The island of Cyprus, ideally located in the Eastern Mediterranean, has mild winters and hot summers making making the country year-round holiday destination. There is never a bad time to visit and whenever you go you will find lovely soft sand beaches, 1000 years and oodles of culture as well as a fine cuisine.
You may experience a shower or two in Cyprus at the beginning of spring, but for the most part you’ll be basking in the warm glow of the Mediterranean sun. Daytime temperatures vary from a mild 15 °C to a “perfect” 28 °C in April.
Tip: The tourist season has yet to begin, so you can make the most of the quiet beaches and chilled atmosphere.
The comparatively cooler temperatures are ideal to take part in adventure activities, from kayaking to snorkelling (with wetsuits). The coarse, limestone rock here is a climber’s paradise, and if you are new rock climbing Zephyros Adventure Sports in Paphos organise individual and group courses.
Spring is the best time to experience nature as the landscape is in full bloom. Wild purple orchids make a rare appearance in early April, and the rugged landscape is a painted in every shade of green. Experience nature at its best in one of the island’s National Parks. The Akamas National Park on the West Coast of Cyprus is a protected nature area and overlooks the picturesque Chrysochou Bay.
Spring also marks the largest event in the Greek Orthodox calendar. Friends, families and tourists celebrate Easter, which takes place the first Sunday after the full moon.
As the Easter weekend approaches, Cyprus becomes a hive of festivities and celebrations. On Good Friday, each village organises an Epitaph procession with their own, unique traditions. At Midnight on Saturday, there is a huge party and families return home for a feast to mark the end of 40 days of fasting.
In September the local kids go back to school and tourists return home, so this is the best time to visit if you are looking for some tranquillity. Temperatures continue to be warm and pleasant, and there is little chance of rain. September is also when the baby loggerhead and green turtles hatch from their eggs and take their first tentative steps into the sea. Head to Lara Bay to watch this magical experience for yourself.
October 1 marks they day when Cyprus gained independence from the British. This is a public holiday and the island celebrates with festivals, parades and displays by the army.
As the end of October approaches, the first rains start to fall. The dry, arid landscape becomes rejuvenated and nature enjoys a welcome drink. Businesses start preparing for the winter season