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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.
Visit Salamis Ancient City and Famagusta City Walls for their historical value. Take a break from the city and head to Nissi Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. When in Protaras, make a side trip to see Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque in Famagusta, approximately Famagusta away. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Landa Beach, stroll through Fig Tree Bay, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Charalambos, and take some stellar pictures from Cape Greco National Forest Park.

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London, UK to Protaras is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Protaras. Traveling from London in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Protaras: highs are around 39°C and lows about 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to 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 27th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at The Cyprus Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Agios Panteleimonas Church, then admire the striking features of Buyuk Han, and finally step into the grandiose world of Buffavento Castle. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mackenzie Beach.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Nicosia trip planner.

Traveling by car from Protaras to Nicosia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. While traveling from Protaras, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Nicosia, ranging from highs of 43°C to lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to drive to Paphos.
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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Coral Bay and Pissouri Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The House of Dionysus and Church of Agia Kyriaki and post St. Paul. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Panagia Chrysopolitissa Church, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, delve into the distant past at Kato Paphos Archaeological Park, and stop by Joulietta - Chocolatier & Patissier.

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You can drive from Nicosia to Paphos in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Nicosia in August, plan for slightly colder days in Paphos, with highs around 37°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can catch the flight 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.