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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.
Family-friendly places like Finikoudes Beach and Nissi Beach will thrill your kids. You'll explore and learn at The Cyprus Museum and The Struggle Museum in Omodos. Venture out of the city with trips to Larnaca (Church of Saint Lazarus, Larnaka Salt Lake, &more), Camel Park (in Mazotos) and Choirokoitia Neolithic Settlement (in Choirokoitia). The adventure continues: get a taste of the local shopping with Ledra Street Crossing Point and explore the world behind art at Byzantine Museum.

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Tel Aviv, Israel to Nicosia is an approximately 3-hour flight. Expect little chillier evenings in Nicosia when traveling from Tel Aviv in December, with lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can go by car to Pedoulas.
Parks · Museums · Beaches · Outdoors
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Pedoulas — 2 nights

Take a trip inland and visit the village of Pedoulas, a scenic destination tucked in the Troodos Mountains.
On the 30th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Agios Nikolaos tis Stegis Church, see the interesting displays at Oleastro Olive Park and Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Folkloric Museum, then examine the collection at Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Archangelos Michael Church. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Caledonia Waterfalls, surround yourself with nature on Agros Safari, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Archangelos Michail.

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Drive from Nicosia to Pedoulas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. In December in Pedoulas, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to drive to Paphos.
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Paphos — 4 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Tombs of the Kings and Paphos Ethnographic Museum. Family-friendly places like Akamas Peninsula National Park and Rainbow's End Handmade Crafts & Unique Gifts will thrill your kids. Change things up with a short trip to Secret Valley Golf Club in Kouklia (about 40 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: take in the exciting artwork at Art & Shock Gallery, enjoy the sand and surf at Coral Bay, explore the ancient world of Kato Paphos Archaeological Park, and take in the dramatic natural features at Sea Caves.

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You can drive from Pedoulas to Paphos in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Paphos, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can 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.