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Cyprus is synonymous with summer holidays and lazy days at the beach, but what is Cyprus like in the winter months? The truth is, Cyprus is an amazing holiday destination during the winter, in fact, many people actually prefer spending time here out of season, and here’s why… 

Cyprus is a beautiful and picturesque island, but during the winter, it takes on an even more beautiful hue, as the landscape becomes lush and green. Cyprus benefits from many stunning panoramic vistas, which are even more spectacular during the wintertime. When it comes to the weather, you’ll still find you get plenty of sunshine, yet without that blistering heat that is often experienced during the peak of summer. This makes activities even more enjoyable, and you can be more active without getting too hot and bothered. The winter weather is perfect for cycling and hiking, so you can explore more the island than ever before.  

Being a year-round destination, there’s no ‘off season’ as such, so you’ll find plenty of accommodation and dining options available, but they’ll be less crowded than during the summer season. The same of course applies to historic sites and tourist attractions. If you want to beat the crowds, winter is definitely the time to visit.  

5 great activities for winter 

Looking for something different to do during your winter break in Cyprus? How about… 

Exploring the capital Nicosia 

The city streets are beautiful and fascinating, but it can get hot in the summer months, so winter is the ideal time to stroll the city streets and explore all that this interesting and historic city has to offer. You’ll find shops, churches, taverns and tea houses around every corner. When you take your time and look beyond the main streets, you’ll uncover some hidden gems.  

Visiting a farm

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A treat for all animal lovers, and a great experience for children to get up close to some cute farm animals, a visit to a farm can be a real highlight to a winter break in Cyprus. The Royal Goat Farm in the village of Paliometoxo is well worth a visit. As the name suggests, it is home to many goats but you’ll also find sheep, donkeys, chickens, ducks, rabbits and many more delightful creatures. With an on-site restaurant, and the opportunity to learn a new skill with the bread and cheese making workshops on offer, you really can spend all day here. 

Touring the villages and enjoying a wine tasting 

Cyprus has many villages dotted about, each is unique and has something different to offer. Taking time to visit them is always worth it, as you uncover amazing architecture, fantastic local cuisine and some breathtaking views. The highlight of a village tour are the vineyards. Try a sample, and buy a bottle to take back to your accommodation.  

Taking a trip to the Thalassa Museum 

Showcasing all things marine and nautical, the Thalassa Museum brings the history of the sea to life with three floors of exhibits. Covering palaeontology, geology, archaeology and marine life, there’s such a varied collection of things to see that have been very well displayed. Some items are located underground so you can view them from above, while others hang from the ceiling. You’ll learn a lot from a visit here.  

Visiting the Troodos Mountains  

In the winter months, the beautiful Troodos mountains take on a magical winter air as the snow bedecks the mountains and the treetops. With winter sports available, or simply the chance to take a wintery walk in the snow, it’s well worth a visit. Don’t forget your camera, it’s the perfect setting for a festive photoshoot!  

Add these great activities into your medical tourism trip  

If you’re visiting Cyprus for medical treatment, you must stay a little longer and enjoy some of these activities during your recuperation period. You’ll find Cyprus is the perfect place for your recovery. As experts in medical tourism in Cyprus, with a wealth of knowledge and experience to share with you, you can rely on us to give you accurate and impartial advice regarding all aspects of Cyprus medical tourism. Get in touch today to find out more.

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