Planning a trip to Cyprus? Cyprus has a lot to offer! So we put together this guide to inform you all you need to consider before you go and to provide you with a few sample itineraries to assist you to plan your trip.
What is the best time of year to visit Cyprus?
The summer season in Cyprus runs from mid-June to mid-October, so expect people and increased rates everywhere you go. A visit in mid-March, April, or May guarantees warmer weather as well as a less expensive vacation.
What is the best way to move around in Cyprus?
Flying from your home country to either Larnaca International Airport or Paphos International Airport is the most convenient way to visit Cyprus.
You can rent a car to drive from the airports because it is reasonably inexpensive and easy to navigate across Cyprus. You can enjoy gorgeous drives along the way, and even in cities, traffic is mild.
How long should you stay in Cyprus?
We recommend staying in Cyprus for a week! With so much to see in Cyprus, 7 days is enough time to visit the major cities and sights, spend a day at one of the many beaches, and generally experience what the Cypriots have to offer. So, have a look at the itineraries below and start making plans to make the most of your trip to Cyprus.
Got 7 days in Cyprus?
If you have a week or more in Cyprus. To get you started, here’s a sample itinerary. Begin your journey at Larnaca, Cyprus’s third-largest city on the island’s southern coast. On the first day, recover from jet lag by visiting landmarks such as Larnaca Fort and the Church of Saint Lazarus.
On the second day, drive down to the birthplace of Aphrodite, the Greek goddess, on the way to Pafos.
This Unesco World Heritage Site, often known as Paphos, is home to spectacular Hellenic ruins and structures. On day 4, proceed to Troodos Mountain after a two-night stay.
Before travelling to Nicosia, the capital city, spend a full day exploring the Byzantine era churches, local folk art museums, and vineyards. Spend two nights here to experience sites such as the old city and the Cyprus Handicraft Centre, and make time for a day trip to Agia Napa‘s beaches. Return to Larnaca on day 6 to explore the salt lake and the Choirokoitia Neolithic Settlement.
In the evening, take a cruise around the lit-up shoreline. On day 7, you will be able to fly home.
Where & What to Eat in Cyprus?
Food is a particularly delicate topic in Cyprus, and it may be something you discuss during your visit. Grilling and Foukou (cooking over hot coals) are the main sports in Cyprus, and nothing beats the classic souvlaki.
There are plenty of fine restaurants in Cyprus where you may enjoy delicious meals, however, it is best to seek out more conventional establishments rather than fashionable, attractive establishments.
Try the Fish Meze offered in Cyprus; it is difficult to find in other parts of Europe and we highly suggest it. Potamos Liopetriou, the Potamos Fish Restaurant, is the best spot to enjoy fish meze.
In addition, good fish can be found in almost every town in Cyprus, including Nicosia.
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