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Cyprus Driving

Driving in Cyprus

They drive on the left – just like us!

Cyprus is one of only four EU nations in which vehicles drive on the left-hand side of the road, a remnant of British colonisation, the others being Ireland, Malta and the United Kingdom.

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Motorcycle Riding in Cyprus

Motorcycles: Riders and pillion passengers must wear crash helmets if the motorcycle is over 50cc.

Cyprus Driving Tips

If you’re driving up to the mountains, take a cushion.

Fill up the fuel tank in the morning as you’ll be hard pushed to find a petrol station open after dark.

Motorways and Main Roads in Cyprus


Motorways on Cyprus


A1 Nicosia to Limassol - 1st Motorway in Cyprus, 5,200m Emergency runway

A2 connects A1 near Pera Chorio with A3 by Larnaca - 1st Modern Motorway in Cyprus, 1st Motorway Interchange in Cyprus

A3 Larnaca to Agia Napa - First Beltway in Cyprus

A5 connects A1 near Kofinou with A3 by Larnaca - 5,000m Emergency runway

A6 Paphos to Limassol - 950m tunnel, 110m tall bridge, one of the 300 largest in the world.

A7 is a planned Motorway to link the city of Paphos with Polis, a small town in the north west of the island - 3 tunnels

A9 Nicosia to Astromeritis - 1st Urban Motorway in Cyprus

A22 is a future Motorway planned to bypass the capital of Cyprus, Nicosia. This is road is in the process of final plans and construction should begin by the end of 2008. It has been said that the first phase should be completed by 2012 - Nicosia 3rd Ring road - 2km long underground within Lakatamia

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Main Roads:

B1 - The B1 road was the main connection between Nicosia and Limassol cities.




B6 main road, locally referred as Limassol - Paphos old road, used to be the main connecting route between Cyprus's second largest city, Limassol, and Paphos the island's top tourist destination.


B8 is a main road of Cyprus. It connects the city of Limassol and the Troodos mountainous region. Although it's a very well maintained road, many accidents have occurred on it especially on a big bend near the village of Moniatis locally referred as the "turn of death". Because of the long traffic congestion occurring during rush hours right outside the Limassol urban area, plans are underway for a new 4-lane Motorway linking a recently reconstructed section of the road next to Spyros Kyprianou Athletic Centre to the village of Saittas, roughly 15 km south of Troodos Sq. Construction should start by 2010.







B20 Apostolou Pavlou Avenue, St. Paul's Avenue is the busiest road artery in Paphos. It connects the city centre, Ktima, where the shopping, and business district is, with Kato Paphos, by the coast, the tourist and entertainment centre of the city. At the medieval port, "limanaki", the avenue is closed for traffic. Limanaki (little port) in the home of small restaurants, cafe's, bars and small shops and Paphos Castle dominating the horizon. The last building on your right hand side is "en plo" (on the water) used to be an art gallery.


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