|Cyprus Sunny Season
In Cyprus it's always sunny season - and that's no exaggeration! The island basks in over 300 days of sunshine each year, rain spoiling the party on less than 50 days out of 365. With so much dry weather to enjoy, visitors are truly spoilt for choice on what they can see and do outdoors in Cyprus.
Summers in Cyprus are long and warm. Starting in late April and running through until October, the average maximum temperature in many low-lying locations in Cyprus is above 25°c. At the height of summer it is not unusual for the air temperature to top 40°c on some days. See average temperatures in Cyprus.
The #1 activity for many people coming to Cyprus for the sun is of course to sunbathe. There are more than 45 beaches on Cyprus that have been awarded the EU Blue Flag for safety and cleanliness, offering sun worshippers a fantastic choice of locations in which to soak up the sun. Don't forget your sun hat and suncream though, as the UV Index is very high!
For those who prefer to be active in the sunshine, there is a huge range of outdoor activities to be enjoyed across the island. Horse riding, water sports, hiking, paintballing, wildlife adventures, fishing and golf are amongst the most popular ones. If you like the sunshine, but you don't like the heat you can always take to the glorious Troodos and Paphos Mountains. Here, the air is often 10°c - 15°c cooler than along the coast during the summer.
There is a surprising amount of sunshine to be had on Cyprus during the winter months. Combined with the relatively warm temperatures (average maximums are normally between 16°c - 18°c), the winter sun makes Cyprus an ideal destination in which to enjoy outdoor activities during the winter months. Again, hiking, wildlife adventures, golf and horse riding are favourite pastimes for winter visitors to indulge in. You can even go skiing atop the highest peaks in the Troodos Mountains from January through to March.