When is the best time to book cheap flights to Cyprus?
To get the best deal on a flight from the UK to Cyprus, it’s generally advisable to book at least one month in advance. However, prices do vary month to month, and depend on where in the country you’re flying from.
When is the cheapest time to visit Cyprus?
The high season in Cyprus is June to August. During these months, accommodation books up and prices can increase by up to 30%. The shoulder seasons of March to May and September to October are also popular with tourists. The cheapest time to visit Cyprus is generally between November and February.
When is Cyprus weather best?
Summer in Cyprus lasts all the way from June through to October. July and August are the hottest months, with temperatures reaching up to 40°C inland and 30-35°C on the coast. At this time of year, average lows are 21oC. Spring and autumn are still warm but far less humid, with daytime temperatures ranging from a mild 15°C to 28°C in April.
Even in winter the temperatures rarely drop into single figures, and can still reach the high teens or even low twenties. This is a good time of year to explore the island and go hiking as the landscape’s no longer dry and there should be a warm breeze. There’s a higher chance of rain during winter though.
Which airlines fly to Cyprus?
British Airways, easyJet, Ryanair, Thomas Cook Airlines, TUI Airways, Jet2, Wizz Air and Blue Air all fly direct from the UK to Cyprus.
How many airports does Cyprus have?
Cyprus has two active commercial airports – Larnaca International Airport (LCA) and Paphos International Airport (PFO). Larnaca International Airport is in the east of the island, about 4 kilometres south of the city of Larnaca, and it’s the larger of the two airports. It has a single passenger terminal, hosting regional, domestic and international flights and served by over 30 airlines.
A joint civil-military public airport, Paphos International Airport is 6.5 kilometres southeast of the city of Paphos and gives access to the west of the island.
How do I get from Larnaca International Airport into Cyprus?
There are a number of public buses that connect Larnaca International Airport to the city. These are lines 407, 417, 418, 419, 425 and 429. A single bus ticket costs €1.50, while a day ticket costs €5. Day tickets are valid from early in the morning until 9pm.
To get from Larnaca International Airport to Limassol you can take the Limassol Airport Express bus, which runs 24/7 and costs €9 per person. The Kapnos Airport Shuttle runs services from Larnaca International Airport to Aiya Napa, Nicosia, Protaras, Paralimni and Paphos International Airport. Fares and journey times vary depending on the destination.
Alternatively, you can get a taxi from the taxi rank outside the Arrivals Hall. There are multiple taxi companies, all of which are required by law to use a taximeter.
How do I get from Paphos International Airport into Cyprus?
There are two public buses – routes 612 and 613 – that run between Paphos International Airport and Paphos city centre. The 612 connects the airport with Kato Paphos Central Bus Station, at the far south of Paphos town, while the 613 goes to Karavella Bus Station in the old town. There is also the 649 bus which runs from Paphos International Airport to Polis Chrysochous on Cyprus’ north coast. A single bus ticket costs €1.50 and a day ticket costs €5.
The cheapest way to get from Paphos International Airport to Limassol is via the Limassol Airport Express, which runs 24/7 and costs €9 per person. The Kapnos Airport Shuttle runs services from Paphos International Airport to Nicosia, Larnaca and Larnaca International Airport. All three shuttles take approximately 90 minutes and adult tickets cost €15.
What are the top things to do in Cyprus?
With golden sands, dazzling blue seas and seemingly endless summers, most Cyprus holidays are very much focused on the beach. While there’s a beach to suit practically everyone – some of the most popular being Coral Bay, Fig Tree Bay in Protaras, and Nissi Beach – there are plenty of other things to do in Cyprus than soak up the sun and engage in watersports.
Tourists typically flock to one of four major resorts in Cyprus – the lively port towns of Larnaca and Limassol on the south coast, cultural Paphos on the west coast or hard-partying Ayia Napa on the island’s eastern tip. The majority of hotels are located in these four towns, but a lot of Cyprus’ most compelling attractions lie further afield. The capital city Nicosia has a vibrant street life and is home to many ancient monuments, while the Troodos Mountains – which stretch across the southern part of the island – are draped in vineyards, and offer opportunities for skiing in winter. Far less touristy than the south, Northern Cyprus is home to sleepy villages, medieval castle ruins and impressive archaeological sites. Popular spots in this part of Cyprus include the city of Kyrenia, known for its cobblestoned old town and horseshoe-shaped harbour; charming Famagusta with its crumbling Venetian walls; and Alagadi Beach near Esentepe, where loggerhead turtles and green turtles come ashore to nest in the sand.
Do I need a visa to travel to Cyprus?
Cyprus is an EU member country, so if you’re travelling from the UK to Cyprus on a British passport you won’t need a visa.