8 days in Cyprus Itinerary

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paphos: Kourion (in Limassol City), Aphrodite's Rock (in Kouklia) and Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos (in Pedoulas). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Tombs of the Kings, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take a pleasant ride with Horse Riding Paphos - Eagle Mountain Ranch, and stop by The Little Shop.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Paphos trip itinerary planning website.

Inverness, UK to Paphos is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 2 hours. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Inverness in November, with highs in Paphos at 27°C and lows at 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Nicosia.
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Nicosia — 2 nights

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 2nd (Mon): contemplate the long history of Bellapais Monastery, then step into the grandiose world of Saint Hilarion Castle, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Lazarus. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at The Cyprus Museum, then explore the activities along Larnaka Salt Lake, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hala Sultan Tekke, and finally delve into the distant past at Choirokoitia Neolithic Settlement.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Nicosia trip site.

Traveling by car from Paphos to Nicosia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Nicosia when traveling from Paphos in December, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Protaras.
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Protaras — 2 nights

Located along Cyprus's lovely Fig Tree Bay, Protaras is a family-friendly resort town with beautiful beaches and plenty of recreational activities.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): explore the activities along Konnos Bay, then go for a walk through Cape Greco National Forest Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Nissi Beach, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Profitis Elias.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Protaras day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nicosia to Protaras takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. December in Protaras sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Thu) to allow time for the flight back home.
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Cyprus travel guide

Beaches · Ruins · Churches
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.