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Postby GTraveller » Thu Aug 27, 2009 11:23 pm

I am thinking of hiring a car and travelling around during an up and coming holiday. I want to drive north from Limassol or Larnaca upto Kyrinea/Bellapais area then along coast/west round to Paphos coming from the north.
I would appreciate any advice on travelling south-north-south crossings etc.
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Postby danky » Fri Aug 28, 2009 8:10 am

Interesting route but I think you will have big problems finding border crossings/checkpoints.
You have many experts on this forum with the "knowledge"
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Postby cyprusgeoff » Fri Aug 28, 2009 8:14 am

I don't think this would be possible
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Postby cyprusgeoff » Fri Aug 28, 2009 8:15 am

And you're not allowed to take hire cars into the occupied area.
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Postby Tim Drayton » Fri Aug 28, 2009 10:03 am

cyprusgeoff wrote:And you're not allowed to take hire cars into the occupied area.


That is wrong, I am afraid. Some car hire companies may have a policy forbidding it - but not all do. I know from experience that Avis have nothing against it.

However, the route that G Traveller has described will only be possible when (if?) the Liminitis (Yeşilırmak) crossing opens. At the moment you cannot get across to Paphos along the north coast, I am afraid.
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Postby cyprusgeoff » Fri Aug 28, 2009 10:14 am

I'll re word that to MOST hire car companies do not allow you to go with their cars into the occupied area.
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Postby Tim Drayton » Fri Aug 28, 2009 10:27 am

cyprusgeoff wrote:I'll re word that to MOST hire car companies do not allow you to go with their cars into the occupied area.



... although there is nothing they can do about it if you cross the green line.
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Postby GTraveller » Fri Aug 28, 2009 8:25 pm

Thanks for the advice, I had already 'sounded out' hire firms permitting use of their cars in the north and the insurance/breakdown situation.
I suppose my biggest concern is crossing back from north to south at the west end of the island. I was hoping that we wouldn't have to come back to Nicosia to return south!
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Postby Oracle » Fri Aug 28, 2009 8:31 pm

Hello GTraveller

Why not wait a few years to do this route ...
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Postby Pax » Fri Aug 28, 2009 8:47 pm

The crossing closest to the north-western end of the Green Line is at Astromeritis/Bostanci about five kilometres south-west of Morfou/Guzelyurt, and just off the main Nicosia-Troodos highway. I use it regularly without problem, it is a vehicle crossing and is open 24 hours.

Unfortunately the Liminitis-Yesilirmak crossing, which would be effectively on the coast, is not yet open but is scheduled to be so next year I believe.
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