8 days in Nicosia District, Northern Cyprus & Famagusta District Itinerary

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Ayia Napa
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Nicosia — 2 nights

the last divided capital

You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nicosia: Limassol City (Limassol Marina & Scuba & Snorkeling). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Ledra Street Crossing Point, look and learn at Shacolas Tower Museum & Observatory, sample the tasty concoctions at Pivo microbrewery, and get engrossed in the history at The Cyprus Museum.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Nicosia tour planning website.

Beirut, Lebanon to Nicosia is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. In May, daytime highs in Nicosia are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kyrenia.
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Kyrenia — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Bellapais Monastery, enjoy the sand and surf at Alagadi Turtle Beach, then don't miss a visit to The Cyprus House & Carob Warehouse, and finally delve into the distant past at Saint Hilarion Castle. On the 7th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the activities along Kyrenia Harbour, and then make a trip to Agha Cafar Pasha Mosque.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kyrenia online tour builder.

Getting from Nicosia to Kyrenia by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Ayia Napa.
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Ayia Napa — 3 nights

Step out of the city life by going to Nissi Beach and Konnos Bay. Step out of Ayia Napa with an excursion to Salamis Ancient City in Famagusta--about 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, kick back and relax at Fig Tree Bay, explore the activities along Blue Lagoon, and go for a walk through Cape Greco National Forest Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Ayia Napa trip maker.

Getting from Kyrenia to Ayia Napa by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in May, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Nicosia District travel guide

Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Architectural Buildings
From the island's busy capital to peaceful mountain villages, the Nicosia District is a part of Cyprus where in a single day you can experience a whole world of diversity. The region is the home to some of the country's most impressive historical sights and the best reminder of its more recent past. The border between the northern and the southern part of Cyprus runs through the district, dividing it not only geographically, but also culturally. The city of Nicosia is also divided into two parts, both of which offer numerous sightseeing opportunities, shopping, and cultural destinations. However, one of the most interesting things to do is cross the border and take a unique journey between two worlds just a couple of city blocks away from each other. Outside the city, you can explore the lush scenery of a tranquil countryside.

Kyrenia District travel guide

Castles · Bodies of Water · Historic Sites
Experience a world of Mediterranean beauty in the Kyrenia District, one of Cyprus's most scenic regions. The district's coastline features a selection of beaches and great diving locations. Golfers can play a game on some on the island's best courses. The area boasts lush nature and diverse wildlife, especially between autumn and spring, when flowers are in bloom and the countryside becomes home to countless migratory birds. While enjoying the scenery, use the chance to visit historical monuments, especially castles and monasteries, which are some of the area's most popular attractions. Kyrenia, an ancient port city and the region's capital, offers an abundance of sightseeing opportunities, many places to try Turkish and Cypriot cuisine, and a famous nightlife. Outside Kyrenia, the area is dotted with smaller villages, some of which are popular coastal resorts, and others that are more secluded oases offering traditional hospitality.

Famagusta District travel guide

With some of the most beautiful beaches and most famous archaeological monuments in Cyprus, the Famagusta District is a place of beauty and diversity. The border between the southern and the northern parts of the island runs through the district, but despite the turbulent past, as a well-intended traveler you will be more than welcome on both sides of the divide. Plus, crossing the border gives you a great opportunity to experience differences between the two parts of the island. The many highlights in the north include the city of Famagusta, with its numerous historical sights, as well as the famous ruins of the ancient city of Salamis. The southern part of the district is renowned for its seaside tourist resorts, especially Ayia Napa, the island's party-capital.