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Opening Hours of Major Attractions in Cyprus During the Holidays

Updated: 3 months ago

Christmas holidays are a wonderful time to explore the sights of Cyprus. But how do they operate?

This question is particularly relevant among parents of schoolchildren, as Christmas holidays last from December 25th to January 7th.

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Operating Hours of Cyprus Attractions during Christmas Holidays

Kykkos Monastery

Opening hours: 10:00 - 16:00, including Saturdays and Sundays. Holidays during Christmas holidays: January 1st and 6th.

Archaeological Museum in Episkopi

Opening hours: 08:00 - 15:30, closed on Saturdays and Sundays. Holidays during the holidays: January 1st, 6th, and 7th.

Cyprus Postal Museum

Opening hours: 09:00 - 15:00, on Saturdays 09:00 - 13:00, closed on Sundays. Holidays during the holidays: January 1st and 7th.

Cyprus Museum of Natural History

Opening hours: 08:30 - 13:00, closed on Saturdays and Sundays. Holidays during the holidays: January 1st, 6th, and 7th.

Archaeological Park of Paphos

Opening hours: 08:30 - 17:00, including Saturdays and Sundays. Holidays during Christmas holidays: January 1st and 6th.

Aphrodite's Rock

This attraction is accessible 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, as long as you know how to get there. We know, and we have told you about it.

UNESCO Monasteries in Troodos

Opening hours: 09:00 - 16:00, including Saturdays and Sundays, but on Sundays - from 11:00. Closed on Christmas holidays: January 1st and 6th. More about UNESCO Monasteries in Troodos Mountains.

Troodos Botanical Garden

Opening hours: 09:00 - 14:00, on Sundays from 10:30 - 15:00. Closed on Christmas holidays: January 1st and 6th.

Cape Greco

Another natural attraction you can visit at any time. However, if you need the visitor center, it operates until 16:00 during winter. For information on what to see and how to get to this tourist hotspot, read our article.

Ancient City of Kourion

Opening hours: 8:30 - 17:00, including Saturdays and Sundays. Closed on Christmas holidays: January 1st and 6th. Read our article about Kourion to learn about all the interesting things you can see there.

Neolithic Settlement of Choirokoitia

Opening hours: 08:30 - 17:00, including Saturdays and Sundays. Closed on Christmas holidays: January 1st and 6th.

Church of St. Anastasia in Polemidia

Opening hours: According to the Cyprus Ministry of Tourism, "at any reasonable time." It is evident that the church does not close, but it is noted that during holidays (January 1st and 6th) it is completely closed.

Archaeological Site in Peyia

Opening hours: 09:30 - 17:00, including Saturdays and Sundays. Closed on Christmas holidays: January 1st and 6th.

Archaeological Site in Paleokastro

Opening hours: 08:30 - 16:00, closed on Saturdays and Sundays. Closed on holidays: January 1st, 6th, and 7th.

Archaeological Site of Kalavasos - Tenta

Opening hours: 08:30 - 16:00, including Saturdays and Sundays. Closed on Christmas holidays: January 1st and 6th.

Kolossi Castle

Opening hours: 08:30 - 17:00, including Saturdays and Sundays. Closed on January 1st and 6th for the Christmas holidays. For more information about the castle, read our mini-guide.

Archaeological Excavations in Kouklia

Opening hours: 08:30 - 17:00, including Saturdays and Sundays. Closed on January 1st and 6th for the Christmas holidays.

Tombs of Makronissos

Opening hours: 09:00 - 17:00, including Saturdays and Sundays. Closed on January 1st and 6th for the Christmas holidays.

Sanctuary of Apollo Hylates

Opening hours: 08:30 - 17:00, including Saturdays and Sundays. Closed on January 1st and 6th for the Christmas holidays.

St. Catherine's Chapel in Pyrga

Opening hours: 08:30 - 16:00, closed on Saturdays and Sundays. Closed on January 1st, 6th, and 7th during holidays.

Archaeological Excavations in Tamassos

Opening hours: 08:30 - 16:00, closed on Saturdays and Sundays. Closed on January 1st, 6th, and 7th during holidays.

Avakas Gorge

This natural attraction is open all the time. However, we do not recommend going there at night or during rainy weather, and here's why.

Frequently Asked Questions about Cyprus attractions

How do the aquarium and planetarium operate?

The aquarium is completely closed on December 24th and 25th, as well as on December 31st and January 1st. The planetarium only rests on December 25th and January 1st.

Where can I find a list of public holidays in Cyprus?

You can find it on our website. There are a total of 15 public holidays in Cyprus, and you can check the complete list in our article.

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