Cyprus is known as ‘the island of love’ and it is said that this sunny, Mediterranean gem is where the goddess Aphrodite came to shore. In fact, you can even visit ‘Aphrodite’s Rock’ in the Greek south of the island, close to Limassol and Paphos.
The northern part of the island is part of mainland Turkey, and Famagusta is a wonderful place to visit. The island is also a popular clubbing destination with top international acts regularly appearing at the clubs in Ayia Napa. Cyprus boasts some of the most beautiful beaches in the Mediterranean and it’s easy to reach from the rest of Europe with regular flights to Larnaca, Paphos and Ercan International Airport near Nicosia.
Cyprus current water temperature is: 83°FThis water temperature is warm enough for water sports
Water temperature around the coast of Cyprus ranges from 60.8F or 16C in January to 82.4F or 28C in August making it perfect for swimming and water sports at most times of the year.
In August the sea can feel like a warm bath, while in January it is cooler but you soon become used to it and it is still fun for swimming, kayaking and wind-surfing. Cyprus has numerous holiday resorts with good beaches and because of the high number of visitors you’ll find activities like jet ski, para sailing, hang gliding, water skiing and banana boats all around the coast.
14 Days Weather Forecast for Cyprus
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Best time to visit Cyprus
Cyprus is considered to have one of the healthiest climates in the world with warm winters, hot, sunny summers and low precipitation. The average daytime temperature in January, which is the coolest month, is still a very pleasant 59F or 15C so you will need a jacket but not a thick, winter coat.
Summer highs of 98F or 37C in July and August mean long, sunny days and hot nights. However, almost everywhere has air conditioning and the weather is ideal for enjoying the beaches, or for taking a drive inland to the beautiful Troodos Mountains.
Climate of Cyprus
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You should see this when you visiting Cyprus
Cyprus is popular with all ages and there is plenty to see and do. Limassol is one of the liveliest towns and boasts a long stretch of beach from the harbour to the outskirts of Pyrgos. The Yermasoyia area of the town has plenty of bars and nightclubs and is just a few minutes walk to the beach.
Visit the Old Fort at Paphos where there are often concerts and recitals on summer evenings, or go shopping in Larnaca or Nicosia in the Turkish part of the island. Be sure to try traditional tapas in one of the many good local restaurants in each resort. Europe’s biggest water park is a favourite for kids in Limassol, while Ayia Napa is the perfect combination of stunning beaches and top nightlife and entertainment.
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