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Holiday Rentals on Cyprus: Weather and Climate Considerations

Cyprus is an island in the Mediterranean. Located slightly south of Turkey, Cyprus is near the crossroads of three continents: Africa, Europe, and the Middle East. Cyprus has often been called the "year-round island" in acknowledgement of a climate that is hospitable to visitors 12 months of the year. Vacation homes on Cyprus are popular with visitors from the United States as well as regions located nearby.

Seasons on Cyprus offer mild winters and warm summers. The tourist season is busiest from mid-May until September when the climate is Mediterranean in character. From November until March is the winter season. Autumn and spring are relatively short seasons on Cyprus and serve as periods of transition that feature few storms.

Neither are there many storms in summer and winter. The skies over Cyprus are clear almost year-round, which leads to a lively beach community where tourists enjoy virtually unlimited sunshine. Days are long in summer, averaging 14.5 hours of daylight; winter days usually feature almost ten hours.

The sea is one of the great attractions of Cyprus with no place on the island far from the shore. Swimming, water-skiing, and other ocean sports are highly popular; one reason is that the temperature of the open sea even during the coldest months still averages 16 or 17 degrees Celsius; it can be as high as 28 degrees in August. Daily fluctuations in water temperature are almost non-existent as long as the water is deeper than three feet.

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Below you will find writings from other Cyprus vacation rental owners about the area they know best! It's a great way to learn first hand about the Cyprus region and all that it has to offer!


Island of Cyprus

Posted by catherine macdonald on Thursday, February 26, 2009
Enjoy the contrasting landscapes of this diverse island bursting with historical sites,cultural events with delightful welcoming people.


Posted by julie graham on Friday, February 08, 2008
Known as the birthplace of Aphrodite,Cyprus abounds with ancient Greek mythological sites as well as Crusader castles and Venetian fortresses.A popular destination for walking,artistic,or natural history holidays or the perfect place for lovers.

Northern Cyprus

Posted by Donna Wallington on Monday, January 21, 2008
A beautiful Mediterranean holiday island full of history. Endless places of interest to visit whilst holidaying on the island. Native language Turkish, although most people also speak at least some English. Friendly hospitable people, ready to welcome you and assist you, should you have a problem. Many local restaurants and bars offering traditional cuisine at very reasonable prices. Ercan is the main airport, although some people choose to fly to Larnaca in the South, and then taxi across the border to the North.

About Cyprus

Posted by Neil Gittins on Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Cyprus plays host to a million British visitors every year. What attracts them are the classic Mediterranean features, superb beaches, wonderful weather, plenty of historical and cultural interest, beautiful mountain scenery and villages, plus something extra. Cyprus sits sun-drenched under clear blue skies for 340 days a year, while people are amongst the friendliest and most welcoming you will find on earth – perhaps due to the fact that so many civilisations have called Cyprus home. English is widely spoken throughout the island. Driving is on the same side as in the UK – on the left, currency is in pounds and cents and electricity is again the same as the UK - 240v and 3-pin plugs.

About Cyprus

Posted by claire millington on Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Kypros is the Greek word for copper, and where the origins for the islands name is thought to have derived. It is the 3rd largest Island in the Mediterranean Sea & geographically in a unique location.International relations are varied & enabled membership to the European Union on the 1st May 2004. Today Cyprus is a major tourist destination. Abundant sunshine throughout the year, the islands climate is typically Mediterranean .The main summer tourist season is mid May to mid October expect hot/warm days and cloudless skies. Although English is widely spoken, Greek and Turkish are the official languages.The islands patron saint is Lazarus (also the Islands first bishop). and there are many connections to & relics from early Christianity. Cyprus was the first Christian ruled land and the Cypriots the first European Christians, predominantly adhering to the Autocephalous Greek Orthodox church of Cyprus.


Posted by Ann Cowan on Saturday, August 25, 2007
Cyprus basks in plentiful Mediterranean sunshine all year round with very hot cloudless summers between July and August during which time temperatures inland can exceed 40°C but it is moderately cooler nearer the coast. Winter temperatures are typically between 5°C and 15°C. Today Cyprus is a modern Mediterranean island which is soaked with ancient mythology and enchantment. In Cyprus you will uncover a profusion of enticing beaches, cool mountain peaks, citrus orchards and ancient ruins that will stir your imagination. Follow in the footsteps of Cleopatra, Alexander The Great and Aphrodite who made her home here. The island is a cross site of three continents, Africa, Asia and Europe making mini excursions to locations such as Egypt, Turkey, Greece and Israel possible.

Kyrenia, the jewel in the North Cyprus crown

Posted by Rick Bond on Wednesday, August 01, 2007
With the backdrop of the jagged mountains behind and the calm sparkling sea in front, the harbour has an intoxicatingly serene atmosphere. Kyrenia is an easy place to while away any time of the day... exploring shops, markets and local cafés, or strolling in the narrow cobbled alleys behind the harbour. Overlooking the entrance to the harbour is Kyrenia Castle. Dating from the time of the Byzantines, its massive defences surround a complex mixture of building styles from centuries before and it is likely that there was a Roman fort here originally. The castle is now home to many historical artefacts and is the current resting-place of the world's oldest shipwreck.


Posted by Annelie Roux on Saturday, February 17, 2007
Cyprus is a large Mediterranean island with spectacular scenery and one of the best climates in the world. It is a country of contrasts where within a few hours you can travel from banana plantations and sun drenched beaches on the coast to cherry orchards and ski slopes in the Mountains. Summers are long, hot and sunny and winters are short and mild. Many invaders and rulers through the centuries have resulted in a rich and varied culture and a wealth of archeological sites across the island. For food lovers Cyprus brings together the dishes and flavours of the west and east with delightful meze, local cheeses and wines. Travelers can choose between 5 star beach hotels, a wealth of holiday villas and traditional village houses. Young and old are catered for with a wealth of resorts, theme parks, pubs, clubs and restaurants. All of this dressed in a generous amount of sunshine, on an ideally-situated and truly unique island is something few can resist.