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Road Conditions

Driving in Cyprus is almost a necessity as public transport services are not available to all areas or at all times. Well-maintained, good-sized roads connect the villages and the towns, with four lane motorways connecting the main towns of Nicosia, Limassol, Larnaca, Ayia Napa and Paphos. Minor roads and forest roads are usually kept in good condition although they may be unsurfaced. Many mountain roads may close in the winter.

The Cyprus Police provide updates on the state of the road network.

The Police also publish details of any road closures or serious accidents on Facebook and Twitter.

Road condition updates in the Troodos Mountains are available from the Cyprus Ski Federation website.

Drivers should always have sunglasses available as the glare of light can be dangerously blinding, particularly in summer or when driving westward in the late afternoon. Traffic move on the left-hand side. Visitors should drive defensively, as Cyprus has one of the highest road fatality rates in Europe. Allow plenty of stopping distance.