8 days in Cyprus Itinerary

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Ayia Napa
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Ayia Napa — 2 nights

Though Ayia Napa boasts archaeological sites and the largest water park in Europe, the city is best known as a party hub.
Ayia Napa is known for beaches, sightseeing, and theme parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Nissi Beach, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, find something for the whole family at WaterWorld Themed Waterpark, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Fig Tree Bay.

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Vienna, Austria to Ayia Napa is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Vienna to Ayia Napa is 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Vienna in May, with highs in Ayia Napa at 31°C and lows at 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Paphos.
Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife
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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.
When in Paphos, make a side trip to see Aphrodite's Rock in Kouklia, approximately Kouklia away. Make the 16th (Mon) a rough and rugged day at local off-road trails. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Tombs of the Kings, kick back and relax at Coral Bay, take in the pleasant sights at Paphos Harbour and Port, and step into the grandiose world of Paphos Harbour Castle.

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You can drive from Ayia Napa to Paphos in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Paphos sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive 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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at The Cyprus Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hala Sultan Tekke, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Lazarus, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Larnaka Salt Lake. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Bellapais Monastery, then explore the historical opulence of Saint Hilarion Castle, and then steep yourself in history at Buyuk Han.

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Getting from Paphos to Nicosia by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Paphos in May, you will find days in Nicosia are somewhat warmer (33°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums
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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.