8 days in Cyprus Itinerary

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Paphos — 3 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Paphos: Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos (in Pedoulas) and Aphrodite's Rock (in Kouklia). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Tombs of the Kings, look for gifts at The Little Shop, learn about winemaking at Kalamos Winery, and sample the tasty concoctions at Aphrodite’s Rock Microbrewery & Brewpub.

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Prague, Czech Republic to Paphos is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Prague in December: highs in Paphos hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Ayia Napa.
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Ayia Napa — 3 nights

Though Ayia Napa boasts archaeological sites and the largest water park in Europe, the city is best known as a party hub.
Change things up with these side-trips from Ayia Napa: The Cyprus Museum (in Nicosia) and Larnaca (Church of Saint Lazarus, Hala Sultan Tekke, &more). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Nissi Beach, stroll through Fig Tree Bay, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Profitis Elias, and explore the activities along Blue Lagoon.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Ayia Napa road trip planning website.

You can drive from Paphos to Ayia Napa in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Ayia Napa can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kyrenia.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
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Kyrenia — 1 night

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 30th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Agha Cafar Pasha Mosque, contemplate the waterfront views at Kyrenia Harbour, then delve into the distant past at Saint Hilarion Castle, and finally steep yourself in history at Bellapais Monastery.

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Traveling by car from Ayia Napa to Kyrenia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Kyrenia can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough 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.