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What's the weather like in Cyprus in December?

Exploring Cyprus in December: Weather, packing tips, winter activities, and deals.

Your perfect winter destination

When the festive season is around the corner, and you're seeking a unique holiday experience, Cyprus in December might not be the first destination that comes to mind. However, this Mediterranean gem has its own charms during the winter season. In this article, we'll delve into the weather conditions, things to do, and exclusive December 2023 deals offered by Cyprus Paradise for your winter getaway.

Ruins of Kantara Castle, North Cyprus

Ruins of Kantara Castle, North Cyprus

Cyprus Weather in December

Cyprus in December experiences a mild winter climate, making it an ideal destination for those looking to escape the chilly British winter. The average temperature in Cyprus in December hovers around 16°C (61°F) during the day, and 7°C at night making it pleasant for outdoor activities. Additionally, the landscape is surprisingly green during this time of the year, providing a refreshing contrast to the usual winter we have in mind.


Maximum and Minimum Temperature

During December, you can expect maximum daytime temperatures of about 18°C (64°F) and minimum nighttime temperatures of 10°C (50°F). This mild climate allows you to explore the island comfortably without the sweltering heat of summer.

Kyrenia Harbour, North Cyprus

Kyrenia Harbour, North Cyprus

Water Temperature

If you're a fan of coastal activities, you'll be delighted to know that the Mediterranean waters around Cyprus remain relatively warm in December, with temperatures averaging around 19°C (66°F). While it may not be quite warm enough for swimming, it's the perfect opportunity to bask in the winter sun on the beach, savour a delightful picnic, and relish the serene coastal ambience.


Dry Days and Days with Rain

December in Cyprus is known for its relatively dry weather. It is a great time for outdoor adventures and exploring the island's natural beauty. Moreover, Cyprus is always bathed in sunshine, so even when it does rain, the island retains its lively and inviting atmosphere. In fact, you'll have a good chance of spotting rainbows during your visit.

Bellapais Abbey, Kyrenia

Bellapais Abbey, Kyrenia

Precipitation and Sunshine

Rainfall in December is minimal, with an average of 80mm for the month. The island enjoys around 6 hours of sunshine per day, allowing you to soak in the natural beauty and enjoy outdoor activities.

Average Wind Force and UV Index

The wind force remains relatively low, making it comfortable for outdoor activities. The UV index is also low in December, so you won't need excessive sun protection during your stay.


Packing Tips for Your December Adventure in Cyprus

When preparing for your December holiday in Cyprus, it's crucial to pack wisely to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable trip. Cyprus experiences mild winter weather, so packing layers is key. Start with a few lightweight, long-sleeved shirts or blouses that you can easily layer for warmth. Don't forget a cosy sweater or two for cooler evenings. For daytime excursions, comfortable walking shoes are a must, especially if you plan to explore the island's beautiful nature trails. Additionally, packing a good-quality, foldable rain jacket can be a lifesaver for those occasional showers. Finally, remember essentials like sunscreen and sunglasses; even in winter, Cyprus enjoys several hours of sunshine per day.

Antique Roman Columns, Kato Paphos Archaeological Park

Antique Roman Columns, Kato Paphos Archaeological Park

Perfect Hotel Choices for Your December Getaway

Choosing the right accommodation for your December getaway in North Cyprus can greatly enhance your travel experience. Cyprus Paradise offers a range of incredible options to suit every preference and budget. If you're seeking a tranquil spa holiday, or consider an amazing golf resort, we’ve got you covered. For those who prefer a beachfront escape, our selection of seaside resorts provides easy access to the Mediterranean's stunning shores. If you're looking for holiday festivities, consider staying in the heart of Kyrenia where you can immerse yourself in the island's unique Christmas celebrations. Whatever your preference, Cyprus Paradise has the perfect hotel choice to make your December getaway truly memorable.

We have also handpicked 3 of the most popular winter resorts and hotels in North Cyprus for you:

Korineum Golf Club & Beach Resort, Kyrenia

Korineum Golf Club & Beach Resort, Kyrenia

What to Do in Cyprus in December

Aside from enjoying the pleasant weather, Cyprus offers a range of activities and attractions during December:

Explore Ancient Ruins:

Visit historical sites like Varosha or the Salamis Ruins in Famagusta without the crowds. We offer incredible tours to these ancient wonders, allowing you to immerse yourself in centuries of history while savouring the tranquillity of exploring at your own pace.


Festive Markets:

Experience the magic of Cypriot Christmas markets and try local holiday treats.


Nature Trails:

Hike through Cyprus's beautiful nature trails, taking in the lush greenery.

Kyrenia Mountains, North Cyprus

Kyrenia Mountains, North Cyprus


1. What's the weather like in Cyprus in December?

Cyprus in December offers mild temperatures, with an average high of 18°C (64°F) and a low of 10°C (50°F). It's a comfortable time to explore the island.

2. Are there any Christmas celebrations in Cyprus?

Yes, Cyprus celebrates Christmas with festive markets, traditional customs, and holiday events. It's a great time to experience Cypriot culture.

3. Can I swim in December in Cyprus?

In general, for most people, the short answer is no. While you can certainly enjoy your time by the beach, taking a plunge into the water during December might require a bit of bravery.

4. What are the December 2023 deals from Cyprus Paradise?

Cyprus Paradise offers early bird booking discounts, last-minute deals, adult-only holidays, spa getaways, and golf holidays in winter for your December 2023 holiday.

5. How can I book a December 2023 holiday with Cyprus Paradise?

To book your December 2023 holiday with Cyprus Paradise, visit our website or contact our friendly team for personalised assistance.Don't miss your chance to make unforgettable memories in Cyprus this December. Book your holiday with Cyprus Paradise today!

Genethliou Mitellla Street, Ayia Napa Cathedral. Limassol, Cyprus

Genethliou Mitellla Street, Ayia Napa Cathedral. Limassol, Cyprus

Summer in Winter

There are countless reasons to visit Cyprus in winter, and for an in-depth look, we invite you to delve into our blog. Cyprus in December offers a unique blend of mild weather, cultural experiences, and breathtaking natural beauty. It's a perfect destination for a memorable winter getaway. Don't miss out on the Cyprus Paradise December 2023 Deals.

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