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Driving Tips in Cyprus

Car Hire Depot information in Cyprus

DriveAway offers the best car hire rates and vehicle choices with reputable suppliers in Cyprus. Our Suppliers are located throughout major cities of Cyprus.

Car Hire Driving Distances in Cyprus

Driving Licence

A full valid driver’s license is required for a minimum of 1 year. An International Driving Permit is recommended for Australian drivers licence holders.

Age Restrictions

Generally the minimum age is 21 years, but can vary between the car hire company and location. Maximum age limits apply in some locations, a young/senior driver surcharge may apply. Please check Terms and Conditions when making an enquiry or booking.

Rules and Regulations

General driving rules and regulations in Croatia;


It is mandatory for motorists to carry two red warning triangles in their vehicle, and to be used in the event of an accident, incident or breakdown.

Child Safety Seats

Children under 5 years of age must be seated in the back seats of the vehicle and be fasted in an appropriate restraint.

Speed Limits

Speed traps are set up by police to catch speeding motorists, you should maintain your speed to the speed posted to avoid the risk of getting fined. Traffic light cameras are also set up to catch motorists passing red lights. Below are the speed limits in Croatia unless signed otherwise;

  • Urban Roads (built up areas): 50 km/h
  • Rural Roads (outside towns): 80km/h
  • Motorways: 100km/h

Drink Driving

The legal blood alcohol content (BAC) limit in Cyprus is 0.04g/100ml. Fines and possible imprisonment apply is caught over the limit.


There are no highway tolls current in Cyprus.

Road Signs

Road Signs in Cyprus adopts the standardization of the Vienna Convention on Road Signs and Signals which is used by many European countries, but with slight variance. Signs in Cyprus are commonly in the countries local language however English is used on some city roads and state highways. Warning Signs are generally triangular in shape with a red border, white background or yellow and a symbol in the middle. Prohibitory Signs are signs which motorists must follow. These signs vary in shapes from a circle, octagon and a box. You will find these signs in either blue with a white symbol in the middle and white with a red border. Information Signs are indicated with a blue or green background and white text providing motorists with information.


Parking within the cities of Cyprus are plentiful and reasonable inexpensive, so make sure you purchase a ticket otherwise you'll pay more on a fine. There are areas within the cities where parking is not allowed; these areas are either signed (English and Greek) or marked with a yellow line; single meaning no parking during business hours and double lined, no parking or stopping at all times.

Visa Information

Visa, Passport and entry requirements for Australians visiting Cyprus;

*Please note distances and time should only be used as a guide, and may vary according to the route taken.

Last Updated 27 May 2010