6 days in Cyprus & Rhodes Itinerary

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Paphos, Cyprus
— 1 night
Larnaca, Cyprus
— 2 nights
Rhodes Town, Greece
— 2 nights


Paphos, Cyprus — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): take in the pleasant sights at Paphos Harbour and Port.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Paphos planning website.

Thessaloniki, Greece to Paphos is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Thessaloniki in September since evenings lows in Paphos dip to 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Larnaca.
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Larnaca, Cyprus — 2 nights

Situated on the southernmost coast of Cyprus, the 6,000-year-old city of Larnaka features a bustling promenade full of bars, cafes, restaurants, and plenty of spots in the sun.
On the 24th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at The Cyprus Museum, kick back and relax at Nissi Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hala Sultan Tekke, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Lazarus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Fig Tree Bay and then enjoy the sand and surf at Konnos Bay.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Larnaca trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Paphos to Larnaca in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Rhodes Town.
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Rhodes Town, Greece — 2 nights

A conglomeration of many distinct architectural styles, Rhodes Town is the biggest urban center of the eponymous Greek island known for its golden beaches and relaxed way of life.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Ancient Kamiros and then explore the ancient world of Village of Lindos. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes, stroll through Lindos Beach, and then delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Lindos.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Rhodes Town itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Larnaca to Rhodes Town in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in September, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) 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.

Rhodes travel guide

Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
Island of the Knights
An island of green hills, fertile valleys, and golden beaches, Rhodes blends cosmopolitan and traditional cultures, exemplified by its traditional taverns, upscale hotels, and archaeological sites. Nicknamed the "Island of Roses," this island offers visitors a chance to discover lively tourist resorts in the north and tranquil rural areas in the south. The island's slow pace seems utterly unaffected by the challenges of mass tourism, its permanent residents stubbornly clinging to their age-old traditions and relaxed lifestyle. As you explore the areas farther away from the busy coastline, take time to meet the garrulous locals in their natural environment, the village tavern.