Cyprus in Spring: The Complete Guide by a Local [2024]

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I know what you’re thinking: “Cyprus is great any time of the year, isn’t it?”

True, but there’s something about Cyprus in spring that makes the island come alive in a special way.

In this article, you will find a complete guide on what you can expect in Cyprus if you’re visiting in the spring months: the weather, the activities and local tips for getting the most out of your trip.

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Windy weather in March

Weather in Cyprus in Spring

First off, let’s talk about the weather.

Imagine stepping off the plane and being greeted by mild temperatures, ranging from 60°F to 75°F (that’s 15°C to 24°C).

It’s like the island gives you a warm hug, but without the sweltering heat of summer. It’s the perfect backdrop for al fresco dining or a scenic hike.

Spring comes with its own challenges and one of them is the unpredictable weather. The conditions change much faster compared to autumn or winter, so you need to prepare with a plan B in case the weather turns for worse.

The best option if you don’t like the risk of rain is booking a last-minute flight after checking your five-day forecast – usually, these short-term forecasts tend to be more accurate than the long-term ones.

Check further down in the article for month by month comparison of the spring months.

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April weather on the coastline

Advantages of Visiting Cyprus in Spring

Everything’s more affordable in the spring.

You get to enjoy all the perks without the peak-season prices. Accommodations, car rentals, and even some activities offer lower rates. So you get to experience the best of Cyprus without breaking the bank.

The weather is much more pleasant and not so hot – that’s perfect for those who are looking for some sunshine and a warmer climate.

Avoiding the crowds in the spring months is pretty much guaranteed – Cyprus is very much a summer or autumn destination, so in the spring months you will get many of the main tourist sights and beaches to yourself. Keep in mind it might be a bit too cold and windy to sunbathe though.

Things To Do in Cyprus in Spring

1. Hiking and Time in Nature

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During spring, the flora is in full bloom. We’re talking about a tapestry of colorful wildflowers, olive groves, and citrus orchards that fill the air with a natural perfume.

And let’s not forget the Troodos Mountains!

The snow starts to melt, creating picturesque streams and waterfalls. You’ll feel like you’re in a real-life fairytale.

2. Spring Picnics on the Beach

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Now, for you beach lovers, don’t fret. The sea might still be a bit chilly for a full-on dip, but the beaches are way less crowded than in the summer.

Imagine having a stretch of golden sand almost all to yourself. Sounds dreamy, right? Plus, you can still catch some rays and work on that tan you’ve been thinking about all winter.

Picnics are a great way to spend the time at the beach, and enjoy tasting the local delicacies like wine and food.

3. Explore the Culinary Wonders of Cyprus

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If you’re a foodie, spring in Cyprus is your culinary playground. It’s the season for wild asparagus, fresh strawberries, and all sorts of local greens.

The tavernas start to offer more seasonal dishes, and let me tell you, there’s nothing like enjoying a meze (a selection of small dishes) outdoors while soaking up the Mediterranean ambiance.

And if you like wine, the vineyards are buzzing with activity as they prepare for the growing season. Many wineries offer tours, so you can sip on some local flavors while learning about the wine-making process.

4. Local Culture & Festivals

The cultural scene is popping too! Spring festivals are a big deal in Cyprus.

From Greek Orthodox Easter celebrations, which are an absolute must-experience, to flower festivals in towns like Limassol, there’s no shortage of local events that let you dive into the Cypriot way of life.

Best Months to Visit Cyprus in Spring

Spring is arguably the best season to visit, but not all spring months are created equal. Let’s dive into which months offer the ultimate Cyprus experience.

March: The Prelude to Paradise

March is like the opening act for the main event. It’s when the island starts shaking off its winter chill and the first signs of spring start to appear.

Almond trees are the first to blossom, adding a pinkish-white hue to the landscapes.

March can be a mixed bag, though—some days feel like early summer, while others remind you that winter just left the chat.

Pros: Fewer crowds, lower prices on accommodation and flights, and the first blooms make the countryside picturesque.
Cons: The sea is still too cold for a swim, and the weather can be a bit unpredictable.
Recommended For: Nature enthusiasts keen on catching the earliest spring blooms and those who prefer a quieter vacation experience.

April: The Heart of Spring

Ah, April in Cyprus is like that first sip of a cold drink on a hot day—refreshing, invigorating, and oh-so satisfying.

Wildflowers carpet the fields, citrus trees start to bloom, and temperatures are comfortably warm without being too hot.

April is the month when Easter usually falls, and trust me, you don’t want to miss the Greek Orthodox Easter celebrations in Cyprus.

Pros: Mild to warm weather, Easter festivities, and diverse outdoor activities like hiking and picnicking are at their best.
Cons: Easter means local businesses and attractions may close for the holiday, and prices can hike up during this period.
Recommended For: Cultural enthusiasts, foodies, and outdoor adventurers.

May: The Final Act

May is like the grand finale of spring, giving you a sneak peek of the summer vibes without the peak season hustle and bustle.

The beaches start to liven up, but they’re not too crowded yet. May is when you can start enjoying the sea without turning into an ice cube.

Pros: Warmer sea temperatures, lively beach scenes, and the island is in full bloom.
Cons: It starts to get busier, especially toward the end of the month, and prices start to go up.
Recommended For: Beach lovers, couples looking for romantic getaways, and those who want a balanced mix of nature, culture, and beach time.

So, When to Visit?

If you’re into blossoming nature and fewer crowds, aim for March.

For cultural richness and the heart of the spring season, April is your go-to. And if you’re itching for some beach time without the summer crowd, May is calling your name.

Final Words

Spring in Cyprus is like that perfect sweet spot—awesome weather, fewer crowds, vibrant nature, delicious food, and rich cultural experiences.

It’s the island at its most charming before the summer rush kicks in.

So, what are you waiting for?

Grab that calendar, mark off some days, and let Cyprus show you what it’s got!

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Cyprus in spring - best time to visit
Cyprus in spring - best time to visit
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Lucia has spent 6.5 years living in Cyprus, and writing about all the local gems and beautiful places the island has to offer. On Cyprus Escapes, she shares her discoveries to help travellers plan an unforgettable trip to Cyprus.

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