I'm planning to travel around southern Cyprus from the 22-25 March. My itinerary currently runs as follows:
Day 1: Fly in to ECN around 18:30, catch a taxi to Nicosia, spend the night.
Day 2: Quick breakfast then travel to Lysos for horse riding, will explore the village and stay over night that evening.
Day 3: Travel to Paphos early morning, visit the archaeological sites, then travel along the coast towards Limassol, stopping at Aphrodite's rock, the Apollo Hylates, the Temple of Kourion and, journeying up to Omodos, a village near the Troodos Mtns.
Day 4: Make my way back to Nicosia. Spend the day exploring the city, do the cross-over to the Turkish side (so I can say I've done it), and visit the Buyuk Han. Fly out 21:00 that evening.
I don't have much time in Cyprus and would like to cram as much into my visit as possible, so I have a few questions...
1. I don't drive. Is getting around going to be a big problem? For example, will getting a taxi to take me from Nicosia to Lysos be a problem? Will they drive that far? And if so... will it cost me an arm and a leg?
2. Is Day 3 too much to do in one day? I don't want to feel rushed. I'd love to see Omodos, but would it be better to cut it out of the plan and just continue along the coast to Limassol and stay there overnight before heading back to Nicosia?
3. Also - is it wise for the busiest day of my trip, Day 3, to be on a Sunday? Are things even open on a Sunday in southern Cyprus? Should I rather turn the trip on the head and do all the sightseeing on the Saturday and go horse-riding on the Sunday?
Sorry for all the q's... but I want to get the most out of the time I have and it's only 4 days!
Thanks in advance!