Basking in the balmy seas at the sunny end of the Mediterranean, Cyprus offers the key elements for a fantastic European escape; golden sandy beaches, centuries old sights, stunning mountain scenery and mouth-watering cuisine. Paphos, Coral Bay and Limassol are home to lush green forests and traditional seafood tavernas, whereas Larnaca, Aiya Napa and Protaras offer a mix of bright lights and picturesque countryside. Discover the welcoming culture of sun-soaked Cyprus through its historic ruins and rustic villages, backed by the scenic Troodos Mountains. For something slightly more tranquil and off the beaten track, why not uncover what the remote regions of North Cyprus have to offer.

Top Recommendations

  • Sip mountain wine in the pine-scented Troodos Mountains
  • Swim with turtles in the Karpas and Akamas Peninsulas then relax on golden sandy beaches
  • Storm the Crusader castles at St Hilarion, Kolossi and Kantara
  • Feast on a Cypriot meze in the crescent-shaped harbour at Kyrenia
  • For those looking to party, sample the buzzing nightlife of Ayia Napa

When to Visit

The best time to visit Cyprus varies by month. The weather gets better and better as the year goes on so you can pretty much visit the island anytime. Between April and May and October to November, the temperatures are warm and a bit more comfortable. The hottest months are July and August, perfect for sunbathing and water sports. Additionally, you’re sure to have plenty of days with clear blue skies as rainfall during this time is rare.

Average monthly high and low temperatures, plus average monthly rainfall and days with rain can be seen below for Nicosia.