Cyprus

Best time to go and how to get there

Cyprus: When to Go

We'd recommend spring (April-May) or autumn (Sept-Oct) - pleasantly warm and not too busy - or even March / November if you don't mind taking a bit of a chance with the weather. We stayed once in early November and enjoyed 30-degree sunshine for a week. June-August will be hot, possibly uncomfortably so (nudging 40 celsius), though most hotels and villas have air-conditioning, and the old stone houses remain naturally cool - especially those at altitude.

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TRAVEL ESSENTIALS

Getting There

NB, please do not rely solely on this information for your travel planning.

CYPRUS: BY AIR

From the UK: carriers include easyJet, British Airways, Aegean, Jet2, Cyprus Airways and Ryanair.

Within Europe: try Cyprus Airways, Arkefly, Transavia, Condor, Lufthansa and easyJet.

From the USA: There are no direct flights so you will need to fly via Europe (see above).

Getting Around


BY CAR: Most visitors hire a car: its cheap and you drive on the left. See our car rental recommendations.

BY BUS: There are good bus routes between the major cities of Paphos, Limassol (Lemessos), Larnaca and Nicosia (Lefkosia), and some connections from each of these cities to local beaches and villages. Sunday timetables are very reduced or non-existent. We found Cyprus by Bus to be a useful resource.

BY TAXI: There are 3 types of taxi:

  • service / intercity taxis: shared 4- to 8-seater minibuses between Paphos, Limassol (Lemessos), Larnaca and Nicosia (Lefkosia); reservations necessary
  • urban taxis: hail on the street or from a rank; fares are metered, with surcharges for heavy luggage or evening/night journeys (20.30-06.00)
  • rural taxis: journeys must start or end at the village where they are based, and are normally pre-booked by phone (fares are metered as above)