13 days in Cyclades, Protaras & Paphos Itinerary

13 days in Cyclades, Protaras & Paphos Itinerary

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13 days in Cyclades, Protaras & Paphos Itinerary

Start: Athens, Greece
Fly + Drive:  4​h
1
Imerovigli, Greece
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
2
Naxos, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 15​min
3
Protaras, Cyprus
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Paphos, Cyprus
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Athens, Greece


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3
nights
Imerovigli, Greece

Imerovigli ©
Imerovigli, famed for its Cycladic architecture, claims one of the most dramatic positions in all of Greece.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Perissa Black Sand Beach, then delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Red Beach, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Panagia Theoskepasti Chapel. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Sunset in Oia, kick back and relax at Kamari Beach, and then explore the striking landscape at Skaros Rock.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Imerovigli trip planner.

Athens to Imerovigli is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Athens in July, you will find days in Imerovigli are little chillier (86°F), and nights are about the same (74°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Naxos.

Things to do in Imerovigli

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Kamari Beach, Perissa Black Sand Beach, Sunset in Oia
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Sunset in Oia ©
Sunset in Oia
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Kamari Beach ©
Kamari Beach

3
nights
Naxos, Greece

Naxos ©
Zeus, the master of all gods from Greek mythology, allegedly grew up in a cave on Naxos, a small but fertile island in the South Aegean Sea.
Change things up with these side-trips from Naxos: Elia Beach (in Elia), Mykonos Town (Little Venice & The Windmills (Kato Milli)) and Paradise Beach (in Paradise Beach). The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Portara, enjoy the sand and surf at Plaka Beach, contemplate the long history of Bellonia Tower, and take a stroll through Old Town.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Naxos route app .

Traveling by car from Imerovigli to Naxos takes 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in August, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Protaras.

Things to do in Naxos

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Mykonos Town, Elia Beach, Paradise Beach
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Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Portara ©
Portara
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)

4
nights
Protaras, Cyprus

Protaras ©
Located along Cyprus's lovely Fig Tree Bay, Protaras is a family-friendly resort town with beautiful beaches and plenty of recreational activities.
Protaras is known for beaches, nightlife, historic sites, wildlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Fig Tree Bay, take a memorable tour with Tours, cool off at WaterWorld Themed Waterpark - Ayia Napa, Cyprus, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Protaras holiday planning site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Naxos to Protaras in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight. While traveling from Naxos, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Protaras, ranging from highs of 92°F to lows of 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Paphos.

Things to do in Protaras

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Ayia Napa
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Nissi Beach ©
Nissi Beach
Fig Tree Bay ©
Fig Tree Bay
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
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.
Explore Paphos' surroundings by going to O'Vrakas Gifts (in Pissouri), Kourion (in Limassol) and Aphrodite's Rock (in Kouklia). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Tombs of the Kings, kick back and relax at Coral Bay, cool off at Paphos Aphrodite Waterpark, and meet the residents at Pafos Zoo.

To see maps, photos, and tourist information, read Paphos online vacation builder .

You can drive from Protaras to Paphos in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Paphos can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paphos

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

O'Vrakas Gifts, Coral Bay, Kourion, Aphrodite's Rock
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Kato Paphos Archaeological Park ©
Kato Paphos Archaeological Park
Tombs of the Kings ©
Tombs of the Kings
Paphos Aphrodite Waterpark ©
Paphos Aphrodite Waterpark

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