very highest standards of hospitality.
Cyprus General Information
Area : 9,250 sq km (of which 3,355 sq km are in the Turkish Occupied Cypriot area)
Population : 796,740 (July 2009 est.)
Capital : Nicosia
Languages : Greek, English, Turkish
Currency : EURO
Government type : republic
Climate : temperate; Mediterranean with hot, dry summers and cool winters
In Cyprus, island, a 10% service charge is sometimes added to a restaurant bill; if not, then a tip of a similar percentage is expected. Taxi drivers and hotel porters always appreciate a small tip. Bargaining is not normally part of the shopping scene in Cyprus, neither in the North nor the South.
The Republic’s unit of currency is the Euro (€). Euro notes come in denominations of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500. It is often difficult to get change for a €500 note. One euro is divided into 100 cents. Coins of 1, 2 and 5 cents are copper-coloured; coins of 10, 20 and 50 cents are gold-coloured; 1 and 2 euro coins are gold-and-silver coloured.
Banks in Cyprus exchange all major currencies in either cash or travellers cheques.
Cyprus entered the euro zone in 2008.
You will find ATMs in most towns and in most larger villages throughout the Republic of Cyprus.
Credit cards can be used in stores, restaurants, supermarkets and petrol stations. In the latter, you can even buy petrol after hours with your credit card from automatic dispensers.
Situated at the maritime crossroads of the eastern Mediterranean basin, Cyprus has a rich and varied history. Many invaders, settlers and immigrants have come here over the centuries, and the island has seen Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Lusignans, Genoese, Venetians, Ottomans, British and Turks seek to take a part of Cyprus for themselves. Cypriots, whether Greek or Turkish, are proud of their nation and feel a strong sense of national identity. The division of their island in 1974 is viewed by many as a temporary setback, and Cypriots look to the day when Cyprus will be a united island once again.