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I want to spend the last month of summer in Cyprus in a special way. Have time to swim, sunbathe, savor every sunrise and sunset, gorge on summer fruits and ice cream... make the most of the last summer weeks. We talk about August in Cyprus, why this is a great place for a summer holiday and what awaits you there at the end of summer.

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Weather in Cyprus in August

Cyprus lies in the Mediterranean climate zone, so it is very hot and dry in summer, and in winter there is a lot of precipitation in the form of rain.

August and July are the hottest months here. Daytime temperatures inside the island can reach +37°C, in the southeast - 33°C, and 30°C on the west coast. In the mountains it is a little cooler - up to +28°C. In coastal areas, heat is more easily tolerated due to constant breezes.

Average temperatures at night fluctuate in the range of 20-23 °C. The sun in Cyprus shines for about 320 days a year, and there is almost no chance to catch cloudy weather here in August. Under such conditions, the water in the sea also warms up very well and reaches 28 ° C. Almost like in the Maldives.

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The best places for a beach holiday in Cyprus

In August, people go to Cyprus mainly for a beach holiday. And not in vain, because on its territory there are 57 beaches marked with a “blue flag”! We tell you where to go for the whitest sand, the cleanest and turquoise water, amazing seascapes and beach parties.

Nissi Beach

Probably, there is no guidebook where this beach is not mentioned. Therefore, immediately get ready to “fight for a place” on it, having arrived in August. But this popularity is entirely justified. Its cleanliness is blue flagged, the sea offers plenty of water activities (jet skiing, windsurfing, etc.) and the beaches are dotted with bars and cafes so you can always freshen up with a frappe or cocktail. In addition, Nissi turns into a big beach party in the evening.

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Fig Bay (Fig Tree Bay)

A few years ago, this beach, named after a 400-year-old fig tree, entered the top three in the world according to Big Seven Travel. Now this place with a calm, amazingly clear sea is especially chosen by family tourists.

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Kourion

This place is worth visiting not only for lovers of beach holidays among the most beautiful landscapes, but also for connoisseurs of history. After all, the remains of the ancient Cypriot state, which are more than 3 millennia old, have been preserved here! In addition, Kourion became famous for its winds and big waves. Probably, it is superfluous to say that this is just a mast tray for surfers.

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Coral Bay

Coral Bay is considered one of the best beaches for families with children. There is a beautiful, calm sea, many water activities and beach restaurants.

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Lara Bay

Lara beach Bay is located in a remote part of Cyprus on the Akamas peninsula, which makes it ideal for those who like to get away from nature without thousands of other holidaymakers. There is no infrastructure here, but there are incredible landscapes and many turtles. Coming here in August, you have a chance to see how they lay their eggs.

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Konnos Bay

Another fabulously beautiful Cypriot beach, which is surrounded by the green hills of the National Forest Park (National Forest Park). For lovers of adventure and adrenaline, there are many water sports and a network of trail routes available. Right from the beach to the forest. Or vice versa.

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Aphrodite Beach

It is said that the Greek goddess of love, the beautiful Aphrodite, was born here. People come here mainly not for swimming, but for unique views, meditation and beautiful photographs.

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Events in Cyprus in August

Another reason to go to Cyprus in August is the opportunity to get to cool festivals, which are especially numerous this month.

In August, Cyprus hosts 2 film festivals:

  • Lemesos International Documentary Festival with screenings of documentaries by local and European authors, discussions with film critics, musical performances and parties.
  • Countryside Animafest Cyprus - Animated Film Festival in Paphos.

There are also many interesting things waiting for music lovers.

  • Windcraft Music Fest is a three-day music festival in Katydata village near Nicosia with jam sessions , street parties and workshops.
  • Living Colors Tribe Fest gathers contemporary musicians, artists and artists from all over the world in Ayia Napa. Here you can also try traditional cuisines of peoples from different parts of the Earth.
  • Agrino Festival, which takes place on the territory of the restaurant Orkontas in the Troodos mountains, is dedicated to the local culture of the Cypriots. Here you can hear performances by local musicians and buy products from local craftsmen at the fair.
  • For jazz lovers, Paradise Jazz Festival has been held in Paphos for over 20 years. And theater-goers come here at the end of August, for 2 days of almost continuous performances as part of the Antiskino street theater festival.

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Well, they end the summer in Cyprus to the clink of glasses of wine in Limassol Wine festival.

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Helpful hints

  • In August, the Cypriots go on an official two-week vacation. Most shops, pharmacies, shopping malls outside the tourist areas are closed. Supermarkets and bakeries continue to operate. This usually falls in the first half of the month.
  • On August 15, the Assumption of the Virgin Mary is celebrated in Cyprus. Some state institutions, incl. banks may not work on this day.
  • In August, you should not go to the beach without sunscreen and a hat.
  • July and August are considered the hot season in Cyprus, so take care of accommodation in advance. Look for one with air conditioning, as the option to open the window won't work. At this time there are a lot of mosquitoes.

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