Cyprus villa during winter
Advantages of hiring a Cyprus villa during winter
Hiring a Cyprus villa during winter is an excellent idea. Cyprus is the number one UK winter holiday destination. Unlike other European countries, it still has great weather no matter what the time of year. Resorts are less crowded and you’ll find many activities more enjoyable in the milder climes. Plus, your winter break could cost up to 50% less than in would in summer.
Guaranteed winter sunshine
Cyprus has a sub-tropical climate. Its southerly position means it enjoys hot autumn temperatures well into the 30s. Even in the coldest months of January and February it still has an average daytime temperature of 15 degrees. The best thing is the island enjoys 320 days of sun per year, so you can leave the rain behind. In the late teens, the sea is still warm enough for swimming too – although the temp means it’s more invigorating than relaxing.
Get more for your money
When you hire a Cyprus villa during winter, you get good other deals. Visiting Cyprus off-peak means cheaper flights and amazing accommodation offers. Our rental prices drop by about 40% of the prices published on our website. Plus, in resort you’ll find many special offers on attractions, excursions, car hire and eating out. A family holiday could cost half of what it would in the prime months and you still get to enjoy the sunny weather.
That’s right skiing…snow falls in the Troodos Mountains from December through to the end of March. You can get a full day pass for just 23 euros, equipment hire and lessons are available too. Even if you don’t ski, seeing the snow on Mount Olympus is a fabulous contrast to sun-worshipping in resort.
Celebrate a Cypriot Christmas
There’s a whole host of Christmas activities to enjoy festivals, concerts, processions, choirs, live music and markets. If you go for self-catering villa accommodation, you can of course enjoy a traditional UK turkey dinner with all the trimmings. Or, be adventurous and embrace Christouyenna. Decorate with pomegranates, try the traditional Christmas day Cypriot stuffed chicken recipe and indulge in customary honey, almond and walnut cakes. Just watch out for the Kallikantzeri…mythical creatures said to make mischief during the 12 days.
Bring in the New Year in style
New Year ’s Eve is even more significant in Cyprus; marking the Feast of St Basil (Greek Santa). Children receive their presents on the 1st of January so it’s an exciting time for old and young alike. There are many street parties and celebrations at bars & restaurants, or you could host a private party at your own villa. Don’t forget the Vasilopita – eaten on New Year ’s Day, whoever finds the coin inside will be lucky all year.