12 days in Cyprus Itinerary

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Paphos — 5 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Paphos: Cyprus Medical Museum (in Kato Polemidia), Limassol City (Limassol Marina, Kourion, &more) and Aphrodite's Rock (in Kouklia). Make the 30th (Wed) a rough and rugged day at local off-road trails. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Tombs of the Kings, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Aphrodite’s Rock Microbrewery & Brewpub, tour the depths of the sea with Atlantis Turtle Watching Cruise, and take in the pleasant sights at Paphos Harbour and Port.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Paphos 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. While traveling from London, expect much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Paphos, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Nicosia.
Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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Nicosia — 3 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nicosia: Kyrenia (Bellapais Monastery & Saint Hilarion Castle) and Larnaca (Emira Pottery, Church of Saint Lazarus, &more). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at The Cyprus Museum, don't miss a visit to Selimiye Mosque, get a taste of the local shopping with Ledra Street Crossing Point, and examine the collection at The Pancyprian Gymnasium Museums.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Nicosia vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Paphos to Nicosia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Paphos in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Nicosia, with lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to Protaras.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Nature
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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Protaras: Famagusta (St Barnabas Monastery and Icon Museum, Salamis Ancient City, &more). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Nissi Beach, look for gifts at Taste of Life, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fig Tree Bay, and contemplate the waterfront views at Konnos Bay.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Protaras trip planning tool.

Getting from Nicosia to Protaras by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in December, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Cyprus travel guide

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.