22 days in Parnassos & Cyprus Itinerary

22 days in Parnassos & Cyprus Itinerary

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22 days in Parnassos & Cyprus Itinerary

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


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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 Parnassos Ski Center Kellaria. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Parnassos: Thermopylae Museum (in Thermopylae) and Amfissa (Vagonetto-Fokis Mining Park Tours & Salona Castle). There's more to do: hit the slopes at Parnassos Ski Centre and take in the history at Hani of Gravia.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Parnassos journey maker site .

Vilnius, Lithuania to Parnassos is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Vilnius in December, expect Parnassos to be a bit warmer, temps between 15°C and 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Peyia.

Things to do in Parnassos

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Amfissa, Katafygio-Oiti, Thermopylae Museum, Hani of Gravia
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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

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Peyia, Cyprus

Peyia ©
On the 18th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Coral Bay and then take a tour of Edro III Shipwreck.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Peyia day trip site .

Traveling by car from Parnassos to Peyia takes 26.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Parnassos in December, with highs in Peyia at 22°C and lows at 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Paphos.

Things to do in Peyia

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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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 Horse Riding Paphos - Eagle Mountain Ranch and Panagia Chrysopolitissa Church. When in Paphos, make a side trip to see Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos in Pedoulas, approximately 58 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Tombs of the Kings, make a trip to Saint Paul's Pillar, explore the striking landscape at Sea Caves, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Paphos holiday planner .

Paphos is just a short distance from Peyia. In December, daily temperatures in Paphos can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Limassol.

Things to do in Paphos

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos
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Kato Paphos Archaeological Park ©
Kato Paphos Archaeological Park
Tombs of the Kings ©
Tombs of the Kings
The House of Dionysus ©
The House of Dionysus

4
nights
Limassol, Cyprus

Limassol ©
The second largest city in Cyprus, Limassol attracts locals and tourists alike with its sun and sea.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Promenade and Kourion Beach. Step out of Limassol with an excursion to Aphrodite's Rock in Kouklia--about 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: have some family-friendly fun at Sayious Adventure Park, explore the historical opulence of Limassol Castle, delve into the distant past at Kourion, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Limassol online journey builder .

You can drive from Paphos to Limassol in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In December in Limassol, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Nicosia.

Things to do in Limassol

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Choirokoitia Neolithic Settlement, Aphrodite's Rock
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Sayious Adventure Park ©
Sayious Adventure Park
Promenade ©
Promenade
Room Escape Games

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Nicosia, Cyprus

Nicosia ©
Experience a combination of traditional and modern Cyprus, including archaeological sites encircled by ancient walls, in the country's capital, Nicosia.
On the 27th (Fri), delve into the distant past at Saint Hilarion Castle, don't miss a visit to Selimiye Mosque, then admire the striking features of Buyuk Han, and finally get engrossed in the history at The Cyprus Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Mavi Kosk - Blue House, then take an in-depth tour of Ancient Shipwreck Museum, then explore the ancient world of Bellapais Monastery, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Nicosia day trip app .

You can drive from Limassol to Nicosia in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Nicosia are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car 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
Room Escape Games
Ancient Shipwreck Museum ©
Ancient Shipwreck Museum

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Scuba & Snorkeling and Sea Caves. Venture out of the city with trips to Famagusta (Salamis Ancient City & Famagusta City Walls). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Nissi Beach, make a trip to Kamara Tou Koraka, take some stellar pictures from Cape Greco View Point, and head outdoors with Cape Greco.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Ayia Napa vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Nicosia to Ayia Napa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Ayia Napa can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to 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
Nissi Beach ©
Nissi Beach
Sea Caves ©
Sea Caves

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Scuba & Snorkeling and Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Mackenzie Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Stavrovouni Monastery, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Lazarus, and contemplate the waterfront views at Larnaka Salt Lake.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Larnaca trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Ayia Napa to Larnaca takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Larnaca are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow 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
Mackenzie Beach ©
Mackenzie Beach
Zenobia Wreck ©
Zenobia Wreck

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