There’s nothing quite as nice as dropping the car window and feeling the fresh, salty air in your hair while you’re driving along the seaside. Pack some snacks and spend a couple of hours enjoying the sun at one of the stunning beaches near Akrotiri. Picturesque options include:
Ladies Mile Beach (3 miles away).
Kourion Beach (7 miles away).
Dasoudi Beach (9 miles away).
You’ll be happy to hear that there’s a wide variety of both luxury and economy rental vehicles available in Akrotiri. What you end up going for is largely dependent on how much you’re willing to spend and what you plan to do. Prestige vehicles often spare no expense when it comes to mod cons and comfort. If you want to indulge yourself, why not grab a high-end SUV, or perhaps a cushy mid-size sedan? Alternatively, if you’re just after a car to get from A to B as economically as possible, stick with an economy compact vehicle (or something else that won’t burn a hole in your wallet).
Drivers stick to the left-hand side of the road in Akrotiri. If you’re planning to discover this destination on wheels, be aware that the steering wheel will be on the right. It could take a little getting used to!
In Akrotiri, the maximum default speed limit outside a built-up area is 100km/h. (The minimum is 50km/h.) When approaching residential streets, bear in mind that unless specified otherwise, the limit is 50km/h.
More often than not, your chosen rental car company will charge the amount listed on the fine to your credit card, including local surcharges. Otherwise, they may provide your contact details to the relevant local authority, who’ll then issue a fine directly to you.
Provided you have hands-free functions like Bluetooth enabled, it’s fine to use your phone while operating a vehicle in Akrotiri. But be sure to keep your eyes on the road.
The legal BAC (blood alcohol content) limit while operating a vehicle in Akrotiri is 0.05%. If you’ve got a big night planned, leave your rental wheels behind and organize another way of getting home instead.
It’s illegal to turn at a red light in Akrotiri. If you encounter one, enjoy a mindful moment until the signal goes back to green.
Subject to a few exceptions, seat belts must be worn when the vehicle is in motion in Akrotiri and Dhekelia.