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Climate

Cyprus has hot, dry summers and mild, rainy winters with warm, calm spring and autumn seasons in between. Temperatures vary between the coast, plains and mountainous areas with average maximum July and August temperatures ranging from 81°F–97°F (27°C to 36°C) and average minimum temperatures in the coolest month of January between 32°F–41°F (up to 5°C). Average sea temperatures hover around 61°F (16°C) in winter and rise to 81°F (27°C) in the summer.

Calendar of Events

During February’s Limassol Carnival (tel: 25/343-120; www.limassolmunicipal.com.cy) the Carnival King leads a colorful parade, while Paphos’ Anthesteria Flower Festival (tel: 26/818-173; www.visitpaphos.org) celebrates nature’s rebirth with floral processions. Dance troupes compete at the European Dance Festival (tel: 77/777-745; www.rialto.com.cy) in Limassol’s Rialto Theatre in June and you can sample local wine at the Limassol Wine Festival in September (tel: 25/344-402; www.limassolmunicipal.com.cy/wine). November speeds in with the Cyprus Rally (tel: 22/313-233; www.cyprusrally.com.cy).

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.