Cyprus gets a lot of sunshine year-round. In the summer months the island averages 11.5 hours of bright sunshine per day, while in the winter months there’s still approximately 6 hours of sunshine per day.
Although the official summer months in Europe are from June to August, Cyprus enjoys an extended summer season from May all the way through to October, and even into November.
During these months, the average temperature in Cyprus is between 27 to 38 degrees Celsius. Yes, it gets HOT. In addition to this, summer is mostly dry. However, if you are staying on the coast, you will enjoy the very welcome sea breezes.
You may see isolated thunderstorms occasionally but generally the skies will be cloudless and sunny.
On average, during summer, the water temperature averages between 24 to 28 degrees. No need to dip your toes in first!! Just jump right in!
Winter weather in Cyprus can often be compared to that of autumn for most other places in Europe. Winter typically has higher rainfall than other times of the year, but you’ll likely still get some sunshine if you’re visiting during these months.
The temperatures of the winter months can range in Cyprus depending on whether you are near the coast or up the mountains. Many visitors head to the Troodos Mountain Range during the winter months to enjoy a spot of skiing. Temperatures in the mountains are typically between 0-5 degrees Celsius as a low, versus temperatures of around 10 degrees Celsius in the central plain.
What Currency is used in Cyprus?
The Euro is used in Cyprus. Countless ATMs in all towns and tourist resorts mean you won’t have to go far before encountering a cash point. Most shops, restaurants and hotels accept all major credit cards.
How do I get around in Cyprus?
Renting a car or motorcycle is by far the best option. It gives you flexibility and the freedom to go where you want when you want. Note, in Cyprus they drive on the left-hand side of the road.
If you prefer not to rent a car, Cyprus does have a 24-hour taxi service as well as bus services.
What are the Public Holidays in Cyprus?
- JanuaryJan01New Year's Day
- FebruaryFeb27Green Monday
- MarchMar25Greek Independence Day
- AprilApr01Cyprus National Day
- AprilApr14Orthodox Good Friday (2023)
- AprilApr16Orthodox Easter Sunday (2023)
- AprilApr17Orthodox Easter Monday (2023)
- AprilApr18Easter Tuesday (Banks only)
- MayMay01Labour Day
- JuneJun05Pentecost Monday (Kataklysmos)
- AugustAug15Assumption Day
- OctoberOct01Cyprus Independence Day
- OctoberOct28Greek National Day (Ochi Day)
- DecemberDec25Christmas Day
- DecemberDec26Boxing Day