9 days in Cyprus Itinerary

9 days in Cyprus Itinerary

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9 days in Cyprus Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Paphos
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Kyrenia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Protaras
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Amsterdam

4
nights
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.
Let the collections at Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos and Makarios House capture your imagination. Get a sense of the local culture at Tombs of the Kings and Kourion. Take a break from Paphos with a short trip to Kolossi Castle in Limassol, about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Akamas Peninsula National Park, delve into the distant past at The House of Dionysus, step into the grandiose world of Paphos Harbour Castle, and look for gifts at Kivotos Gallery.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Paphos day trip planning app .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Paphos is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, car, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Amsterdam in January, expect Paphos to be somewhat warmer, temps between 20°C and 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to Kyrenia.

Things to do in Paphos

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Limassol, Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos, Coral Bay, Akamas Peninsula National Park, Makarios House
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Tombs of the Kings ©
Tombs of the Kings
Kato Paphos Archaeological Park ©
Kato Paphos Archaeological Park

2
nights
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 6th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of The Cyprus Museum, then delve into the distant past at Saint Hilarion Castle, then look for gifts at Basketware Edremit, and finally explore the ancient world of Bellapais Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Kyrenia Castle, steep yourself in history at Mavi Kosk - Blue House, admire the striking features of Buyuk Han, then make a trip to Selimiye Mosque, and finally make a trip to Centre of Visual Arts and Research.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kyrenia day trip planning website .

Getting from Paphos to Kyrenia by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Paphos in January, things will get slightly colder in Kyrenia: highs are around 17°C and lows about 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Protaras.

Things to do in Kyrenia

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Nicosia, Mavi Kosk - Blue House
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Saint Hilarion Castle ©
Saint Hilarion Castle
Bellapais Monastery ©
Bellapais Monastery
The Cyprus Museum ©
The Cyprus Museum

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Lazarus, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hala Sultan Tekke, then enjoy the sand and surf at Nissi Beach, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Profitis Elias. Here are some ideas for day two: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

Before you visit Protaras, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Kyrenia to Protaras in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and car. January in Protaras sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Protaras

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Larnaca, Nissi Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Church of Saint Lazarus ©
Church of Saint Lazarus
Hala Sultan Tekke ©
Hala Sultan Tekke

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