7 Days in Cyprus…
The History of Cyprus may be long, but the distances are short! That’s why you can spend a satisfying weekend in Cyprus and come away feeling as if you have had a fascinating glimpse of ancient civilizations as well as of the modern Mediterranean lifestyle. There is much to do and see in Cyprus, therefore several days are even better. If you allow yourself a week or more, you will truly experience the wonders that Cyprus has to offer. You can choose any of the daily itineraries listed below according to the length of your stay in Cyprus. If you are at the port of Limassol, as a cruise passenger for a day, it is suggested that you visit the Limassol area and Pafos.
DAY 1 – Nicosia In the morning, visit the Cyprus Museum, Agios Ioannis Cathedral, Byzantine and Folk Art Museums and the Famagusta Gate area. Lunch at Laiki Geitonia. In the afternoon, visit the Leventis Municipal Museum, and take a walk in the pedestrian shopping area.
DAY 2 – Larnaka In the morning, visit St. Lazarus Church, Pierides Museum and Kition. Lunch at the “Phinikoudes” Promenade. In the afternoon, visit the Lefkara village famous for its local lace and silverware, and the Choirokoitia Neolithic settlement.
DAY 3 – Ammochostos Area Visit Agios Georgios Church at Sotira, Agia Napa Monastery and spend your afternoon swimming in the crystal clear waters of Agia Napa and Paralimni. Explore the rugged coast of Cape Greko.
DAY 4 – Troodos Mountains Visit Asinou Church at Nikitari village, Agios Nikolaos tis Stegis Church at Kakopetria village and stop for lunch at Platres. In the afternoon, visit Trooditissa or Kykkos Monastery. Explore picturesque villages in the area.
DAY 5 – Limassol In the morning, visit Kolossi Castle, Kourion ancient site and the Sanctuary of Apollo. In the afternoon, visit the Medieval Museum and the ancient site of Amathus.
DAY 6 – Pafos On the way to Pafos stop at Petra tou Romiou – legendary birthplace of Aphrodite and Agia Paraskevi Church at Geroskipou village. Lunch at the harbour. In the afternoon, visit Pafos Medieval Fort, Mosaics, Tombs of the Kings and the Panagia Chrysopolitissa (St. Paul’s Pillar).
DAY 7 – Pafos In the morning, visit Agios Neofytos Monastery, Agios Georgios near Pegeia village, and Polis Lunch at Latsi. In the afternoon, take one of the nature walks at Akamas Peninsula, starting from the Bath of Aphrodite.