We are visiting Cyprus in early April and something I have not been able to determine from travel sites, books & forums is whether we should split our stay between different sides (east/west) of the island. I used Google maps to determine the travel time between Ayia Napa to Polis. It suggests it will take roughly 2.5-3 hours via car. Obviously, this would mean up to 7 hours in the car in one day and if we want to visit any other sites on the west, we are wasting a lot of time driving. We seem to find the best deals if we rent a place for an entire week, but if this will greatly hinder our Cyprus visit, I think we'd be willing to stay a few nights on the east and a few on the west.
We do plan to hire a car, so I don't know if staying in the north is worth it or that may be an option as well for a night or 2. Originally, we were thinking we would just do a day trip to the north and walk across the border crossing in Nicosia, but I would like to see as much as possible on the island.
Any suggestions on this or anything else related to Cyprus would be greatly appreciated. FWIW, we are frequent travelers with a young child.Edited: 3:55 pm, February 10, 2013