22 days in Parnassos & Cyprus Itinerary

22 days in Parnassos & Cyprus Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Vilnius, Lithuania
Fly + Drive:  14 h 15 min
1
Parnassos, Greece
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  13 h
2
Peyia, Cyprus
— 1 day
Drive:  30 min
3
Paphos, Cyprus
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h
4
Limassol, Cyprus
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Nicosia, Cyprus
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Ayia Napa, Cyprus
— 4 nights
Drive:  45 min
7
Larnaca, Cyprus
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
End: Vilnius, Lithuania

3
nights
Parnassos, Greece

Parnassos ©
Parnassos is a former municipality in Phocis, Greece, named after Mount Parnassus. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Katafygio-Oiti and Vagonetto-Fokis Mining Park Tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Parnassos: Thermopylae Museum (in Thermopylae) and Salona Castle (in Amfissa). The adventure continues: hit the slopes at Parnassos Ski Centre, witness the site of a historic battle at Hani of Gravia, and stroll through Parnassos Ski Center Kellaria.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Parnassos tour builder site.

Vilnius, Lithuania to Parnassos is an approximately 12- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Vilnius in December, with highs in Parnassos at 15°C and lows at 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Peyia.

Things to do in Parnassos

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Amfissa, Hani of Gravia, Katafygio-Oiti, Thermopylae Museum
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Parnassos Ski Centre ©
Parnassos Ski Centre
Vagonetto-Fokis Mining Park Tours ©
Vagonetto-Fokis Mining Park Tours
Hani of Gravia ©
Hani of Gravia

1
day
Peyia, Cyprus

Peyia ©
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Coral Bay and then take a tour of Edro III Shipwreck.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Peyia trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Parnassos to Peyia with the Route module. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Parnassos in December: high temperatures in Peyia hover around 22°C and lows are around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Paphos.

Things to do in Peyia

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Coral Bay ©
Coral Bay
Edro III Shipwreck ©
Edro III Shipwreck

4
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 hidden gems such as Church of Agia Kyriaki and post St. Paul and Panagia Chrysopolitissa Church. Get out of town with these interesting Paphos side-trips: Vouni Panayia Winery (in Pano Panayia) and Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos (in Pedoulas). And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Tombs of the Kings, take a pleasant ride with Horse Riding Paphos - Eagle Mountain Ranch, take in the dramatic natural features at Avakas Gorge, and step into the grandiose world of Paphos Harbour Castle.

To see more things to do and tourist information, read Paphos sightseeing planner.

Paphos is just a stone's throw from Peyia. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in December, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Limassol.

Things to do in Paphos

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Vouni Panayia Winery, Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos
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Kato Paphos Archaeological Park ©
Kato Paphos Archaeological Park
Tombs of the Kings ©
Tombs of the Kings
Church of Agia Kyriaki and post St. Paul ©
Church of Agia Kyriaki and post St. Paul

4
nights
Limassol, Cyprus

Limassol ©
The second largest city in Cyprus, Limassol attracts locals and tourists alike with its sun and sea.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Promenade and Cyprus Historic & Classic Motor Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Aphrodite's Rock in Kouklia (about 30 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: hit the road with Sayious Adventure Park, step into the grandiose world of Limassol Castle, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and examine the collection at Cyprus Theater Museum.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Limassol itinerary builder site.

Getting from Paphos to Limassol by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in December, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Nicosia.

Things to do in Limassol

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Aphrodite's Rock, Choirokoitia Neolithic Settlement
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Sayious Adventure Park ©
Sayious Adventure Park
Promenade ©
Promenade
Cyprus Historic & Classic Motor Museum ©
Cyprus Historic & Classic Motor Museum

2
nights
Nicosia, Cyprus

Nicosia ©
Experience a combination of traditional and modern Cyprus, including archaeological sites encircled by ancient walls, in the country's capital, Nicosia.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Saint Hilarion Castle, make a trip to Selimiye Mosque, then admire the striking features of Buyuk Han, and finally get engrossed in the history at The Cyprus Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Mavi Kosk - Blue House, get engrossed in the history at Ancient Shipwreck Museum, then contemplate the long history of Bellapais Monastery, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Nicosia trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Limassol to Nicosia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Nicosia can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Ayia Napa.

Things to do in Nicosia

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Kyrenia, Mavi Kosk - Blue House
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Buyuk Han ©
Buyuk Han
Bellapais Monastery ©
Bellapais Monastery
Ancient Shipwreck Museum ©
Ancient Shipwreck Museum

4
nights
Ayia Napa, Cyprus

Though Ayia Napa boasts archaeological sites and the largest water park in Europe, the city is best known as a party hub.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Sea Caves and Cape Greco National Forest Park. Explore Ayia Napa's surroundings by going to Famagusta (Salamis Ancient City & Famagusta City Walls). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Kamara Tou Koraka, kick back and relax at Nissi Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Blue Lagoon, and stroll through Landa Beach.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Ayia Napa day trip planning site.

You can drive from Nicosia to Ayia Napa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Ayia Napa sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can drive to Larnaca.

Things to do in Ayia Napa

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Famagusta, Church of Profitis Elias
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Sea Caves ©
Sea Caves
Kamara Tou Koraka ©
Kamara Tou Koraka

3
nights
Larnaca, Cyprus

Situated on the southernmost coast of Cyprus, the 6,000-year-old city of Larnaka features a bustling promenade full of bars, cafes, restaurants, and plenty of spots in the sun.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Zenobia Wreck and Stavrovouni Monastery. Change things up with a short trip to Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque in Famagusta (about 58 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Lazarus, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hala Sultan Tekke, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mackenzie Beach, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Larnaca vacation site.

Traveling by car from Ayia Napa to Larnaca takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Larnaca, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Larnaca

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Stavrovouni Monastery, Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Zenobia Wreck ©
Zenobia Wreck
Church of Saint Lazarus ©
Church of Saint Lazarus

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