11 days in Cyprus & Greece Itinerary

11 days in Cyprus & Greece Itinerary

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11 days in Cyprus & Greece Itinerary

Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fly + shuttle:  8​h 15​min
1
Ayia Napa, Cyprus
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Paphos, Cyprus
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
subway + Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Heraklion, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates


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2
nights
Ayia Napa, Cyprus

Ayia Napa ©
Though Ayia Napa boasts archaeological sites and the largest water park in Europe, the city is best known as a party hub.
On the 31st (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Profitis Elias. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Zenobia Wreck, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fig Tree Bay, and then stroll through Konnos Bay.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Ayia Napa vacation planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Ayia Napa is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Ayia Napa is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Dubai in August, things will get little chillier in Ayia Napa: highs are around 39°C and lows about 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Paphos.

Things to do in Ayia Napa

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Protaras, Larnaca, Kapparris Beach
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Nissi Beach ©
Nissi Beach
Konnos Bay ©
Konnos Bay
Fig Tree Bay ©
Fig Tree Bay

1
night
Paphos, Cyprus

Paphos ©
The legendary birthplace of the Greek goddess Aphrodite and the capital of western Cyprus, the city of Paphos showcases an abundance of archaeological, architectural, and historical sites.
On the 3rd (Mon), delve into the distant past at Kato Paphos Archaeological Park, explore the ancient world of Tombs of the Kings, then enjoy the sand and surf at Coral Bay, and finally admire all the interesting features of Horse Riding Paphos - Eagle Mountain Ranch.

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Traveling by car from Ayia Napa to Paphos takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Paphos sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Paphos

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Coral Bay
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Coral Bay ©
Coral Bay
Tombs of the Kings ©
Tombs of the Kings

4
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, nightlife, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, take a stroll through Plaka, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum.

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Getting from Paphos to Athens by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight. In September, daily temperatures in Athens can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

3
nights
Heraklion, Greece

Heraklion ©
Crete's largest city, Heraklion remains best known for its proximity to a sprawling Bronze Age archaeological site, once the center of a vanished Minoan civilization.
On the 8th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, then take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, and then contemplate the long history of The Palace of Knossos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: meet the residents at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, step off the mainland to explore Fortress Spinalonga, and then get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Heraklion trip planning website .

You can do a combination of subway and flight from Athens to Heraklion in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. September in Heraklion sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Heraklion

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

The Palace of Knossos, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, Fortress Spinalonga, Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre
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Fortress Spinalonga ©
Fortress Spinalonga
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum

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