I do these sort of topics on a few other forums i hang out so i thought why not here as well. Might be helpful to anyone thinking about travelling to Cyprus.
I recently discovered a Cypriot car forum which the name alone will provide most of the information you need about it. It's called StreetRacersCY. As you can imagine most of them get off with street racing, drag racing, drifting and Japanese Domestic Market (JDM) cars like modified Skylines, Evolutions and the like. I was expecting that. What I didn't expect though is that amongst all the boi-racer types there are some actual driving enthusiasts. OK maybe their taste in cars isn't up to the standards of the fine gentlemen who frequent the boards here but there are some users who genuinely enjoy driving in the same way I do. Great scenery, twisty mountain roads, good chassis balance. Just you and the road.
So anyway, I met up with a mate of mine (2007 Audi TT) and a mate from the aforementioned forum (2008 Honda S2000) and we went for a drive a few days ago. The route was from Paphos town to near Peyia (the road to Coral Bay if you're familiar with the area) and then turning right to take the road to Polis and Latchi. We drove all the way there making only one stop for petrol before the fun bits of the route. We arrived at around 19:00 in Latchi, drove to a cafe over there for a couple of frappes and some car chat. A couple of hours later we headed back and took the main Latchi/Polis - Paphos road which in itself is a lovely scenic road but unfortunately it comes with much more traffic, as was the case on that evening..
Anyway it's a brilliant route the Peyia - Latchi road with mostly medium-fast corners along with a dash of slow to medium ones. Great scenery, usually light traffic and mostly well surfaced. Returning from Latchi on the same road is even better as there is a lovely section of uphill slow-medium corners which just beg you take them in 2nd the car screaming to eight thousand RPM. Also if you do it in the afternoon there are amazing views of the sun setting in the sea as you're nearing Peyia. Excellent run overall and one of my favourites.
The route is this one right here: maps.google.com/maps/ms
OK, to the admittedly slightly too long video now! I would have even more footage along with pictures but my camera died a couple of kilometers before reaching Latchi... here you go, hope you enjoy.
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