Cyprus in October

Larnaca - in October there is hot in Cyprus

Cyprus in October 2024 – is it worth going? Weather, sea temperature, what to wear, whether it is possible to swim, hotels and excursions prices. What to do in Cyprus in early October and close to November, which resorts to choose for a holidays – in the review of good Time for Trip.

If most seaside resorts in Europe experience a significant outflow of customers with the advent of autumn, then in the eastern Mediterranean, in Turkish Antalya, and further south, in Cyprus, in October it is too early to think about the end of the season.

And really, why?

After all, the sun here does not just warm, but naturally bakes. Rains are rare. And the sea is warmed up to temperatures that only pools in good hotels that do not save on guests usually flaunt.

In addition, prices – if they do not fall to the lowest level for the year – are significantly reduced from their summer levels. On everything – whether it will be guesthouses, car rental, tours to the ancient villages or cruises to the beautiful Cape Greco.

The number of travelers who at that time considered it reasonable to rest on the sea is equally declining!

In a word, there are all conditions for you to think – maybe this is the right and justified step? Indeed, what if?

Weather in Cyprus in October

Still pretty good for a beach holiday. But at the same time, it no longer poses any special obstacles for seeing main attractions of Cyprus. As well as long walks along the resort’s streets and embankments, even in the daytime.

The nature of the weather changes significantly even in comparison with September. If in early October in Cyprus the air temperature during the day can reach +26-28 °C, then towards the end of the month the thermometer tries not “to stick its nose” above +24-25 °C marks.

The nights are colder.

From +22-24 °C at first to +18-20 °C – on the eve of November!

It rarely rains – only once or twice a month. And therefore the humidity is kept at a commendable level, never exceeding the mark of 70%.

You should remember – throughout whole October in Cyprus often observed very sunny and moderately hot weather. The air in the daytime warmed up to +22-28 °C. And don’t cool down below +20-21 °C after sunset.

Note, that south resorts of the Cyprus – the same Limassol and Larnaca – this time are usually the warmest places. This also applies to Ayia Napa or Protaras.

As for western Paphos, it is traditionally always a little cooler and more windy there…

Paphos in Cyprus in October is a bit cooler place

What to Wear

When visiting Cyprus in the middle of autumn, guidebooks recommend taking jackets and sweaters, blouses and pullovers with you. Since in the evenings or in a case of a strong wind, walking along the seashore or even sitting on the beach becomes a little uncomfortable.

Equally, you will need clothes more solid than shorts and T-shirts while going to local mountainous areas – during the same tours to villages and monasteries in Troodos.

Don’t forget to dress a little warmer when exploring such the Akamas national park – there will quite cool in the evening. You will almost certainly need a jacket or hoodie when climbing in the early morning the main local peak, Mount Olympus.

Sea Temperature

The sea near the (south) coast of Cyprus in early October is warmed up to + 26-27 ° C. True, not everywhere – such temperatures are recorded in Protaras and Ayia Napa, Larnaca. Partly – in Limassol.

Paphos follows its own special course. And the water area near such famous beaches as Lara and Coral Bay or in the Blue Lagoon rarely heats up to more than +25 ° C in early October. Which, of course, does not interfere with looong swimming)

Closer to mid-month, the sea cools down to +22-24 °C. And by the end of the it, only the most desperate people – from the point of view of the Cypriots themselves – risk coming in the water. As its temperature, even near the coast, almost never exceeds +20-21 °C.

You can swim in Cyprus during whole October

What to Do In Cyprus In October

If you have ever been to Cyprus in the summer, should know that vacationers simply do not want to do anything other than swimming and looking for shade. For the sun literally bakes furiously, and air temperatures easily rise to +45 ° C and above.

If not in the first, then in the second month of autumn the weather in Cyprus, on the contrary, turns on the “green light” for a variety of off-the-beach activities and visits to interesting places. And most tourists tend to take advantage of a chance provided to them.

Moreover, the cost of organized tours around Cyprus in the middle of autumn is reduced. As well as the number of people willing to participate!

Even if you are not staying in Paphos, be sure to visit its famous Archaeological Park. Equally, the mentioned resort city often serves as a starting point for cruises and land trips to Akamas National Park and Blue Lagoon. Or to such iconic places of the island as Kykkos Monastery or the village of Pedoulas…

Just keep in mind when renting a car in Cyprus that the mountain roads here are narrow and very winding. And the movement on them is right-handed, as in the UK or Australia

Cape Greco arches - you can do a lot in the Cyprus throughout October

Others Points

In Limassol, you should definitely go inside a small but “cool” archaeological museum. And to visit ruins of the ancient policy of Kourion – in the vicinity of the city.

About 50 km north of Limassol, in Troodos, there are such authentic places as Kakopetria and Platres. You can also stop by the pretty monastery of Trooditissa, where, judging by the reviews, even the most skeptical tourists are visited by an incredible sense of peace.

The Church of St. Lazarus is a must-see attraction in Larnaca. And no real diver will miss the chance to dip to the Zenobia ferry that sank in 1980, a few kilometers from the port.

As for Ayia Napa and Protaras, their very location next to the unique Cape Greco, full of arches in limestone rocks, allows you not to think much about what to do first outside the beach.


50-60 € per night per two – for such amount in October you can book in Cyprus (resort towns) a room or a whole apartments of decent quality. Sometimes even in the city center or in close proximity to the beach.

In Paphos, pay attention to Niki Court Holiday Apartments, flaunting at Booking with a rating of 9.4 and, apparently, not experiencing a shortage of guests. Still – a studio of 35 m2 near the Archaeological Park and 400 meters from the port is doomed to popularity!

In Limassol, try to book inexpensive but cozy Silver Apartment – Loft. Which is difficult to do when planning a trip in the summer months.

Because the apartment of 50 m2 mentioned above has access to a small garden on the roof. And a walking time to the nearby beach is 12-15 minutes. This is nice, because in October you want to wander here a lot!

In Larnaca, for a specified amount, you can rent a small studio a couple of hundred meters from the famous Finikoudes beach. Equally, in Ayia Napa try to stay in a spacious flat in the very center of the city – Maria Zintili Apartments. That is, about massive 1 km from the coastline!