31 days in Cyprus & Chania Prefecture Itinerary

31 days in Cyprus & Chania Prefecture Itinerary

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Omodos, Cyprus
— 1 day
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Foini, Cyprus
— 1 night
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Platres, Cyprus
— 2 nights
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Kakopetria, Cyprus
— 1 night
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Nicosia, Cyprus
— 4 nights
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Pano Lefkara, Cyprus
— 2 nights
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Limassol City, Cyprus
— 4 nights
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Kritou Terra, Cyprus
— 3 nights
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Neo Chorion, Cyprus
— 2 nights
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Latchi, Cyprus
— 2 nights
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Drive to Paphos International Airport, Fly to Chania International Airport, Drive to Agia Roumeli
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Agia Roumeli, Greece
— 1 night
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Elafonissi, Greece
— 1 night
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Falassarna, Greece
— 1 night
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Kissamos, Greece
— 2 nights
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Chania Town, Greece
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Omodos, Cyprus

— 1 day
Omodos is a village in the Troödos Mountains of Cyprus. On the 8th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Timios Stavros Monastery, learn about winemaking at Ktima Gerolemo, see the interesting displays at Carob Museum and Factory - Mavros Chrysos, then examine the collection at Oleastro Olive Park and Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Monastery of Timiou Stavrou.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Omodos trip itinerary builder site.

Larnaca to Omodos is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and car. In August, daytime highs in Omodos are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Foini.

Things to do in Omodos

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries

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Foini, Cyprus

— 1 night
Foini, is a village in the Troödos Mountains of Cyprus. Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Chantara Waterfall, don't miss a visit to Trooditissa monastery, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Painted Churches in the Troodos Region.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Foini online day trip planner.

Foini is very close to Omodos. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Platres.

Things to do in Foini

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 8 — 9:

Platres, Cyprus

— 2 nights
Platres is a mountainous village in Cyprus. Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Millomeris Waterfalls, take in the dramatic scenery at Caledonia Waterfalls, and then take in the awesome beauty at Troodos Mountains. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Platres Chocolate Workshop, then walk around Troodos Geopark, then trek along Artemis Nature Trail, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount Olympus.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Platres trip builder site.

Platres is very close to Foini. In August in Platres, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kakopetria.

Things to do in Platres

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 9 — 11:

Kakopetria, Cyprus

— 1 night
Kakopetria is a town in Cyprus located 55km southwest of the capital, Nicosia, on the north facing foothills of the Troodos Mountains. Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Soli Ruinen, take in the spiritual surroundings of Agios Ioannis Lambadistis Monastery, don't miss a visit to Church of Archangelos Michail, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangelos Michael Church, then explore the world behind art at Folkloric Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Agios Nikolaos tis Stegis Church.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kakopetria online tour planner.

You can drive from Platres to Kakopetria in an hour. In August, daytime highs in Kakopetria are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Nicosia.

Things to do in Kakopetria

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 11 — 12:

Nicosia, Cyprus

— 4 nights

the last divided capital

Experience a combination of traditional and modern Cyprus, including archaeological sites encircled by ancient walls, in the country's capital, Nicosia.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nicosia: Kyrenia (Bellapais Monastery, Kyrenia Harbour, &more), Makronissos Beach (in Ayia Napa) and Protaras (Fig Tree Bay, Church of Profitis Elias, &more). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of The Cyprus Museum, make a trip to Selimiye Mosque, admire the striking features of Buyuk Han, and take a stroll through Ledra Street Crossing Point.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Nicosia trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Kakopetria to Nicosia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. While traveling from Kakopetria, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Nicosia, ranging from highs of 43°C to lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Pano Lefkara.

Things to do in Nicosia

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 12 — 16:

Pano Lefkara, Cyprus

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Museum of Traditional Embroidery and Silversmith, get in on the family fun at Camel Park, then see the interesting displays at Kalavasos-Tenta Neolithic Archaeological Site, then explore the ancient world of Choirokoitia Neolithic Settlement, and finally see the interesting displays at Kato Drys Bee & Embroidery Museum. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Organic Olive Farm - Terra Oliva, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the holy cross, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Stavrovouni Monastery, then learn more about the world around you at Kition Planetarium & Observatory, and finally make a trip to Koulas fort.

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Traveling by car from Nicosia to Pano Lefkara takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Nicosia, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Pano Lefkara, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Limassol City.

Things to do in Pano Lefkara

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Nature

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Find places to stay Aug 16 — 18:

Limassol City, Cyprus

— 4 nights
The second largest city in Cyprus, Limassol attracts locals and tourists alike with its sun and sea.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Limassol City: Kouklia (Kouklia Arts Centre & Aphrodite's Rock). Next up on the itinerary: cool off at Fasouri Watermania Water Park, step into the grandiose world of Kolossi Castle, browse the exhibits of Limassol Castle, and don't miss a visit to Promenade.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Limassol City visit planner.

You can drive from Pano Lefkara to Limassol City in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Kritou Terra.

Things to do in Limassol City

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

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Find places to stay Aug 18 — 22:

Kritou Terra, Cyprus

— 3 nights
Kritou Terra is a village in the Paphos District of Cyprus, located 3 km east of Dhrousha. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): examine the collection at Fyti Weaving Museum, do a tasting at Vouni Panayia Winery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chrysorrogiatissa Monastery, and finally snap pictures at Skarfos Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Agia Ekaterini, then don't miss a visit to Kathikas, and then learn about winemaking at Vasilikon winery.

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Drive from Limassol City to Kritou Terra in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Kritou Terra can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Neo Chorion.

Things to do in Kritou Terra

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums

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Find places to stay Aug 22 — 25:

Neo Chorion, Cyprus

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): hike along Adonis Nature Trail and then explore the activities along Blue Lagoon. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Akamas Peninsula National Park and then kick back and relax at Lara Beach.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Neo Chorion day trip planner.

Neo Chorion is very close to Kritou Terra. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Latchi.

Things to do in Neo Chorion

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

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Find places to stay Aug 24 — 27:

Latchi, Cyprus

— 2 nights
Take a trip to the west coast of Cyprus and immerse yourself in the tranquil atmosphere of the scenic town of Latchi, a perfect holiday destination for those who want to step away from the beaten path.
Latchi is known for nature, beaches, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Baths of Aphrodite, stop by That Nice Shop, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Latchi Beach.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Latchi route builder tool.

Latchi is very close to Neo Chorion. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Agia Roumeli.

Things to do in Latchi

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails

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Find places to stay Aug 27 — 29:

Agia Roumeli, Greece

— 1 night
On the 30th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Agios Pavlos Beach and then take in the dramatic natural features at The Gorge of Aradena.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Agia Roumeli journey planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Latchi to Agia Roumeli. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Elafonissi.

Things to do in Agia Roumeli

Parks · Beaches · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 29 — 30:
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Elafonissi, Greece

— 1 night
Located just off Crete's southwestern corner, Elafonissi offers an alternative vacation idea for those looking to avoid the larger, more crowded Greek islands.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Aspri Limni Beach, trek along Elafonisi Viewpoint, and then kick back and relax at Elafonissi Beach.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Elafonissi trip itinerary builder app.

Explore your travel options from Agia Roumeli to Elafonissi with the Route module. In August, daytime highs in Elafonissi are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Falassarna.

Things to do in Elafonissi

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails
Find places to stay Aug 30 — 31:

Falassarna, Greece

— 1 night
The ancient harbor town of Falassarna, once an independent city-state, today represents one of Crete's quieter resorts, drawing mostly day-trippers from the nearby town of Chania.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Gramvousa Beach, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. George, and then kick back and relax at Falassarna Beach.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Falassarna road trip planner.

Getting from Elafonissi to Falassarna by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August in Falassarna, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kissamos.

Things to do in Falassarna

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 1:

Kissamos, Greece

— 2 nights
A quiet port town situated on Crete's western tip, Kissamos attracts mostly domestic tourists and possesses more of the quintessential Greek feel than livelier resorts strung along the island's coastline.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ekklisia Ioannis Prodromes, tour the pleasant surroundings at Balos Lagoon, and then explore the historical opulence of Kastro Gramvoussas. On your second day here, experience rural life at Astrikas Estate Biolea, then see the interesting displays at Ancient Olive Tree, then explore the different monuments and memorials at German Military Cemetery, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Kissamos trip itinerary planner.

Kissamos is very close to Falassarna. In September, daily temperatures in Kissamos can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Chania Town.

Things to do in Kissamos

Outdoors · Tours · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 1 — 3:

Chania Town, Greece

— 4 nights
The place where Cretan and Venetian cultures merged in the 13th century, Chania Town attracts throngs of tourists with its well-preserved medieval harbor.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chania Town: St. Nicholas Church (in Georgioupolis), Lake Kournas (in Kournas) and Rethymnon (Mikrasiaton Square, Archaeological Museum of Rethymno, &more). There's still lots to do: take in the waterfront activity at Old Venetian Harbor, examine the collection at Greek National Football Museum, get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Chania, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Agia Marina Beach.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Chania Town itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Kissamos to Chania Town takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chania Town

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 3 — 7:

Cyprus travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Ruins · Castles
From sandy beaches to stone castles, and from bustling nightclubs to romantic tavernas, Cyprus is the perfect destination for those who seek a complete Mediterranean experience. Many civilizations have left their mark on the island's long and vibrant history, and consequently its customs, cuisine, and architecture. Beyond the divide between the predominantly Greek south and Turkish north, throughout the island you'll recognize Venetian, Genoese, British, and Middle Eastern influences. Of course, the main attraction that draws tourists from all over the world is the sunny coast, dotted with historical cities and fully equipped beaches. There is also a selection of peaceful villages, both inland and by the sea, where those looking for a more secluded holiday can retreat. A visit to the country's capital Nicosia, with its vibrant art and culture scene and numerous sightseeing opportunities, is definitely worth adding to your itinerary wherever you're staying.

Polis travel guide

4.1
Geologic Formations · Beaches · Hiking Trails

Chania Prefecture travel guide

4.3
Beaches · Marinas · National Parks
Covering Crete's western section, Chania prefecture features some of the island's least spoiled natural areas, as well as its only freshwater lake. Most tourists concentrate on the prefecture's namesake capital, overlooking the dramatic landscapes of the region's sprawling national park. Designated as one of UNESCO's biosphere reserves, the park contains a rugged gorge known for sheltering many endemic plant species and providing a much-needed refuge for the rare kri-kri goat. Test your best hiking shoes by exploring this nature lover's paradise on day trips from the town of Chania, or settle in one of the nearby villages and spend your vacation touring the island's less-frequented southwestern shore.