19th of October 2009 0
Visitors to Cyprus sometimes come to the island and spend all their holiday in hotel compounds relaxing and getting a fabulous sun-tan, which with the Cyprus weather is guaranteed, whist this is the perfect destination for those pastimes – it is a shame to come all this way and not explore the island so grab some Cyprus road maps and maybe even look at Cyprus property for sale for your own place in the sun.
Holiday car hire in Cyprus is very accessible and easy to arrange, you just have to be over 25 with most companies and bring your driving licence and you are sorted. There are many businesses offering holiday car hire so it will pay to look around for the best deal. Most of the vehicles will have a tourist map in the paperwork given to you, but it if you intend to really explore it makes sense to get one of the Cyprus road maps that are foe sale in most general stores. The Cyprus Tourist Office (CTO) also has many maps and brochures available free of charge, just pop in and collect all you need.
The Cyprus road maps show that as the island is actually quite small and the network of highways is very good and links all the major towns, from there you can branch out and wander around at your leisure. If you prefer to have trips mapped out for you there are many guide books that will give you suggested routes that will take in spots you might otherwise miss. It is easy to spot a holiday car hire in Cyprus as all the vehicles have red number plates beginning with Z and are therefore known locally as Z plates.
Cyprus road maps also show the North of the island, but before you plan a trip there do check with your holiday car hire in Cyprus that you are allowed to take the vehicle across as many will not allow it. Turkish car insurance has to be bought by everyone crossing over the Green Line, but this may not be valid for cars that are rented so do enquire first.
Cyprus property for sale is very popular especially to UK citizens due mainly to the feeling of familiarity; most Cypriots speak English, driving is on the left and all the road signs are the same as the British and are in Greek and English, the legal and banking systems are both based on their British counterparts and satellite television means that you can still see your favourite shows! Also on Cyprus road maps are marked the Sovereign Bases where British Forces are based, which means there is also BFBS radios 1 and 2 and if you are near the bases you can sometimes pick up their television station as well. Added to all that there is of course the wonderful climate of long hot summers and mild winters, yet still having snow on the Troodos mountains – if you miss the cold!!