8 days in Cyprus Itinerary

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Ayia Napa
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— 3 nights
— 2 nights
Drive to Ercan International Airport, Fly to Hurghada


Ayia Napa — 2 nights

Though Ayia Napa boasts archaeological sites and the largest water park in Europe, the city is best known as a party hub.
Take a break from the city and head to Ayia Napa Harbour and Scuba & Snorkeling. Visit Salamis Ancient City and St Barnabas Monastery and Icon Museum for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Ayia Napa side-trips: Famagusta (Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque & Famagusta City Walls). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Landa Beach, take some stellar pictures from Cape Greco View Point, and take in the pleasant sights at Cape Greco National Forest Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Ayia Napa online trip itinerary builder.

Hurghada, Egypt to Ayia Napa is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Hurghada in March; daily highs in Ayia Napa reach 23°C and lows reach 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car 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.
Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos and Oleastro Olive Park and Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Popular historic sites such as The House of Dionysus and Panagia Chrysopolitissa Church are in your itinerary. Explore Paphos' surroundings by going to Pissouri Beach (in Pissouri) and Chrysorrogiatissa Monastery (in Pano Panayia). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Agia Kyriaki and post St. Paul, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Paphos online holiday planner.

You can drive from Ayia Napa to Paphos in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Paphos are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car 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 16th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Mackenzie Beach and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Nicosia trip planning app.

Getting from Paphos to Nicosia by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel 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.