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Today we will talk about what Cyprus is like in July. Spoiler - hot. Not only due to high temperatures, but also due to the fact that European schoolchildren have holidays, their parents have vacation seasons, and on the island of Aphrodite, respectively, the hot season.

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Weather in Cyprus in July

Cyprus enjoys a Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and rainy winters. July in Cyprus is about the sun and heat. It is considered the hottest month of the year.

Daytime temperatures in Cyprus in July are +32…+42°C, and nighttime temperatures are +25…+35°C. It is a little cooler in the mountainous areas: during the day it is about +29°C. Water temperature +20…+26°C. The inner regions of the island are considered the hottest, a little cooler in the south and east, and the north and east warm up the least. The peak of the heat falls at noon: from 12:00 to 16:00. Catch rain in Cyprus in the summer will be an anomalous phenomenon.


Best places to stay in July

For those who want to experience the true July heat and the vibe of the big resorts in Cyprus, we recommend choosing Larnaca, Limassol or Ayia Napa.

  • Larnaca and Limassol are the major commercial centers of the island. There are always a lot of people and a lot of options for leisure activities here: a rich cultural and historical heritage, long promenades, beaches with various water activities, many interesting establishments and bright events.
  • Ayia Napa is a smaller resort known for some of the most beautiful beaches in the entire Mediterranean and unsurpassed night parties.

If you are looking for cooler resorts, then head to Paphos or Latchi.

  • Paphos - the city of Aphrodite, will be of particular interest to history buffs. It is conditionally divided into 2 parts: Kato Paphos with hotels and many archaeological sites and the upper town, where commercial centers, shops and restaurants are concentrated.
  • Latchi is a small fishing village with a wonderful marina for luxury yachts and incredible nature.

If noisy crowded resorts are not your thing, pay attention to:

  • Akamas Peninsula - here you will find azure bays, walking and cycling routes among amazing nature, thousands of years of stories about Aphrodite and other heroes.
  • Palendri village with farmsteads, vineyards and an authentic Cypriot atmosphere.
  • Audimu is a village where you will find the most beautiful beaches with sheer cliffs and feel the peculiarities of local life, enjoy traditional food in local taverns and wine from the fruits of local vineyards.
  • Pomos with incredible secluded beaches.
  • The unexplored pebble coasts of Kato Pyrgos.


What to do in Cyprus in July

July in Cyprus is the perfect time for a beach holiday. But besides this, there are still a lot of options for how to spend your leisure time here.

For example, you can:

  • try one of the many water activities: kiteboarding, windsurfing, scuba diving, pedal boating, water skiing, SUP boards, wakeboards, canoes or kayaks;
  • go fishing;
  • go on a cruise;
  • go yachting or sailing;
  • conquer the peaks of Troodos or Machair;
  • feel what the locals call philoxenia - hospitality by visiting authentic villages;
  • ride a horse along the cleanest beaches of Kourion;
  • visit the incredible natural park of Capo Greco with underwater grottoes;
  • walk one or more of three dozen trail routes;
  • travel around the island on a bike;
  • pamper yourself with relaxing spa treatments;
  • to evaluate the taste of the “Mediterranean Diet” with your own receptors;
  • taste local wine directly at the wineries;
  • refresh yourself with traditional frappe or cocktails in numerous bars and cafes;
  • explore hundreds of sights, in the morning or in the evening when it's not so hot;
  • hide from the sweltering heat in Cypriot museums, immersing yourself in the local culture and history.


Events in Cyprus in July

Unforgettable impressions of your holiday in Cyprus will be added by bright festivals and holidays, which are especially full of July.

  • If you are planning a trip at the beginning of the month, we recommend visiting the annual festival AglanJazz, which gathers jazzmen from all over the world for several days in the suburbs of Nicosia
  • For lovers of classical music every summer cultural Crossroads festival. Young artists from all over the world come here to improve their skills and give listeners amazing concerts.
  • Throughout the month, as part of the International Festival of Ancient Greek Drama, actors from the best theater troupes in Europe put on performances on the thousand-year-old stages of Paphos.
  • And in the middle of the month in the same Paphos passes AfroBanana Festival, where a variety of arts are intertwined: performances by European and local musicians, DJs, performances, master classes, installations, interviews with artists, wellness activities, a creative zone for children and much more.
  • Also, the equator of the month marks the perennial cultural festival Xarkis, which takes place near Nicosia and includes musical and theatrical performances, workshops, film screenings, interactive activities and other interesting activities.
  • In the last week of the month, Limassol lives to the music of Rialto World Music Festival, which takes place in the parking lot behind the theater of the same name.
  • And the last weekend of July you have a chance to spend in a tent city among the unreal landscapes of Kato Drys at the Fengaros festival. It will give you warm evenings to a variety of music from all over the world, the Cypriot night sky and communication with like-minded people. Isn't that wonderful?!
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Helpful hints

  • Be sure to use hats, sunscreen, take plenty of water with you to the beach.
  • During the summer in Cyprus, it is better not to open the windows in the evening and at night due to mosquitoes, so make sure that your apartment has air conditioning in order to sleep comfortably.
  • In recent years, jellyfish have been seen in some resorts in Cyprus in July, so be careful.



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