About Paphos Airport
Paphos airport is the second largest airport in Cyprus, the biggest being Larnaca airport. Its location is on the western side of the island, and with great low cost and seasonal airline connections it has become a gate for thousands of (mainly European) tourists, yearly. There are few shuttle buses operating on the airport, should you not opt for a car hire at Paphos airport, they offer a perfect solution to reach Paphos town, the popular Limassol or Nicosia – the second largest city in Cyprus. The airport has all the necessary facilities so whether traveling for business purposes or a family vacation – you will be comfortable and warmly welcomed – with restaurants, bathroom facilities, rent a car and shuttle services; your traveling needs will be taken care of.
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Basic info and car hire in Paphos Airport
IATA airport code: PFO
ICAO airport code: LCPH
Full name: Paphos International Airport
Hub for: Ryanair
Website: Phapos Airport
Contact: +357 25 123022, email@example.com
Owner: Republic of Cyprus
Elevation: 12 m / 41 ft
Number of runways: 1
Car hire locations at Paphos Airport
Paphos aiport provides a wide range of car hire options with reliable companies. Several big car hire agencies can grant you the car at the airport directly, like Sixt, Hertz or Greenmotion and Avis. A shuttle bus can however take you to Astra Self Drive Cars, Fontana Auto Rentals and many other local car hire services where you can get even better deals. Alternatively, and because driving in Cyprus can be a demanding task, just hire the car at a city location for one or two days – you have just the same choice as with a car hire in Paphos airport!
Drive beyond Paphos Airport
Paphos is a great tourist destination for all types of travellers, and the way to travel is with a hired car, alternatives like buses or taxis are far more expensive and less comfortable, thus impeding you to discover more of Paphos and its surrounding. The area is known as an archaeological site and we recommend visiting Pegeia where you will get to discover the Byzantine heritage: the architecture and everyday life of a Byzantine man or a woman. The vicinity has also wonderful beaches – you must dip your feet into the crystal sea at Paphos beach. For the more adventurous, the island is perfect for hiking or climbing, drive up to Polis tis Chrysochous area with your car hire, and spend a wonderful day in nature, breathe in the fresh air and relax. Make sure to stop by at the Tombs of the Kings which are fab. Another site to see is the Geroskipou’s Sacred Garden, located close to Paphos - the legend goes the birthplace of Aphrodite is there. You can find more suggestions for your holidays on the official Paphos city website here.
Available services Paphos Airport
The airport is relatively small for the volume of flights and passenger it can take – especially in the summertime. Take in consideration that just as anywhere else in high season, you will need patience and some extra time on your hand to travel as smooth as possible.
The Premium lounge is reserved for all the distinctive passengers. You can refresh yourself with their buffet, attend a meeting online or catch up with some work before your holidays starts. You can find the Premium lounge at the Gate number seven, the daily rate is convenient (30 EUR) and it’s open to every traveller passing by.
The Paphos airport has all the required facilities and entertainments for parents and their children to be well accommodated. In the first place, there are Baby changing rooms in every toilet block in the airport. The kids have various games to fiddle with and there is free Wi-Fi for the adults and older children.
There are many food and beverage options for you at the airport, fresh coffee or a delicious sandwich before or after your trip can make all the difference. You have many car rental offices at the airport, so even if you arrive late you are bound to find a car hire for yourself (conveniently, there is also the motorway just by the airport), and the airport is adapted to people with reduced mobility.
History of Paphos Airport
Paphos airport was opened to public in 1983, as tourism in Cyprus was getting more and more important branch. Within less than 10 years an expansion was needed, the runways were prolonged and they’ve built new terminals. Modern Paphos Airport story is closely connected to Larnaca airport, the same company is to invest a total of 600 million EUR to better the exterior and improve the services provided.
Petrol stations near Paphos Airport
You can find three petrol stations close to the airport, EKO will be on your way if you’re arriving from direction of Limassol, if arriving from Paphos centre best to fill up the hired car in Total Plus or Agip station. There are many others in the city itself but to be safe, have as full tank as possible at the drop-off, thus fill it up close to the airport (or any other point of return).