As the fine for speed limitation increases with every exceeded kilometre, it is necessary always to remember about general speed limitations that are valid almost all over the island's territory:
- within inhabited localities – 50 km/h
- outside inhabited localities – 80 km/h
- highways – 100 km/h
Apart from the general limitations, the speed can be set according to the corresponded traffic signs, so pay close attention to them.
Parking lots in Ayia Napа
There are both paid and free parking lots in the city. A disadvantage is that these parking lots are too small and it's often hard to find an empty parking space where you need. The cost is not high and starts from 0,5 EUR per hour. There are parking lots, which should be paid by entering, and also those to pay for time spent when leaving. Pay attention to the signs that can indicate the parking ban in specific places.
Driving regulations to know renting a car in Ayia Napа
The driving in Cyprus and correspondingly in Ayia Napа is left-hand. That's why the overtaking is to be performed on the right. If in Russia there is such a rule as an "obstruction on the right", so in Cyprus one should say about an "obstruction on the left".
As for the traffic signs, they mostly correspond to the standard ones. Driving regulations in Cyprus are largely similar to those in Britain.
Please note that drivers can signal you when planning to overtake. However it is allowed to perform within 6 am to 9 pm only.
If you park your car near the road, remember to turn off the parking lights. There has to be two reflective triangles in a car.
There are also some rules, which can be unusual for us. For example, if smoke in a car in the presence of underage, you can be fined in the amount of € 85. The same fine can be got if a vehicle registration plate looks improperly. It is also prohibited to drive a vehicle without a vehicle registration plate. The reason is that traffic violations are often recorded by the cameras in Cyprus.
Be ready that almost every filling station is automatic and works without any staff. So you can pay for refuelling by credit card only. As for the fuel itself, there are no gas fuel stations in Cyprus at all. You can fill your car with diesel engine, RON95 and RON98 petrol. Note that you mustn't have a full gas container in your car going to a long trip.
Estimated fuel prices in Ayia Napа:
- RON95 petrol – 1.34 EUR
- RON98 petrol – 1.39 EUR
- Diesel engine – 1.41 EUR