8 days in Cyprus Itinerary

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Ayia Napa
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— 2 nights
— 4 nights


Ayia Napa — 1 night

Though Ayia Napa boasts archaeological sites and the largest water park in Europe, the city is best known as a party hub.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): get great views at Cape Greco National Forest Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Fig Tree Bay, and then explore the activities along Konnos Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then kick back and relax at Nissi Beach, and then cool off at WaterWorld Themed Waterpark.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Ayia Napa day trip site.

Bratislava, Slovakia to Ayia Napa is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bratislava to Ayia Napa due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Bratislava in August, with highs in Ayia Napa at 39°C and lows at 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough 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.
On the 4th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Stavrovouni Monastery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hala Sultan Tekke, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Lazarus, then explore the ancient world of Choirokoitia Neolithic Settlement, and finally take an in-depth tour of The Cyprus Museum. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at The Pancyprian Gymnasium Museums, then step into the grandiose world of Saint Hilarion Castle, and then contemplate the long history of Bellapais Monastery.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Nicosia holiday builder tool.

Traveling by car from Ayia Napa to Nicosia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Ayia Napa, 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 5th (Fri) 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.
Popular historic sites such as Tombs of the Kings and Kato Paphos Archaeological Park are in your itinerary. Appreciate the collections at Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos and Folkloric Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Paphos side-trips: Aphrodite's Rock (in Kouklia), Kolossi Castle (in Limassol City) and Agios Ioannis Lambadistis Monastery (in Kalopanagiotis). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Coral Bay, explore the historical opulence of Paphos Harbour Castle, stroll through Akamas Peninsula National Park, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Paphos itinerary planner.

Getting from Nicosia to Paphos by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Nicosia in August, you will find days in Paphos are little chillier (37°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) 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.