The village of Tsada, perched high on a hillside, Paphos Region, Cyprus

The village of Tsada, perched high on a hillside, Paphos Region, Cyprus

Cyprus is an island with a very long holiday season.

At the time of writing, it’s early November.  In the UK the first snow has already fallen (albeit disappearing again in hours), you need a coat when you go out and of course the rain just keeps coming down.

Cyprus is still enjoying temperatures in the mid-twenties Centigrade – ideal shorts and t-shirt weather.

The skies are blue and the sun continues to beat down.  There’s only been a couple of spots of rain in the mountains during the last week, while Paphos has enjoyed wall-to-wall sunshine from dawn to dusk.  It’s only the evenings when it gets a bit chilly – but still perfectly pleasant to eat outdoors.  In lots of ways the weather in November is better than the full on heat of August.

The other thing that makes Cyprus so special at this time of the year is the lack of the tourist throng.  The holidaying mass have left Kato Paphos and Coral Bay for London and Manchester and Cyprus has been returned to the Cypriots.  The rows of ‘Z’ cars lined up on waste land around Paphos mean the roads are quieter and you can eat what you want, where you want.

There’s bargains to be had on renting cars and apartments and the hotels are desperate for business.  All that adds up to a great time to visit Cyprus!

PS: ‘Z’ cars? All rental cars in Cyprus have their registrations prefixed with a ‘Z’.  Makes it easy for the locals to spot the tourists!

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One Response to Cyprus In November

  1. Carol says:

    Although this blog is almost a year old i have found it very informative for us as we plan to go to Cyprus in November this year. We have been in both August and March, August was so very hot, March was lovely, a little windy but sunny and warm, very chilly in the evenings but thats not a problem if you take a light jacket and a small brolly in case it rains.All in all we love Cyprus and are looking forward to going back again.

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