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Island Dreams: A Guide to Planning the Perfect Trip to Cyprus

Island Dreams: A Guide to Planning the Perfect Trip to Cyprus

With its subtropical climate and views of the Mediterranean, Cyprus is the perfect getaway year-round. However, you’ll experience different weather depending on when you travel, so it’s best to plan your trip around what type of experience you want to have while you’re there. There are three distinct seasons in Cyprus: summer, winter, and fall/spring. When you visit depends on your preferences, but here are some general guidelines to help you get started planning your ideal trip!

Spring

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In Cyprus during the start of spring, there may be one or two showers, but for the most part you’ll be soaking up the warm rays of the Mediterranean sun. In April, daytime highs range from a comfortable 15 °C to a “wonderful” 28 °C. The city has seen rainfall every day this month so far, but fortunately it’s been only light rain (less than 10mm). As well as being a fantastic time to enjoy the many archaeological sites in and around Paphos, April is also an excellent time to see Cyprus’s wildflowers in bloom.

The ideal season to enjoy nature is spring since everything is in full bloom. Early in April, wild purple orchids make a sporadic appearance, and the craggy landscape is covered in many shades of green. Visit one of the island’s National Parks to enjoy nature at its best. The lovely Chrysochou Bay is visible from the Akamas National Park, which is a protected natural region on Cyprus’ west coast.

The biggest occasion in the Greek Orthodox calendar occurs in spring. Easter is observed by friends, relatives, and visitors on the first Sunday following the full moon.

Cyprus becomes a bustle of festivities and celebrations as Easter weekend draws near. Every community organises an epitaph parade on Good Friday with its own distinct traditions. Families come home for a feast at midnight on Saturday to celebrate the completion of the 40-day fast. There is a great celebration.

Summer

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Peak season begins in May, when a wave of visitors descended. The summertime temperature may reach a scorching 40°C. Locals and visitors alike throng nightclubs, bars, and eateries to take advantage of the beautiful weather and festive mood. The Limassol Wine Festival and Paphos Beer Festival are only two of the beer and wine festivals that take place in Cyprus during the summer.

Dive several magnificent shipwrecks in addition to seeing marine life. The Zenobia, a ferry that sunk on her return trip in 1980 and is regarded as one of the top recreational diving sites in the world, is the most well-known.

Go to the Troodos mountains, where Mount Olympus is located, if you can’t take the heat. One of the few areas where you can escape the sweltering heat of the sun is this area, which is covered with enormous tracts of woodland. Discover obscure monasteries and charming towns like Kakopetria with its stone-paved centre plaza and mediaeval district.

Autumn

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If you’re searching for peace and quiet, September is the greatest month to come because both local children and visitors return to their homes. There is minimal danger of rain, and temperatures are still moderate and comfortable. Additionally, the loggerhead and green turtle hatchlings make their first hesitant forays into the ocean in September. To witness this magnificent event for yourself, go to Lara Bay.

On October 1, Cyprus declared its independence from the British. The island commemorates this official holiday with festivals, parades, and military shows.

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The first rains begin to fall as October draws to a close. The desert environment is revitalised, and nature takes a pleasant sip. Since businesses are getting ready for the winter season, now is a wonderful opportunity to get a deal and take advantage of large hotel discounts.

Winter

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Temperatures seldom fall below freezing in November and December and can still exceed 18 degrees. Hardcore watersports enthusiasts may enjoy the optimal water conditions thanks to the sea’s spectacular surge caused by winter storms.

Additionally, it is a great time to go trekking as the terrain is less dry and crusty and a wonderful, warm breeze will be blowing your way.

In Cyprus, Christmas and New Year’s are observed with the customary zeal and delight. From the end of November, the island is decorated with cheery Christmas trees, and a large number of street sellers appear to offer presents and trinkets as well as syrup-drenched sweets and grilled meat.

Another significant day in the Orthodox Christian calendar is January 6: it’s Epiphany Day (“Ta Fota” in Cypriot). The holy cross, which is later recovered by eager divers, is thrown into the Mediterranean Sea by the Bishop as the festival’s grand finale.

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