8 days in Cyprus Itinerary

8 days in Cyprus Itinerary

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8 days in Cyprus Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly + Drive:  7 h 45 min
1
Kyrenia
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Ayia Napa
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Tala
— 1 night
Bus:  15 min
4
Paphos
— 2 nights
Fly:  8 h
End: Manchester

1
day
Kyrenia

Kyrenia ©
Famous for its natural port and Byzantine castle, Kyrenia is not only a lovely old Venetian town, but also the most visited tourist destination in Northern Cyprus.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Saint Hilarion Castle, contemplate the waterfront views at Kyrenia Harbour, then explore the historical opulence of Kyrenia Castle, and finally explore the ancient world of Bellapais Monastery.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kyrenia holiday builder site .

Manchester, UK to Kyrenia is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. While traveling from Manchester, expect much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Kyrenia, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to Ayia Napa.

Things to do in Kyrenia

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Saint Hilarion Castle ©
Saint Hilarion Castle
Bellapais Monastery ©
Bellapais Monastery
Kyrenia Castle ©
Kyrenia Castle

3
nights
Ayia Napa

Ayia Napa ©
Though Ayia Napa boasts archaeological sites and the largest water park in Europe, the city is best known as a party hub.
Church of Saint Lazarus and Hala Sultan Tekke will appeal to history buffs. Visit Nissi Beach and Konnos Bay for some beach relaxation. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ayia Napa: Famagusta (Othello Castle & Salamis Ancient City) and Choirokoitia Neolithic Settlement (in Choirokoitia). There's lots more to do: stroll through Fig Tree Bay, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Profitis Elias, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Ayia Napa visit planner .

Getting from Kyrenia to Ayia Napa by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in May, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Tala.

Things to do in Ayia Napa

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Protaras, Larnaca, Famagusta, Choirokoitia Neolithic Settlement
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Nissi Beach ©
Nissi Beach
Fig Tree Bay ©
Fig Tree Bay
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Tala

Tala ©
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): make a trip to Visite de Lieux Saint, have some family-friendly fun at Tala Monastery Cat Park, then examine the collection at Fyti Weaving Museum, then make a trip to Agia Ekaterini, and finally learn about winemaking at Vasilikon winery.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Tala attractions planning app .

You can drive from Ayia Napa to Tala in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May in Tala, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Paphos.

Things to do in Tala

Fun & Games Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fyti Weaving Museum, Vasilikon winery, Agia Ekaterini
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Vasilikon winery ©
Vasilikon winery
Fyti Weaving Museum ©
Fyti Weaving Museum

2
nights
Paphos

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Tombs of the Kings, explore the striking landscape at Aphrodite's Rock, delve into the distant past at The House of Dionysus, then explore the ancient world of Kato Paphos Archaeological Park, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Coral Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Fri): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Paphos vacation planner.

Paphos is very close to Tala. May in Paphos sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paphos

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Coral Bay, Aphrodite's Rock
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Kato Paphos Archaeological Park ©
Kato Paphos Archaeological Park
Tombs of the Kings ©
Tombs of the Kings
Coral Bay ©
Coral Bay

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