Cyprus is becoming more and more a pole of attraction for tourists who seek to improve their health during their vacation. Their choice is not random; this island accumulates various advantages: It boasts some luxurious private clinics and hospitals, where you can find the latest treatments and experienced medical staff, a natural environment of remarkable beauty and an ideal location, easily accessible from 3 continents.  

Moreover, the weather in Cyprus is considerably mild throughout the year, and perhaps this is the most important reason why it became so quickly a medical tourism destination. Scientific researchers argue that weather has a direct effect on our emotional health. Evidence shows that in lands with high sunlight ratio all year-round, inhabitants tend to be happier and healthier. So, if you are thinking of giving an energy boost to your health and mood, see what you can expect regarding weather conditions during your trip to Cyprus.


Climate Overview

climate overview

One famous poet described Cyprus as a “Golden-green leaf thrown into the sea”, and this sea is no other than the Mediterranean. Hence, the climate is mainly Meditteranean, with mild temperatures in the winter time and a few rainy days. Snowing in Cyprus is a rare phenomenon, which can occur mostly on Troodos Mountains and the surrounding areas around Christmas time. Sunshine is abundant even in the heart of winter, with six hours of sunshine per day.

When it comes to the summer months, the climate acquires a tropical twist, which is not a surprise since Cyprus is so close to Africa. Summer is thus an elongated period, starting from mid-May and ending in mid-October, with bright and even scorching sunny days and low humidity levels (ranging from 15% to 30% in midday). On average, the day lasts about 11.5 hours in the summertime, hence the blooming of so many businesses with outdoor activities!


Temperatures in Land and Sea

temperature in land and sea

In a few words, temperatures in Cyprus never go extreme. Even in the coolest months, January till March, temperatures rarely -if ever- drop below zero, so winter in Cyprus equals autumn in other countries! In detail, the average temperature in the central plain is around 10o C in January, the coldest month of the year, while the water temperatures range among 15 to 17 degrees and retain these levels until March.

Temperatures start to rise in early spring, in other words, March, when nature puts on her festive clothes and shows off her beauty to foreigners and locals alike. If you prefer long countryside walks than sunbathing near the sea, this is the ideal period for you.

The three hottest months, June, July and August are known for the high temperatures, starting from 30o C and reaching up to 38o C in the mainland. The water temperatures are cooler and refreshing, ranging from 23o C until 28o C. These summer months call for water activities, fun beach games and plenty of sunbathing to elevate your vitamin D levels.


Choosing to enhance your wellbeing while vacationing is a smart move. It is a fun and healthy way to recharge your batteries and return more vigorous and inspired to do great things back home. For more information about Cyprus, please visit the respective pages on our website or feel free to contact us if you have any further questions.

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