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Cyprus

Please advise on a 8 day itinerary to Cyprus

Hi, I am traveling with a friend to Cyprus for 8 days and would like to know where we should base ourselves as we would have a car and can travel easily. However, if it is not a day trip, then would be keen to stay 4 days at one place and another 4 days else where. We would be landing in larnaca


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answered by
Lucia

Hi Sneha,

first of all, avoid Larnaca - the place has one beach promenade and that's about it. It feels like the whole town is falling apart, and there is nothing to see. I visited few times and never found it exciting.

If you're up for nightlife, your best bet will be Ayia Napa (again if you go in summer it will be VERY busy) or Limassol which has plenty of trendy places to eat and lots of parties to choose from. Ayia Napa is more known for drunken tourists and teenagers and Limassol is more business orientated, but has really good food and entertainment options. Also better and slightly more expensive hotels.

I live in Paphos and love the place the most. It gets busy in summer but not nearly as much as Ayia Napa or Protaras.

Here are my top ten picks from the whole island:

1. Visit Kolios winery in Statos village near the mountains - best wines on the island and delicious mezze lunch prepared by the owners wife

2. check out the archeological sites in Paphos - Tombs Of the Kings and Paphos Archaeological Park. Other one worth checking out is Ancient Kourion between Limassol and Paphos

3. have a swim in Lara Beach

4. take a cruise or rent a boat to Blue Lagoon

5. take a hike in Akamas Peninsula National Park, beautiful views and you might meet some goats on the way

6. drive to Nicosia to check the old town and cross the borders in Ledra Street to the North Capital (you will need a passport to cross)

7. best beaches - Nissi BeachLara BeachFig tree beachCoral Bay

If you want to check out some pictures I have some on my blog Viva La Vita (this is my 4th year in Cyprus).


Lucia


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  5. Statos (attraction)
  6. Tombs Of the Kings (attraction)
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  8. Ancient Kourion (attraction)
  9. Lara Beach (attraction)
  10. Blue Lagoon (attraction)
  11. Akamas Peninsula National Park (attraction)
  12. Nissi Beach (attraction)
  13. Fig tree beach (hotel)
  14. Coral Bay (attraction)
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answered by
Sasa from Belgrade

Hi . I was with wife in Larnaca, rented a car there at the airport and based in Larnaca for few days. Went to Ayia Napa and Limassol, but Larnaca can be your base.

Be advised that they are driving on left side of the street if you are not from United KingdomJapan, or Australia. Also, if you rent a car, your insurance will not be valid for Turkey side of the island

Regards

Sasa


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answered first by
Mary from Leicester

Cyprus drives on the left.

You don't give your interests which always makes it very difficult to advise.

As you have a car I'd suggest you base yourselves in Larnaca for the first couple of days, exploring Nicosia (perhaps take the pedestrian border crossing to North Cyprus in the middle of the city? Remember to take your passports if you decide to do this) and maybe Limassol.

Then move on to a base in or near Paphos, which has superb Roman remains & mosaics near its harbour. From a Paphos base you can easily explore the Troodos Mountains as well as enjoy the beaches, visit Aphrodite’s Rock / Petra-tou-Romiou, the Akamas Peninsula National Park and the ruined city of Ancient Kourion.


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  7. Aphrodite’s Rock / Petra-tou-Romiou (restaurant)
  8. Akamas Peninsula National Park (attraction)
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