10 days in Cyprus Itinerary

10 days in Cyprus Itinerary

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Nicosia — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Larnaka Salt Lake, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hala Sultan Tekke, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Lazarus, and finally kick back and relax at Finikoudes Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Bellapais Monastery, explore the ancient world of Saint Hilarion Castle, and then get engrossed in the history at The Cyprus Museum.

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Izmir, Turkey to Nicosia is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Izmir in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Nicosia, with highs around 39°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Paphos.
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Paphos — 4 nights

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.
Take a break from Paphos with a short trip to Aphrodite's Rock in Kouklia, about 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Tombs of the Kings, kick back and relax at Coral Bay, don't miss a visit to Saint Paul's Pillar, and awaken your taste buds at Paphos Wine Tours.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Paphos attractions tool.

Drive from Nicosia to Paphos in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Nicosia in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Paphos: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Protaras.
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Protaras — 4 nights

Land of Windmills

Located along Cyprus's lovely Fig Tree Bay, Protaras is a family-friendly resort town with beautiful beaches and plenty of recreational activities.
Venture out of the city with trips to Famagusta (Monastery of Apostolos Varnavas & Salamis Ancient City) and Kantara Castle (in Trikomo). There's much more to do: stroll through Nissi Beach, get interesting insight from Tours, take in the pleasant sights at Cape Greco National Forest Park, and take in the dramatic natural features at Cape Greco.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Protaras road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Paphos to Protaras in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Protaras are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can fly back home.
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Cyprus travel guide

Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
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.