8 days in Cyprus Itinerary

8 days in Cyprus Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Riyadh
Fly + Shuttle:  8 h
1
Protaras
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Nicosia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Paphos
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
End: Riyadh

2
nights
Protaras

Located along Cyprus's lovely Fig Tree Bay, Protaras is a family-friendly resort town with beautiful beaches and plenty of recreational activities.
On the 23rd (Sat), get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, kick back and relax at Ammos Kambouri Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Glyki Nero Beach, then kick back and relax at Pantachou Beach, then kick back and relax at Ayia Thekla Beach, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Barnabas Monastery and Icon Museum. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Green Bay, get outside with Stavros Water Sports, get outside with Protaras Coastal Promenade, then kick back and relax at Kapparris Beach, then kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, and finally hike along Profitis Elias - Konnos Nature Trail.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Protaras online itinerary planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Protaras is an approximately 7.5- hour combination of flight and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Riyadh to Protaras. In May, Protaras is much colder than Riyadh - with highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can go by car to Nicosia.

Things to do in Protaras

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ayia Napa, Paralimni, St Barnabas Monastery and Icon Museum
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Glyki Nero Beach ©
Glyki Nero Beach
Ayia Thekla Beach ©
Ayia Thekla Beach

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 25th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Sacred Temple Of Virgin Mary Faneromenis, explore the world behind art at A. G. Leventis Gallery, pause for some serene contemplation at Panagia Asinou Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the holy cross, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Maia Beach, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church Panagia Angeloktisti. Keep things going the next day: walk around Athalassa National Park, see the interesting displays at Leventis Municipal Museum of Nicosia, and then contemplate the long history of Mavi Kosk - Blue House.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Nicosia day trip site.

Getting from Protaras to Nicosia by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in May, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to drive to Paphos.

Things to do in Nicosia

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mavi Kosk - Blue House, Church Panagia Angeloktisti, Church of the holy cross, Maia Beach
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Athalassa National Park ©
Athalassa National Park
A. G. Leventis Gallery ©
A. G. Leventis Gallery
Leventis Municipal Museum of Nicosia ©
Leventis Municipal Museum of Nicosia

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.
Panagia Chrysopolitissa Church and St. Georgios Church, Basilica & Rock Tombs are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Kourion Beach and Aphrodite's Beach for some beach relaxation. Change things up with these side-trips from Paphos: Agios Ioannis Lambadistis Monastery (in Kalopanagiotis), Aphrodite Trail (in Latchi) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Pissouri). There's lots more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, contemplate the long history of The Villa of Theseus, take in the spiritual surroundings of Painted Churches in the Troodos Region, and Head underground at Sea Caves.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, read Paphos route maker app.

Traveling by car from Nicosia to Paphos takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Nicosia in May, expect nights in Paphos to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paphos

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Latchi, Kourion Beach, Agios Ioannis Lambadistis Monastery, Painted Churches in the Troodos Region, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Panagia Chrysopolitissa Church ©
Panagia Chrysopolitissa Church
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

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