Useful Tips

Weather

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.

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SUMMER

27 – 38 º Celsius

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

0 – 10 º Celsius

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?

  • January
    Jan01
    New Year's Day

  • January
    Jan06
    Epiphany

  • March
    Mar07
    Clean Monday

  • March
    Mar25
    Greek Independence Day

  • April
    Apr01
    Cyprus National Day

  • April
    Apr22
    Good Friday (2022)

  • April
    Apr23
    Holy Saturday (2022)

  • April
    Apr25
    Easter Sunday (2022)

  • May
    May01
    Labour Day

  • June
    Jun13
    Pentecost Monday (2022)

  • August
    Aug15
    Dormition of the Theotokos

  • October
    Oct01
    Cyprus Independence Day

  • October
    Oct28
    Greek National Day

  • December
    Dec24
    Christmas Eve

  • December
    Dec25
    Christmas Day

  • December
    Dec26
    Boxing Day