8 days in Cyprus Itinerary

8 days in Cyprus Itinerary

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8 days in Cyprus Itinerary

Ljubljana
+2
Fly + Drive + bus:  9​h
Ayia Napa
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Kyrenia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Paphos
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Drive + Fly:  9​h 30​min
Ljubljana

3
days
Ayia Napa

Ayia Napa ©
Though Ayia Napa boasts archaeological sites and the largest water park in Europe, the city is best known as a party hub.
Get outdoors at Fig Tree Bay and Scuba & Snorkeling. Discover out-of-the-way places like Konnos Bay and Church of Profitis Elias. There's lots more to do: stroll through Makronissos Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ayia Napa Monastery, explore the fascinating underground world of Cyclops Cave, and cool off at WaterWorld Waterpark.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Ayia Napa travel itinerary creator.

Ljubljana, Slovenia to Ayia Napa is an approximately 9-hour combination of bus, flight, and car. 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 Ljubljana to Ayia Napa due to the time zone difference. In December, Ayia Napa is much hotter than Ljubljana - with highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kyrenia.

Things to do in Ayia Napa

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Protaras, Cyclops Cave
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Fig Tree Bay ©
Fig Tree Bay
Konnos Bay ©
Konnos Bay
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
days
Kyrenia

Kyrenia ©
Famous for its natural port and Byzantine castle, Kyrenia is not only a lovely old Venetian town, but also the most visited tourist destination in Northern Cyprus.
On the 7th (Wed), explore the activities along Kyrenia Harbour, then delve into the distant past at Saint Hilarion Castle, and then make a trip to Centre of Visual Arts and Research. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Bellapais Monastery, choose your vessel at Vela Yachting -Tours, and then step into the grandiose world of Kyrenia Castle.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kyrenia trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Ayia Napa to Kyrenia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. In December in Kyrenia, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Paphos.

Things to do in Kyrenia

#Historic Sites, #Tours, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Centre of Visual Arts and Research
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Saint Hilarion Castle ©
Saint Hilarion Castle
Kyrenia Harbour ©
Kyrenia Harbour
Centre of Visual Arts and Research ©

3
days
Paphos

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Aphrodite's Rock and Smigies Nature Trail. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Pafos Zoo and Akamas Peninsula National Park. When in Paphos, make a side trip to see Kourion (Curium) in Limassol, approximately 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, savor the flavors at Joulietta - Chocolatier & Patissier, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ayios Neophytos Monastery.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Paphos vacation planner.

You can drive from Kyrenia to Paphos in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and car. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in December, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paphos

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Akamas Peninsula National Park, Aphrodite's Rock, Kourion, Smigies Nature Trail
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Akamas Peninsula National Park ©
Akamas Peninsula National Park
Aphrodite's Rock ©
Aphrodite's Rock

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