A 7-DAY ITINERARY
The history of Cyprus may be long, but the distances are short! Thats why you can spend a satisfying weekend on Cyprus and come away feeling you have had a fascinating glimpse of ancient civilizations as well as of a modern Mediterranean lifestyle. But there is so much to do and see on Cyprus that several days are even better. And if you allow a week or more, you will truly experience the wonders that Cyprus has to offer. In seven days you can visit all the important points of interest in Cyprus. 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 Palm Tree 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 at 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 Amathous.
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 harbor. In the afternoon, visit Pafos Medieval Fort, Mosaics, Tombs of the Kings and the Panagia Chrysopolitissa (St. Pauls 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 Baths of Aphrodite.
Omodos in the Limassol District. Visit this quaint village famous for its winemaking.
Fikardou in the Nicosia District. The whole village has been declared an ancient monument in order to preserve 18th-century houses.
Chrysorrogiatissa Monastery in the Pafos District.
Angeloktisti Church at Kiti village in the Larnaka District.
There are, of course, a lot more things to see as mentioned in the preceding pages. You can create your own itineraries according to your special interests. Remember that in Cyprus, you are always close to everything you want to see.
Guided excursions are organized by Sightseeing Tour Operators, and reservations for these excursions can be made directly or through your hotel desk. Tours are available from: Lemesos, Pafos, Larnaka, Agia Napa, Paralimni and Polis.
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