8 days in Cyprus Itinerary

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Paphos — 2 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. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Tombs of the Kings, sample the tasty concoctions at Aphrodite’s Rock Microbrewery & Brewpub, explore the historical opulence of Paphos Harbour Castle, and enjoy the sand and surf at Coral Bay.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Paphos online day trip planner.

London, UK to Paphos is an approximately 8-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Paphos is 2 hours. Traveling from London in September, things will get a bit warmer in Paphos: highs are around 35°C and lows about 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Nicosia.
Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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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 14th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of The Cyprus Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hala Sultan Tekke, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Lazarus, and finally explore the activities along Larnaka Salt Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Selimiye Mosque, then explore the historical opulence of Saint Hilarion Castle, and then explore the ancient world of Bellapais Monastery.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Nicosia holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Paphos to Nicosia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Paphos in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Nicosia: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Protaras.
Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums
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Protaras — 3 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.
Protaras is known for beaches, nightlife, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Nissi Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fig Tree Bay, contemplate the waterfront views at Blue Lagoon, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Protaras trip site.

You can drive from Nicosia to Protaras in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and car. In September, daily temperatures in Protaras can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature
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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.