8 days in Cyprus Itinerary

8 days in Cyprus Itinerary

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Ayia Napa
— 3 nights
— 2 nights
— 2 nights
Bus to Larnaca, Fly to Ljubljana


Ayia Napa — 3 nights

Though Ayia Napa boasts archaeological sites and the largest water park in Europe, the city is best known as a party hub.
Explore hidden gems such as Cyclops Cave and Ayia Napa Monastery. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Fig Tree Bay will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Makronissos Beach, cool off at WaterWorld Themed Waterpark, tour the pleasant surroundings at Konnos Bay, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Profitis Elias.

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Ljubljana, Slovenia to Ayia Napa is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ljubljana to Ayia Napa. In December, Ayia Napa is much hotter than Ljubljana - with highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kyrenia.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature
Side Trips

Kyrenia — 2 nights

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 27th (Tue), explore the activities along Kyrenia Harbour, delve into the distant past at Saint Hilarion Castle, and then explore the world behind art at Centre of Visual Arts and Research (CVAR). On the next day, delve into the distant past at Bellapais Monastery, then choose your vessel at Vela Yachting, and then step into the grandiose world of Kyrenia Castle.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kyrenia trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ayia Napa to Kyrenia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Paphos.
Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Transportation
Side Trip

Paphos — 2 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Smigies Nature Trail. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paphos: Akamas Peninsula National Park (in Neo Chorion), Kourion (in Limassol City) and Aphrodite's Rock (in Kouklia). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Agios Neophytos Monastery, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Pafos Zoo, and look for gifts at Aphrodite Jewellery.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Paphos holiday maker tool.

Getting from Kyrenia to Paphos by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December in Paphos, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Cyprus travel guide

Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
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.