Weather in Cyprus & the Beaches of Ammochostos
Weather in Cyprus is stable and easy to predict, at least most of the time. It was last Christmas in Cyprus. Guess what, I was able to swim on the 26th of December. The water and external temperature were also perfect. I wasn't feeling hot or cold.
Weather in Cyprus
Stable Weather most of the time, with 300 Days of Sun!
Cyprus tourist season starts in April and finishes at the end of October. The coldest night in Nicosia is around -2C. In addition during the winter, you may have great sunny days.
Attention to April and May because the weather is unstable.
Finally, the best time for someone that lives in colder areas is the middle of May - End of June and September - October. During July and August, the temperature may climb up to +43C and even higher.
General Weather in Cyprus
As they say, one picture is a thousand words. The pictures below were taken at my favorite beach, Nissi Beach in Ayia Napa on the 26th of December, 2017.
It was the first time I was swimming during this time in Cyprus. Strange, I was living there for 33 years. I never swam 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 and the water was crystal clear and refreshing.
Are you planning a short holiday in Cyprus? It might a great time to visit during Christmas 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.
Nissi Beach - Best Beach in Cyprus
Nissi Beach is my favorite beach in Cyprus, Ayia Napa, and one of the best beaches in Cyprus. The music is always in the air and it is very crowded during the weekends.
In addition, the beach during July and August becomes a bit dirty due to the beach parties. If you would like to party, enjoy the sun and the sand, then this the place.
There are 2 nice hotels very close to this beach I would recommend for you. Vassos Nissi Plage Hotel - 4*, it was abandoned for many years, but it was finally, renovated and works again.
Also, opposite the street, not on the beach is the Aeneas Hotel. I worked there one summer when I was a student. Adams Beach Hotel in Ayia Napa, Cyprus. This is the hotel I was always dreaming to stay!
Unfortunately, I wasn't able to so far. Amazing place and is exactly next to my favorite beach, Nissi Beach. Aeneas Hotel is on the opposite side of the street with an awesome pool. 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 it is usually the 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 up to 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 traveling with kids, consider 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 especially during the weekends, all the main beaches of Cyprus are very crowded.
Maybe it's time for the hotel pool?
Konnos Bay in Protaras - Best Beach in Cyprus
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 at the top of the famous Konnos beach. What is different on this beach is the beautiful surroundings, as it is one of the greenest beaches in Ayia Napa.
In addition, the sunbeds 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. See the map: «https://goo.gl/maps/menmTHPp28KNycu77».
Weather in Cyprus during Spring
This is the time all people hope for a good rain. Especially when the rain during the winter was very little. This is the last time we can get good rain in order to have water for the summer.
Sometimes we are lucky and rain a lot, sometimes not. In the last years, there is more rain in Cyprus than before. Springtime is quite shortened in Cyprus. We can consider the period between the middle of March and till the middle of May.
Spring is the time of the biggest weather instability. as it might be windy and raining, but the weather is getting the worm When the summer starts, then the weather is hot and stable all the time. We have a word about the weather of March: «Τον Μάρτη ξύλα φύλαγε, μην κάψεις τα παλούκια».
It means to save some wood for March, in order to not burning sticks.
Weather in Cyprus during Autumn
Another season that is shortened by the summer. Although during September and October the temperature is cooler, especially 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 in November and December.
Fig Tree Bay, Protaras - Best Beach in Cyprus
Another great easily accessible beach in Cyprus is the famous Fig Tree Bay. Located in the hard of Protaras, is an awesome sandy beach with sun loungers and public amenities. See the beach here: «https://goo.gl/maps/AvXFj5xe4dDikb786».
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, a fireplace, and air-condition.
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 up to -2C in the city centers.
In the 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 to ski. January and February are considered the coldest months in Cyprus, while in February the weather starts to change to Spring slowly.
The island usually looks green by this time of year, after the winter rains. Wildflowers begin to bloom in the wasteland and on the hills, although there is usually some snow still in the highest parts of the Troodos mountains.
Enough with the weather in Cyprus. I have one last beach to mention in Ayia Napa.
Pantaxou & Glyki Nero - Best Beach in Cyprus
This is a long beach that starts under the Grecian Sands Hotel and finishes at the Ayia Napa Port. At the side of the Port, is not so nice, as they are many rocks, but before all the way is an awesome beach. The beach is located on the way to get out of Ayia Napa and before you enter 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.
One of the best spots on the beach is Marcello's Beach Bar. See the map of the beach here: «https://goo.gl/maps/XPu6n8Y5t6kDmYzY8».
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Finally, some more of the Best Beaches of Cyprus in the Area of Ammochostos is
- Ammos tou Kambouri: «https://goo.gl/maps/aqaWgS5DgS22GXAF7»
- Sunrise Beach Protaras: «https://goo.gl/maps/ceWs3uUb7yebd1Y67»
- Landa Beach Ayia Napa: «https://goo.gl/maps/61pUnywZ6ZAHLwZt6»
- Ayia Thekla Beach Sotira: «https://goo.gl/maps/Y3rajn6XcWKnPaVp7»
Thanks For Reading!
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