5 days in Nicosia, Ayia Napa & Protaras Itinerary

5 days in Nicosia, Ayia Napa & Protaras Itinerary

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Fly
1
Nicosia
— 1 night
Drive
2
Ayia Napa
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Protaras
— 1 night
Fly

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Nicosia

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 18th (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Kyrenia Harbour, then contemplate the long history of Kyrenia Castle, and then explore the ancient world of Saint Hilarion Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Lazarus, take in the exciting artwork at Art by Theo Michael, then steep yourself in history at Buyuk Han, then make a trip to Selimiye Mosque, and finally explore the ancient world of Bellapais Monastery.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Nicosia route planning app.

Beirut, Lebanon to Nicosia is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Beirut in September, expect little chillier with lows of 24°C in Nicosia. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Ayia Napa.

Things to do in Nicosia

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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Ayia Napa

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 20th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ayia Napa Monastery, then contemplate the waterfront views at Blue Lagoon, and then explore the activities along Konnos Bay. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Panagia Church, tour the pleasant surroundings at Makronissos Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Nissi Beach.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Ayia Napa online day trip planner.

Drive from Nicosia to Ayia Napa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Ayia Napa are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Protaras.

Things to do in Ayia Napa

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
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Protaras

Land of Windmills

Located along Cyprus's lovely Fig Tree Bay, Protaras is a family-friendly resort town with beautiful beaches and plenty of recreational activities.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Profitis Elias, and then kick back and relax at Fig Tree Bay.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Protaras trip maker site.

Protaras is just a short distance from Ayia Napa. In September, daytime highs in Protaras are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Protaras

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
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