Car Hire in Protaras

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Protaras, Cyprus
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Cheapest Car Hire Rates

Protaras Hotel Delivery
Mini
Hyundai i10 or comparable
Hyundai i10
  • 4
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Autounion
£ 15.98 / per day
City Centre
Compact
Skoda Fabia or comparable
Skoda Fabia
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
SIXT
£ 22.02 / per day
City Centre
Economy
Peugeot 206 or comparable
Peugeot 206
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Keddy
£ 29.95 / per day
City Centre
Standard Van
Opel Zafira or comparable
Opel Zafira
  • 7
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Europcar
£ 108.27 / per day

Most Popular Car Hire Deals

Protaras Hotel Delivery
Intermediate
Mazda 3 or comparable
Mazda 3
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Autounion
£ 31.70 / per day
Protaras Hotel Delivery
Full-size
Volkswagen Passat or comparable
Volkswagen Passat
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Autounion
£ 43.56 / per day
City Centre
Compact Elite Convertible
Volkswagen T-Roc Cabrio or comparable
Volkswagen T-Roc Cabrio
  • 4
  • 1
  • 2
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SIXT
£ 71.52 / per day
Protaras Hotel Delivery
Mini Elite
Citroen C1 or comparable
Citroen C1
  • 4
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Autounion
£ 77.28 / per day
These prices are approximate and depend on the dates of the booking, hire length and type of car. This information was last updated at 05:47 on 2024-05-28.

Travel Information

Languages
Greek, Turkish, English
Currency
EUR
Drive on
Left-hand side
Dialing code
+357
Average car hire price
£ 50 per day
Average car hire length
4 days
Speed limit within city centre
50 km/h or 31 mph
Speed limit out of city centre
65 - 100 km/h or 40 - 62 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Score
10.0 / 10
Average gasoline price
£ 1.24 per litre or £ 4.70 / 1 gallon
Lowest gasoline price
£ 1.15 per litre or £ 4.35 / 1 gallon
Highest gasoline price
£ 1.53 per litre or £ 5.80 / 1 gallon

Why hire a car in Protaras?

A large beach resort, Protaras is mainly known for its scenic coastline and great diving opportunities. Other tourist hubs of similar stature like Ayia Napa and Paralimni are only a stone’s throw away and can be easily explored on the same trip.

Top ways to enter Protaras

Larnaca Airport. The busiest in the country, Larnaca Airport handles over eight million travellers annually. The distance to Protaras is 67 km (42 miles), a trip that can be made in about 50 minutes. Paphos Airport, the other international airport of Cyprus, is smaller and further to the west, about a two hour drive away. 

Top destinations and activities

  • Protaras. Home to just 20,000 permanent inhabitants, Protaras is above all known for its sandy, developed coastline and crystal clear waters. In addition to soaking up the sun, you might try diving as there are a number of local companies offering services and sites to anyone from beginners to seasoned veterans. 
  • Ayia Napa. Like Protaras, ‘Saint Napa’ is all about its coastline. Although known primarily as the main party spot of the country (which is some claim in a place like Cyprus), the town also has a certain historical appeal, best exemplified by sites like Ayia Napa Monastery and Makronissos Tombs.
  • Cape Greco. A small peninsula just a short drive from Protaras, Cape Greco is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the area. The cape is known for its impressive coastal cliffs and caves, as well as a unique variety of plant life. 

Traffic and parking

Driving in Cyprus can be quite hectic for the uninitiated. Most traffic regulations are often treated as mere guidelines by Cypriot drivers with laws prohibiting driving under the influence being a notable exception (due to the harsh penalties). Expect other drivers to only care about themselves, including ignoring road markings, making illegal shortcuts, failing to use their signal, and taking the best route for themselves through traffic circles (roundabouts). Also note that everyone else on the road will know that you are driving a rental car due to its red license plate (all rental cars have red license plates).

Due to Cyprus’ history as a British territory, traffic is left-hand drive, unlike in Greece or Turkey. 

There are roads on the island that are mountain roads or considered off-road meant for 4WD vehicles only. It is prohibited by all car rental providers to use these remote roads. Taking these roads will violate the rental contract and void any insurance. 

Parking may cause some concern for drivers. While there is free parking, it is often hard to find a sport without parking somewhere you are not supposed to, though many others will have done the same already. At times it can feel as if sidewalks are actually just parking lots. The city has various municipal and private parking garages. These are often a driver’s best option. Some hotels do not have parking at all and garages must be used. 

Toll roads

There are no toll roads in Cyprus.

Ideas for day trips

Famagusta. Located just a stone’s throw from Protaras, the historical city of Famagusta is in the Turkish-controlled part of the island. Most car hire providers don’t permit crossing the border, but there are a number of tours taking off from either Protaras or Ayia Napa that you can join. Famagusta is known for landmarks such as Lala Mustafa Paşa Mosque (formerly St. Nicolaos Church), though most visitors are interested in the nearly abandoned ghost quarter of Varosha in the city’s south. If you sign up for a tour, make sure to find out in advance which parts of Famagusta will be visited during the trip there.

Most popular cars

The most popular car for hire in Protaras is the Renault Clio, followed by the Mazda 2 and the Nissan Micra. The most popular car types are economy, compact, and standard.

Car Hire Prices in Protaras

  • Convertibles - starting at £ 72 per day
  • Station wagons - starting at £ 47 per day
  • Large cars - starting at £ 32 per day
  • Medium cars - starting at £ 19 per day
  • People Carriers - starting at £ 75 per day
  • Premium cars - starting at £ 98 per day
  • Small cars - starting at £ 16 per day
  • SUVs - starting at £ 26 per day

Money-saving tips

These are some good methods to save money on your car:

  • Compare rates of different car providers
  • Book your car well in advance
  • Plan your route before you go
  • Know your fuel and mileage requirements
  • Visit on the month when the rental prices are the cheapest. According to our data, visiting Protaras is the cheapest in September.
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In which month is car hire in Protaras the most affordable?

According to our data, prices for hiring a car in Protaras fluctuate depending on the time of year. This graph displays the average hire prices in each month in order to help you find the best bargain.
Average price for hiring a car per day in Protaras
£ 23.07
January
£ 22.11
February
£ 18.09
March
£ 45.95
April
£ 26.45
May
£ 31.66
June
£ 37.56
July
£ 37.85
August
£ 39.03
September
£ 50.97
October
£ 25.25
November
£ 15.29
December
The best month to hire a car in Protaras is December (when the average price is £ 15.29 per day). This is 51% less than the yearly average and 70% less than hiring in October (when the average price is £ 50.97).

This information can help you determine the low season. But note that these prices are only averages. The cost of your hire is determined by the type of car you select, the length of time you hire it for and how much in advance you book. Simply type in your dates in the form at the top of the page in order to find out the exact prices.

What is the usual period for which people keep their hire cars, on average, in Protaras?

How long travelers keep their rental cars for varies from month to month: in July, the average renter keeps their car for 5 days, and in January, they keep their car for one day.
Average number of hire days in Protaras
1
January
2
February
3
March
3
April
4
May
4
June
5
July
5
August
5
September
3
October
3
November
4
December

What is the most favoured month for hiring a car in Protaras?

Given the number of searches made by our customers, the most popular month for car hire in Protaras is July, and the least popular is January.
Popularity of Car Hire in Protaras by Monthly Searches
8%
January
24%
February
64%
March
161%
April
137%
May
137%
June
234%
July
129%
August
145%
September
72%
October
81%
November
8%
December

Car Hire Information

Car hire locations 2
Popular suppliers Autounion, SIXT, Keddy
Popular car categories Small cars, SUVs, People Carriers, Medium cars
Lowest price £ 16 per day
Cheapest supplier Autounion

Most Popular Car Hire Models

Hire Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Autounion Hyundai i10 4 1 Small cars
Autounion Suzuki Celerio 4 2 Small cars
Autounion Ford Fiesta 5 2 Small cars
Autounion Mazda 2 5 2 Small cars
SIXT Kia Picanto 4 1 Small cars
SIXT Kia Picanto Aut. 5 1 Small cars
SIXT Opel Corsa 5 1 Small cars
SIXT Citroen C1 5 1 Small cars
Autounion Opel Corsa 4 3 Small cars
Keddy Citroen C4 Grand Picasso 5 2 People Carriers

Our Customers' Reviews

Because we want to make sure each review listed here is left by a real customer, we don’t have an option to post a review here. Instead, we ask each and every customer to leave a review after they return their rental car. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

United Kingdom
Opel Corsa
8 August 2022
Been to Protaras/Cyprus many times and as usual - Great food, friendly people and great weather topped off with beautiful scenery.
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Car Hire Statistics

Highest rated company
Autounion
8.4 / 10
)
Lowest rated company
Flizzr
7.8 / 10
)
Total number of reviews
2
Total rental companies
7
Average daily price
£ 50.04
Lowest daily price
£ 15.98
Total cars available
143

Top 7 Suppliers in Protaras in 2024

Autounion
Autounion
Very good 8.4 / 12 reviews
1 location
£ 16 - £ 151
Aercar
Aercar
Very good 8.4 / 1 review
1 location
Get Your Car
Get Your Car
Very good 8.3
1 location
SIXT
SIXT
Very good 8.2 / 4 reviews
1 location
£ 21 - £ 285
Keddy
Keddy
Good 7.9 / 2 reviews
1 location
£ 24 - £ 96
Europcar
Europcar
Good 7.8 / 1 review
1 location
£ 29 - £ 114
Flizzr
Flizzr
Good 7.8
1 location
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