One of the benefits of being a Mediterranean island is plentiful sunshine throughout the year and Cyprus is no exception. The climate of Cyprus never fails to delight her visitors, and every season has a charm and beauty of its own.

In summer, sandy beaches and clear turquoise waters beckon swimmers and provide the perfect conditions for sailing and all watersports under the sun. However, a complete contrast awaits in the cool, pine covered mountains of Troodos, with delightful hill resorts and traditional hotels.

As the land mellows in autumn there is a wonderful clarity of air but it still warmed by the brilliant Cyprus sun. The sea temperature is still high after the long hot summer, and for some people autumn is the best season of all.

The Cyprus winter is short and mild, with average daytime temperatures around 16C.This season brings some much-needed rain to the land, but most of its days are bright and sunny. And there is a short snow season on the mountains from January to March.

In springtime the island takes on an enchanting beauty. The countryside is set ablaze as glorious wild flowers and fragrant blossoms burst into life to delight the eye with their stunning colors. As the days lengthen, the sun gathers strength, Cyprus is a paradise for nature lovers.

From the gentle warmth of early spring to the golden sun-drenched days of high summer, there’s a Cyprus season to suit all types. Cyprus enters an idyllic season for walks, leisurely picnics and the fascinating contemplation of nature, not forgetting, of course, swimming and sunbathing.