THE SEASONS IN CYPRUS
Trip Start Oct 25, 2009
43Trip End Nov 02, 2009
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Cyprus epitomizes the Mediterranean weather with gorgeous sunshine and perfect temperatures every day of the year. Extreme temperatures are rare, making Cyprus an island for all seasons.
While Cyprus does not experience drastic seasonal fluctuations, each of the four seasons is distinctly different and has its own influence on the island's character and the activities on offer.
Cloudless skies, high temperatures and cooling sea breezes mark the summer months that stretch from mid-May to mid-October
It is only towards the end of October that the evenings start to get cooler in Cyprus but the afternoons are still summery till mid-November. From October through to November the leaves start changing color and the vineyards take on crimson and gold hues. The highlight of the season is the annual Kypria festival during which prestigious international and local dramatic and musical performances are held all over Cyprus. Another highlight is the wine-tasting sessions that are held at all vineyards. Despite the cooler temperatures, the waters are still invitingly warm and it is still possible to enjoy swimming.
Not so Wintry Winter
Though December and January are winter months, you'll need to remind yourself that it's winter in Cyprus
In Cyprus, the orchids wait for January so they can begin to bloom and by mid-February the entire countryside is verdant and lush with the meadows and flowers in full bloom. Carpets of red anemones and other multi-colored wild flowers can be seen everywhere. Day time temperatures by March are a cool 19C but they can drop to 9C at night. Spring is definitely in the air from the beginning of April to mid-May. Opportunities abound to go hiking and marvel at the pink cyclamens, wavy-leaved monkey orchid and 1,950 other species of flowering plants, of which 140 grow only on this wonderful garden island, and nowhere else.