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Location: Paphos

Day 1 - 13 Oct 2021

Paphos International Airport

Paphos, Paphos International Airport

Content: Arrive in Paphos from Amsterdam. Jo

Location: TIMI

Day 1 - 13 Oct 2021

AERCAR RENTALS

TIMI, AERCAR RENTALS

Content: AERCAR has good deals on rental cars. We didn’t need anything big for this trip, just a 4-door sedan. Ok

Location: Paphos

Day 1 - 13 Oct 2021

Avlida Hotel

Paphos, Avlida Hotel

Content: We just needed a place for one night with breakfast near the Paphos ruins and this hotel fit the bill. After we arrived we walked down the street to a Greek restaurant and had a nice dinner.

Location: Paphos

Day 2 - 14 Oct 2021

Tombs of the Kings (Τάφοι των Βασιλέων)

Paphos, Tombs of the Kings (Τάφοι των Βασιλέων)

Content: Paphos is famous for some ancient ruins and we explored those in the morning.

House of Theseus

Paphos, House of Theseus

Content: Make sure you wear a hat and sunscreen. We went in the middle of October and it was still very hot in the sun.

House of Dyonisis

Paphos, House of Dyonisis

Content: You do need to buy an entrance ticket to the ruins but it is inexpensive.

Paphos Lighthouse

Paphos, Paphos Lighthouse

Content: After the ruins we walked out to the lighthouse and visited the harbor.

Paphos Medieval Castle

Paphos, Paphos Medieval Castle

Content: Lots of colorful fishing boats in the harbor. There is also a fortress which we peeked into.

Location: Kouklia

Day 2 - 14 Oct 2021

Petra tou Romiou | Rock of Aphrodite

Kouklia, Petra tou Romiou | Rock of Aphrodite
Kouklia, Petra tou Romiou | Rock of Aphrodite

Content: This beach is gorgeous. There are no amenities, life guard, bathrooms, or showers. It’s just a pristine beach with some cool rock formations.

Location: Paphos

Day 2 - 14 Oct 2021

Aphrodite Beach

Paphos, Aphrodite Beach

Content: This is not a beach to spend an entire day at because the lack of facilities, but it is perfect for a swim and some stunning photos.

Location: Unknown

Day 2 - 14 Oct 2021

Airbnb

Unknown, Airbnb

Content: We rented an AirBnb in Ayia Napa for the rest of our stay, 5 nights. It was a bit far from the center of town but very spacious, clean and comfortable. It is called Sunshine Luxury House. I would definitely recommend it. You will need a car to stay here though.

Location: Ayia Napa

Day 2 - 14 Oct 2021

Ayia Napa Harbour

Ayia Napa, Ayia Napa Harbour
Ayia Napa, Ayia Napa Harbour

Content: In the evening we walked around Ayia Napa harbor and had dinner at a fish restaurant there. Very good food and good service too despite it having been crowded.

Location: Protaras

Day 3 - 15 Oct 2021

Fig Tree Bay

Protaras, Fig Tree Bay

Content: After picking up our son at Larnaca airport we drove to Fig Tree Bay. There is a nice beach here and we hung out and swam and walked around.

Fig Tree Bay

Protaras, Fig Tree Bay

Content: In the late afternoon we had some cocktails at one of the seaside bars.

Location: Ayia Napa

Day 3 - 15 Oct 2021

Cape Greco (Cavo Greco)

Ayia Napa, Cape Greco (Cavo Greco)

Content: We stopped near Cap Greco to watch the sunset.

Location: Agia Napa

Day 3 - 15 Oct 2021

Megu

Agia Napa, Megu
Agia Napa, Megu

Content: Full disclosure: being from Hawaii we are huge Japanese food fans. Megu in Ayia Napa did not disappoint. It is a very good restaurant with nice service.

Location: Ayia Napa

Day 3 - 15 Oct 2021

Parko Paliatso Luna Park

Ayia Napa, Parko Paliatso Luna Park

Content: After dinner we checked out the fair in Ayia Napa.

Location: Ayia Napa

Day 4 - 16 Oct 2021

Konnos Beach (Παραλία Κόννος)

Ayia Napa, Konnos Beach (Παραλία Κόννος)
Ayia Napa, Konnos Beach (Παραλία Κόννος)

Content: In the morning we went to Konnos Beach to rent a glass bottomed powerboat from Mike’s Watersports. Boating was a lot of fun.

Kamara Toy Koraka Bridge

Ayia Napa, Kamara Toy Koraka Bridge

Content: One of our first stops was this natural arch. It is so much cooler to view it from the water!

Location: Konnos Beach

Day 4 - 16 Oct 2021

Mike’s Watersports

Konnos Beach, Mike’s Watersports

Content: The staff at Mike’s Watersports is friendly and competent. The boat was very nice and the rental price reasonable. We would go back again for sure.

Location: Dherinia

Day 4 - 16 Oct 2021

Famagusta View Point

Dherinia, Famagusta View Point
Dherinia, Famagusta View Point

Content: We drove here from Konnos Bay. There are signs to guide you to this lookout. What you can see is the demilitarized zone between the Greek Cypriot and Turkish controlled areas. Those high rises on the second photo are abandoned because they lie in a no-man’s-land.

Location: Ayia Napa

Day 4 - 16 Oct 2021

Adams Beach

Ayia Napa, Adams Beach

Content: Watched the sunset at this lovely beach.

Limelight Taverna

Ayia Napa, Limelight Taverna

Content: We had dinner back in Ayia Napa at a Greek restaurant.

Location: Unknown

Day 5 - 17 Oct 2021

Ledras Street Green Part Nicosia

Unknown, Ledras Street Green Part Nicosia
Unknown, Ledras Street Green Part Nicosia
Unknown, Ledras Street Green Part Nicosia

Content: We drove to Nicosia in the morning

Location: Nicosia

Day 5 - 17 Oct 2021

Ledra Street Border Crossing (Πέρασμα της Οδού Λήδρας)

Nicosia, Ledra Street Border Crossing (Πέρασμα της Οδού Λήδρας)

Content: Walked around the Greek side first. Then we walked through the Lendra Street crossing to the Turkish controlled side. There is a border crossing and you will need to have your passport. At the time we also needed our Covid certificates. Probably not any more.

Sedirhan Cafe & Restaurant

Nicosia, Sedirhan Cafe & Restaurant

Content: On the Turkish side we walked around and visited this market place. They sell many hand made items.

Location: Lefkoşa

Day 5 - 17 Oct 2021

Büyük Hamam

Lefkoşa, Büyük Hamam

Content: We spent probably an hour and a half on the Turkish controlled side. Bought some small souvenirs.

Simit Dünyası

Lefkoşa, Simit Dünyası

Content: We bought a whole lot of baklava here. Very tasty. Carried a big box back over the border to the Greek side where we showed it to the customs officers. It being only baklava we could enter no problem.

Location: Ayia Napa

Day 5 - 17 Oct 2021

Love Bridge

Ayia Napa, Love Bridge

Content: In the late afternoon we drove back down to Ayia Napa to watch the sunset at this famous spot. It was spectacular.

Limanaki Da Vinci cafe

Ayia Napa, Limanaki Da Vinci cafe

Content: Then it was time for some cocktails and finally dinner. Another fab Cyprus day.

Location: Larnaka

Day 6 - 18 Oct 2021

Medieval Fort

Larnaka, Medieval Fort

Content: Early in the morning we had to drop off our older son at Larnaca airport and then we headed into Larnaca town. First stop was the fort. You will need an entrance ticket here, which is inexpensive. We climbed all the towers and ramparts. Nice views and some ancient historic stuff. Worth the visit.

Location: Larnaca

Day 6 - 18 Oct 2021

Saint Lazaros Church

Larnaca, Saint Lazaros Church
Larnaca, Saint Lazaros Church
Larnaca, Saint Lazaros Church

Content: This Eastern Orthodox Church is very beautiful. There is a colonnade around it. It is free to visit, however the accompanying museum has an entrance fee.

Larnaka Embankment (Promenade)

Larnaca, Larnaka Embankment (Promenade)

Content: Larnaca has some quaint pretty streets worth a walk around.

Location: Protaras

Day 6 - 18 Oct 2021

Profitis Elias Church (Προφήτης Ηλίας)

Protaras, Profitis Elias Church (Προφήτης Ηλίας)
Protaras, Profitis Elias Church (Προφήτης Ηλίας)

Content: In the afternoon we climbed the hill to see this tiny and very pretty church in Protaras. Nice views in all directions.

Location: Agia Napa

Day 6 - 18 Oct 2021

Megu

Agia Napa, Megu

Content: We loved Megu the first time so we went back a second time! Did I mention we adore Japanese food?

Location: Larnaca

Day 7 - 19 Oct 2021

Larnaca International Airport

Larnaca, Larnaca International Airport

Content: We dropped our rental car off at AERCAR and flew back to Zurich via Athens.