Explore the Beauty of Cyprus
Cyprus has the warmest climate (and warmest winters) in the Mediterranean part of the European Union.
The average annual temperature on the coast is around 24 °C (75 °F) during the day and 14 °C (57 °F) at night.
Cyprus has a subtropical climate – Mediterranean and Semi-arid type (in the north-eastern part of island) – according to Köppen climate classification signes Csa and Bsh, with very mild winters (on the coast) and warm to hot summers. Snow is possible only in the Troodos Mountains in the central part of island. Rain occurs mainly in winter, with summer being generally dry.
Paphos (or Pafos) is a town in Cyprus whose history dates back to the Neolithic period. It was in Paphos that the mythological goddess Aphrodite was born and along with her came the legendary upsurge of cult worship that lasted for many centuries. The Myceneans were the first who built a temple in her name in 12th century B.C. Today, the architectural and cultural remains, dating from Hellinistic times to the Roman periods, are a proof to the city’s long forgotten extraordinary historical value. Modern Paphos Today, 47,300 people reside in Paphos and the town is a fast developing tourist centre. An important fishing harbour, the city is divided into two parts: Ktima, the main residential district and Kato Pafos, which is by the sea, is a port and contains most of the luxury hotels, restaurants and tourist places. The two parts are well connected by Apostolou Pavlou Avenue also known as St. Paul’s Avenue. This busy road begins at the city centre and ends outside the Medieval Fort.