The subtropical island of Cyprus, located in the Mediterranean, has most of the attributes anyone looking for a great holiday could hope for. The summer lasts on average for eight months and the average year round temperature is a pleasing 21-22°C (70-73°F) during the day.

With miles of sandy beaches such as Larnaca and Paphos, there is an abundance of relaxing space in which to soak up the sun, cool drink in hand. Should you ever tire of the beaches, almost a fifth of the island is covered in spectacular forests of breath-taking scenery and rich biodiversity.

Discovering Limassol

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Limassol (or Lemesos) is geographically the largest city in Cyprus and famous for holding the Limassol Carnival. This is usually held in February and while its origins reside in paganism it has morphed into a modern celebration characterised by fancy dress and street parties.

The Cyprian calendar is full of other great events for you to enjoy too. During the month of May, Limassol’s annual Flower Festival is held to welcome the arrival of spring.

Other festivals include the Festival of the Flood and the Festival of Ancient Greek Drama – so you’re sure to find something to do in Limassol, no matter what time of year you visit.

Exploring Cyprus

Cyprus is a relatively large island and a lot of it is rural and undeveloped. The best way to see its many sights is to rent a car in Cyprus. Taking your own car from the UK to Cyprus makes little economic sense and is far more difficult than catching a convenient flight to the island before renting a car in the local area.

You’ll need to take the necessary documents with you to do this but here at Avis we’ll make sure your car hire options are fully explained so that the process is as easy as possible.

Essentially, our Cyprus car hire is the same as it is in the UK. You’ll get the same high quality service and benefits with support as and when you need it. All our information is provided in multiple languages so you don’t need to worry about becoming fluent in Turkish or Greek before you leave – although learning a few useful phrases is still recommended for those who plan on enjoying some local bartering.

For more information about visiting Cyprus, visit the official Cyprus Tourist Office website.

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