15 days in Cyprus Itinerary

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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.
Popular historic sites such as Tombs of the Kings and Church of Agia Kyriaki and post St. Paul are in your itinerary. Take a break from the city and head to Coral Bay and Kourion Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Scuba & Snorkeling (in Pissouri), Latchi (Latchi Beach & George's Watersports - Boat Hire Latchi) and The Sanctuary Of Apollo (in Episkopi). And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Kato Paphos Archaeological Park, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Aphrodite’s Rock Microbrewery & Brewpub, examine the collection at Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chrysorrogiatissa Monastery.

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Melbourne, Australia to Paphos is an approximately 24-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in June, things will get much warmer in Paphos: highs are around 33°C and lows about 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Nicosia.
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Nicosia — 3 nights

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Buyuk Han and Stavrovouni Monastery. Step off the beaten path and head to Mackenzie Beach and Vela Yachting. Change things up with these side-trips from Nicosia: Church of Saint Lazarus (in Larnaca) and Kyrenia (Scuba & Snorkeling, Bellapais Monastery, &more). There's more to do: look and learn at Shacolas Tower Museum & Observatory and shop like a local with Ledra Street Crossing Point.

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You can drive from Paphos to Nicosia in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. When traveling from Paphos in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Nicosia: temperatures range from 43°C by day to 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Famagusta City Walls and Kapparris Beach. Salamis Ancient City and Church of Saint Charalambos will appeal to history buffs. When in Protaras, make a side trip to see Sea Gate in Famagusta, approximately Famagusta away. There's much more to do: tour the depths of the sea with a submarine tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fig Tree Bay, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Profitis Elias, and enjoy the sand and surf at Nissi Beach.

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Getting from Nicosia to Protaras by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car. While traveling from Nicosia, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Protaras, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to 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.