I know I’m asking for a lot of trouble here, but while rest of Europe gets the first taste of winter misery, Cyprus is still enjoying extended summer. And it will last for probably another month.
A lot of the questions I get via email are about the weather in Cyprus, especially in winter and spring months, so I decided to do a little update each month, especially for those who are planning a holiday and have no idea what to expect here in those less crowded months.
I personally think October is one of the best months to visit Cyprus. The day temperatures are still perfect for sunbathing and swimming in the sea, and the sea water is still very warm. Evenings and early morning are colder than in September but not that cold that you would need a jacket.
Streets are less crowded, even though tourists seem to be arriving more and more for the October holidays. Cyprus Tourism Organisation seems to be actively promoting Cyprus as a winter destination, so we can all expect that with the coming years, even October will feel like the middle of the summer, at least in terms of the number of tourists.
Paphos is generally one of the least crowded places on the island and the shift in tourist season is very noticeable. Popular hotspots like Ayia Napa are still full in force and you can bet your money on the fact you won’t be alone on a deserted beach. Restaurants are still busy, but not overcrowded as it was just a month ago. Generally, it feels a little easier to breathe after the main wave of visitors passed.
At a time of writing this post, 1st November, the weather is still pretty amazing. 26C today and sunny ALL DAY long. October was pretty much the same story. We had two highly anticipated rainy days when we got a few showers, what felt like a much welcome break from the heat.
Before I turn into a weatherman, I will keep this short and I hope you find these kinds of updates handy, especially if you don’t live on the island. I added a little overdose of sunsets, to cheer up those who are suffering the seasonal misery, and for the rest of us as a reminder that every season has something that we can love and look forward to.