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Best time to visit Cyprus

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Best time of year to visit Cyprus

April through October is considered to be the best time to visit Cyprus. Spring usually begins in February, but Aphrodite trail and Troodos mountains are better to be explored from April to May. Accommodation is cheaper in spring too. Hot summer is often crowded, perfect for diving or tasting halloumi cheese while passing the time on the beach. Heat lasts until October when prices begin to fall. You'll have a great chance to surf or meet magnificent flamingoes in November. Cyprus skiing opportunities are limited, but they are worth trying during cold winter as well as being a part of Limassol Festival in February.

12 THINGS TO DO IN CYPRUS (FEBRUARY 24 - MARCH 05)

Limassol Carnival

Limassol Carnival

unconfirmedlate February–early March 2023 • event

Meet the King and get your portion of good luck for the whole year

Greater Flamingos

Greater Flamingos

November–March • nature

Take a great selfie with a gorgeous pink greater flamingo

Skiing the Troodos Mountains

Skiing the Troodos Mountains

January–February • activity

Cyprus is not only about activities under the sun, as it also hides snowy hills right in the center of the island

Blooming Almond Trees

Blooming Almond Trees

February • nature

Give your nose several hours of nirvana when visiting groves of blooming almond trees

Surfing

Surfing

March | November • activity

Catch the wind and ride a Mediterranean wave

Aphrodite Trail Abloom

Aphrodite Trail Abloom

March–April • activity

Follow the goddess of Love

Motorsports

Motorsports

March–October • activity

Saddle your buggy or quad for an extreme safari ride

Pink Cyclamen

Pink Cyclamen

January–February • nature

These tiny fragrant flowers are national symbols of Cyprus

Blooming Orchids

Blooming Orchids

March–April • nature

Cyprus is one of the best places to find your favorite kind of orchid

Green Monday Food

Green Monday Food

February 27, 2023 • food

Keeping Lent might be challenging, but not when you start it in a tasty way

Cyprus Mouflon: Wild Sheep

Cyprus Mouflon: Wild Sheep

December–February • nature

Wild and free animals add beauty to any landscape

Cycling

Cycling

September–May • activity

Join the EuroVelo Mediterranean Route when cycling across Cyprus

24 THINGS TO DO OUT OF SELECTED DATE RANGE

Baby Turtle Watching

Baby Turtle Watching

out of rangeJune–September • activity

Enjoy watching turtles in their habitat and volunteer to help with their preservation

Ayia Napa International Festival

Ayia Napa International Festival

on holdSeptember 23–26, 2021 • event

All in one—this festival is an overview of the art, agriculture, flora, fauna, and craftsmanship of Cyprus

Anthestiria or Flower Festivals

Anthestiria or Flower Festivals

out of rangeMay • nature

Save some space on your camera for stunning pictures of the blooming yards of Lania Village

Commandaria Wine

Commandaria Wine

out of rangeJuly • food

The oldest named wine in the world is made only in Cyprus

Snorkelling and Diving

Snorkelling and Diving

out of rangeJune–October • activity

Meet the fauna of the Mediterranean Sea in the Bath of Aphrodite or near the wreck of the Accelo

Legion Run

Legion Run

out of rangeApril 9, 2022 • event

Challenge your body and your will in the heart of Cyprus

Beach Season

Beach Season

out of rangeApril–October • activity

Environment friendly and safe Blue Flag Beaches are waiting

Carob Harvest

Carob Harvest

out of rangeSeptember • food

The freshest pastelli made with true love can be found after harvest in Anoyira village

Cherries

Cherries

out of rangeJune–July • food

A famous proverb says "Life's like a bowl of cherries" and who knows, maybe these cherries were picked in Cyprus

Fresh Halloumi Cheese

Fresh Halloumi Cheese

out of rangeJuly–August • food

Salty cheese doesn't always have to go with beer—in Cyprus it tastes much better with sweet fruit

Easter Sunday (Orthodox)

Easter Sunday (Orthodox)

out of rangeApril 16, 2023 • event

Cypriot Easter is all about colorful eggs, candle processions, and huge bonfires

Shakespearean Nights

Shakespearean Nights

unconfirmedJune 22–24, 2023 • event

Shakespeare plays are revived once a year among the ancient walls of Cyprium on the bank of Mediterranean Sea

Souvla

Souvla

out of rangeApril–May | December • food

If you want to try the most delicious Cypriot souvla, be patient for three hours while the meat warms on the charcoal

Easter Flaounes

Easter Flaounes

out of rangeApril 16, 2023 • food

These small patties require patience and time when cooking, but bring a lot of pleasure and delight when eating

Grape Harvest

Grape Harvest

out of rangeAugust–mid-November • food

The best Cypriot wines start with steep hills, hot sun, and gently hand-picked grapes

Nightingales

Nightingales

out of rangeApril–July • nature

The sounds of nature can be more impressive than a symphonic orchestra, especially if the solo belongs to nightingales

Figs

Figs

out of rangeAugust–October • food

Eating fresh figs under the branches of an 800-year old tree can be a very relaxing and tasty experience for a tired traveler

Apricot Season

Apricot Season

out of rangelate May–July • food

Sunny apricots are great both when fresh and when cooked. A tremendous variety of dishes with apricot await visitors in Cyprus

Kitesurfing and Windsurfing

Kitesurfing and Windsurfing

out of rangeMay–October (all year round) • activity

In Cyprus, you can enjoy warm water year-round and occasional strong winds

Donkeys

Donkeys

out of rangeApril–October • activity

They give milk, they are cute, they can give you a ride—they are adorable Cypriot donkeys

Christmas Cake

Christmas Cake

out of rangeDecember • food

Sweet fruits with a bit of brandy under delicious frosting and a cute marzipan decoration—all in one in the Christmas Cake

Palouzes or Grape Jelly

Palouzes or Grape Jelly

out of rangeSeptember • food

One more good reason to visit Cyprus is to learn all the different recipes using grapes

Loukoumades

Loukoumades

out of rangeearly January (Epiphany) • food

Fill your mouth with sweet doughnuts or stick them to the roof on Epiphany

Vasilopita

Vasilopita

out of rangeearly January • food

Coins are hidden in New Year cakes for the luckiest ones

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