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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Paphos Harbour Castle, delve into the distant past at Kato Paphos Archaeological Park, delve into the distant past at Tombs of the Kings, then enjoy the sand and surf at Coral Bay, and finally take a memorable excursion with Horse Riding Paphos - Eagle Mountain Ranch. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Aphrodite's Rock, then explore the historical opulence of Kolossi Castle, then delve into the distant past at Panagia of Sintis, and finally see the interesting displays at Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Paphos journey planner.

London, UK to Paphos is an approximately 8-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 2 hours. Traveling from London in September, expect Paphos to be a bit warmer, temps between 35°C and 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) 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.
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, stroll through Fig Tree Bay, explore the activities along Blue Lagoon, and find something for the whole family at WaterWorld Themed Waterpark.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Ayia Napa itinerary planner.

You can drive from Paphos to Ayia Napa in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) 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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Bellapais Monastery, then explore the ancient world of Saint Hilarion Castle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Lazarus, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hala Sultan Tekke. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): cruise around with Sayious Adventure Park and then get engrossed in the history at The Cyprus Museum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Nicosia day trip planner.

You can drive from Ayia Napa to Nicosia in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough 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.