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What to Pack for Cyprus – Packing List

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The sunny island of Cyrpus is a major travel destination for those who enjoy both beaches and rich cultural attractions. Understanding the climate is the key to a successful trip.

Cyprus What to Pack 

Keep in mind the varied geography of the island before you come here. Cyprus is place of mountains and the shore. Be prepared for both.

Know the Island 

Cyprus has a mountainous interior and a coast fringed by beaches. Both areas offer lots of attractions. Most people want to visit areas parts of the island. The beaches are warm while the mountains have skiing and charming villages. However, the Troodos Mountains tend to be much colder all year round. You’ll want to bring bathing suits for the beaches and then cool gear for the mountains.

Formal and Informal 

Historic churches are all over Cyprus. If you’re planning to spend time touring them, you’ll want to make sure you’re dressed properly before you enter. Women should bring a formal dress with long-sleeves while men put on long trousers as they may not let you enter in the places otherwise. The same is true for many monasteries in the mountains. Pack something to cover your head as well.

The Rocky Beaches 

Some of the more adored beaches in Cyprus have rocky outcliffs rather than traditional sands. You’ll want to make sure you have the proper shoes when you’re headed down the paths there. Bring shoes that will protect your feet from the stones. Sunscreen is a must as well as a small rutsack for essentials like a water bottle and a thick blanket if you don’t want to pay for seating.

Editor’s note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about packing lists in Cyprus. 

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