7 days in Cyprus Itinerary

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Paphos — 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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): delve into the distant past at The House of Dionysus, explore the ancient world of Kato Paphos Archaeological Park, then take in the dramatic natural features at Aphrodite's Rock, then kick back and relax at Coral Bay, and finally delve into the distant past at Tombs of the Kings. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Latchi Beach, then stop by Spice&Easy @ The Spice House, and then examine the collection at Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos.

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London, UK to Paphos is an approximately 8-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 2 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from London in December: high temperatures in Paphos hover around 22°C and lows are around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Protaras.
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Protaras — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then explore the activities along Ayia Napa Harbour, and then get great views at Sea Caves. On your second day here, get great views at Cape Greco National Forest Park, explore the activities along Blue Lagoon, then stroll through Nissi Beach, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Seasons Go Karts & Family Entertainment Centre.

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Traveling by car from Paphos to Protaras takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Protaras sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can go by car to Nicosia.
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Nicosia — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Buyuk Han, then take an in-depth tour of The Cyprus Museum, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Lazarus. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at Camel Park and then kick back and relax at Mackenzie Beach.

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Getting from Protaras to Nicosia by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Nicosia can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Cyprus travel guide

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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.