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Best time to visit Cyprus

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The best time to visit Cyprus is September-October

While Cyprus is a popular destination to visit all year round, September-October is the ideal time to go due to a number of factors such as the climate, cost of travel and accommodation, as well as avoiding peak holiday periods.

The very hottest temperatures in Nicosia, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Cyprus, tend to reach around 36℃ (97℉) in the height of summer. The weather at night in the winter, which is around January-time, can get down to a minimum of 7℃ (45℉) in Nicosia. Other destinations in Cyprus can sometimes get even colder than this, so if you’re planning on visiting a few different places, make sure you check out the climate comparison table below.

The days are longest in Cyprus in July, so if you want to see the sights during the day when the sun is up for the longest time, it’s best to visit around that time of year. To stay dry, avoid travelling to Cyprus in January – It’s the wettest month of the year.

Below you’ll find loads more detailed information about when to travel to Cyprus, including a monthly climate breakdown for the top destinations and loads of tools and recommendations to help you find flights and accommodation to suit your budget.

Warmest month

August

Least rainfall

July

Most daylight

July

Cyprus seasons

Before you plan your trip, it’s important to know when the seasons are as they may be different to yours depending on where you’re travelling from. Cyprus is in the Northern hemisphere, so the seasons fall on:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Best time to visit the top destinations in Cyprus

We’ve put together a breakdown of the average minimum and maximum temperatures by month, as well as the best times to visit for each. To learn more about these destinations including detailed climate breakdowns and much more, click or tap the city/destination name below.

CityBest time to visitJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
LarnacaSeptember-October
15℃
11℃
16℃
11℃
18℃
12℃
21℃
15℃
26℃
20℃
30℃
24℃
33℃
26℃
33℃
26℃
30℃
24℃
27℃
22℃
22℃
18℃
18℃
14℃
PaphosSeptember-October
15℃
12℃
16℃
13℃
17℃
13℃
19℃
16℃
23℃
19℃
26℃
22℃
29℃
25℃
29℃
25℃
27℃
24℃
25℃
22℃
21℃
18℃
17℃
15℃
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Top FAQs

Cyprus is in Europe.

Check out these guides for the top must-see destinations in Cyprus:

The warmest month of the year in Nicosia, one of the most popular places to visit in Cyprus, is August.
The driest month of the year in Nicosia, Cyprus, is usually around July each year.

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