8 days in Cyprus Itinerary

8 days in Cyprus Itinerary

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8 days in Cyprus Itinerary

Start: Colombo
Fly + shuttle:  15​h 15​min
1
Ayia Napa
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Nicosia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Paphos
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Colombo

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Nissi Beach, kick back and relax at Fig Tree Bay, and then steep yourself in history at Zenobia Wreck.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Ayia Napa online attractions planner .

Colombo, Sri Lanka to Ayia Napa is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. In February, Ayia Napa is colder than Colombo - with highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to drive to Nicosia.

Things to do in Ayia Napa

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Zenobia Wreck, Fig Tree Bay
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Nissi Beach ©
Nissi Beach
Fig Tree Bay ©
Fig Tree Bay
Zenobia Wreck ©
Zenobia Wreck

2
nights
Nicosia

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 26th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Mavi Kosk - Blue House, then explore the historical opulence of Saint Hilarion Castle, then admire the striking features of Buyuk Han, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Stavrovouni Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Lazarus, kick back and relax at Finikoudes Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hala Sultan Tekke, and finally explore the ancient world of Choirokoitia Neolithic Settlement.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Nicosia trip site .

Drive from Ayia Napa to Nicosia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Nicosia are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Paphos.

Things to do in Nicosia

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Larnaca, Stavrovouni Monastery, Saint Hilarion Castle, Mavi Kosk - Blue House, Choirokoitia Neolithic Settlement
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Church of Saint Lazarus ©
Church of Saint Lazarus
Saint Hilarion Castle ©
Saint Hilarion Castle
Choirokoitia Neolithic Settlement ©
Choirokoitia Neolithic Settlement

3
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.
Visiting Coral Bay and Scuba & Snorkeling will get you outdoors. Get a sense of the local culture at Tombs of the Kings and Fikardos Winery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paphos: Aphrodite's Rock (in Kouklia), Kourion (in Limassol) and Akamas Peninsula National Park (in Neo Chorion). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Kato Paphos Archaeological Park, head off-road at STS Motor Rentals, and contemplate the long history of Lempa Chalcolithic Village.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Paphos trip planner .

Traveling by car from Nicosia to Paphos takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. February in Paphos sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paphos

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Kourion, Aphrodite's Rock, Coral Bay, Scuba & Snorkeling, Akamas Peninsula National Park
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Akamas Peninsula National Park ©
Akamas Peninsula National Park
Tombs of the Kings ©
Tombs of the Kings
Coral Bay ©
Coral Bay

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