Weather in Cyprus and Few Awesome Beaches in Ammochostos
Weather in Cyprus is stable and easy to predict, at least most of the time. I was last Christmass in Cyprus. Guess what, i was able to swim on 26th of December. The water and external temperature was also perfect. I wasn't feeling hot or cold.
In the first place, weather in Cyprus is more or less stable. There are around 300 days per year of sun and the coldest night can be only up-to -2C in the cities.
In addition during the winter you may have great sunny days and you can even swim in the sea.
Cyprus tourist season starts in April until the end of November. While April, May and end of November is a risky time due to weather instability.
Finally the best time for someone that lives in colder areas is middle of May - End of June and September - October. During July and August, temperature may climb upto 43C and even higher.
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Weather in Cyprus - General information
The picture above was taken in my favorite beach - Nissi Beach in Ayia Napa on 26th of December, 2017. It was the first time i was swimming during this time in Cyprus. Strange, while i was living there for 33 years. I never swim during the winter months. Weather in Cyprus seems to be more appreciated when you live abroad.
Finally, not only i swim during December, but i was also not feeling cold at all. In addition i spent a lot of time in the water and the water temperature was just perfect. Above all i was able to stay in the water for very long time, the water was crystal clear and refreshing.
Are you planning short holidays in Cyprus? It might great time to visit during the Christmass time. Not only the hotels are very cheap, but you can swim and enjoy a peaceful time as it won't be crowded at all. You can't imagine what is happening in Nissi Beach during the summer months.
Few more things about Nissi Beach or Nissi Bay
Nissi Beach is my favorite beach in Cyprus, Ayia Napa. The beach is a located a bit far from the center of Ayia Napa. The music is always in the air and it is very crowdy during the weekends.
In addition the beach during July and August becomes a bit dirty. If you would like to party, enjoy the sun and the sand, then this the place.
There are a 2 nice hotels very close to this beach i would recommend for you:
Atlantica Aeneas Resort & Spa Ayia Napa, Ayia Napa, Cyprus - An amazing 5* Hotel with an awesome swimming pool. I was working for this hotel one summer when i was still a student. Great Service and is the best to go with kids.
Adams Beach Hotel in Ayia Napa, Cyprus. This is the hotel i was always dreaming to stay! Unfortunately i wasn't able so far. Amazing place and is exacly next to Nissi Beach. Aeneas Hotel is at the opposite site of the street. You can see the view from the hotel camera in the picture above.
But let's get back to the Weather in Cyprus!
Weather in Cyprus during Summer
In the first place when we talk about summer and Cyprus is usually middle of May till the middle of October at least. The hottest months are considered to be July and August. Temperatures can reach 43C but when you are in the pool or at the beach should be fine.
During the night we may have temperatures even upto 30C, called tropical nights. Dress light and do not walk a lot can be an effective approach, while all the places are fully airconditioned.
When travelling with kids, consider a strong sun protection and a hat. Also avoid staying in the sun between 12:00 and 15:00 for long periods.
During July and August and specially during the weekends, all the main beaches of Cyprus are very crowded. Maybe it's time for the hotel pool?
Few more things about Konnos Bay in Protaras - See picture above
Another awesome beach located a bit outside of Protaras. It is a bit difficult to get there walking but a few stairs will let you down to this paradise. If you stay in Grecian Park Hotel. Another amazing 5* Hotel located in the top of the famous Konnos beach.
What is different in this beach is the beautiful surroundings, as it is one of the most green beaches in Ayia Napa.
In addition the sun beds are plastic and you can use them also in the water!! Finally there is an awesome bar under the trees where you can relax your skin from the sun. I forgot the beautiful path which will take you through the Cape Greco National Forest Park
Weather in Cyprus during Spring
This is the time all people hope for a good rain. Specially when the rain during the winter was very little. This is the last time we can get a good rain in order to have water for the summer. Sometimes we are lucky and rain a lot, sometimes not.
Spring time is quite shortened in Cyprus. We can consider the period between middle of March and till the middle of May.
Spring is the time of the biggest weather instability. I founded the picture below when i was writing this article. The picture is more a joke and the numbers are a bit overdone. But this is the weather till the summer comes for good and stay. When the summer start, then the weather is hot and stable all the time.
Weather in Cyprus during Autumn
Another season that is shortened by the summer. Although during September and October the temperature is cooler, specially during the night can drop to 15C. Sometimes there is good sunny weather during November and even in December and the rest of the winter months.
We can consider Autumn to be only November and December.
Weather in Cyprus during the Winter
Winter in Cyprus is not so cold in general, but the main problem is that many Cypriot houses are not built for cold temperatures. Frequently there is no central heating, so residents rely on portable heaters, fireplace and airconditions.
Many winter days are hot enough and the sun shines in the sky, while the coldest nights can be 3C. Also in some cases might go upto -2C in the city centers.
In Troodos mountains there is often some snow during the winter. Although might not be enough for ski-ing. Anyway i don't think someone will visit Cyprus for ski. January and February are considered the coldest months in Cyprus, while in February the weather start to change to Spring slowly slowly.
The island usually looks green by this time of year, after the winter rains. Wild flowers begin to bloom in wasteland and on the hills, although there is usually some snow still in the highest parts of the Troodos mountains.
From Maistrali to Ayia Napa Port beach
Enough with the weather in Cyprus. I have one last beach to mention in Ayia Napa. The beach is located on the way to get out of Ayia Napa and to the old road to Protaras. By the way i never liked the new street to Protaras and i always prefer to use the old one. It is more pleasant for the eye.
The beach is exactly located under the Melissi Hotel in Ayia Napa. This is one of my favorite beaches in Ayia Napa as well. Mostly for relaxing. During the weekends is also getting very crowded.
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