Where: Cyprus (Larnaca, Limassol, Pafos, Troodos Mountains, Lefkosia); Northern Cyprus (Lefkoşa, Girne, Gazimağusa, Varosha)
Transport: Airlines, Bus, Car
Who: One backpacker
Currency: Euro, Turkish Lira
| Divided island and our trip
The island of Cyprus is divided in to two “countries”. The Republic of Cyprus (mentioned here as Cyprus) and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (mentioned here as TRNC or Northern Cyprus).
Although recognized only by Turkey, and no other UN-countries recognize TRNC, it takes the norther part of this island, and we are calling it a country because it has its own government, border controls and currency (although TRNC uses Turkish Lira, as opposed to Euro used in Cyprus).
This itinerary covers all places around both the countries – Cyprus and Northern Cyprus. See the planning section for more details around moving between the two countries.
Planning & Information
Tips, info & details of planning.
Arriving in Larnaca. Old town and around.
Salt lake, Kamares aqueduct, and exploring towns around Larnaca.
Exploring Limassol and Aphrodite beach.
Drive around the villages and monasteries of Troodos mountains.
Exploring Paphos, shipwreck beach and the west coast.
South side of the capital city of Nicosia (Lefkosia).
North side of the capital city of Nicosia (Lefkoşa), and Girne Harbor.
Exploring Girne (Kyrenia) and St. Hilarion castle.
Exploring the walled city of Famagusta (Gazimağusa), and visiting ghost town of Varosha.
Gazimağusa to Lefkosia to Larnaca
Travel from Famagusta (Gazimağusa) to Nicosia, crossing border to Cyprus and onward to Larnaca.
How much did it cost?
List of all the expenses.