Paphos, Cyprus: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Paphos, Cyprus? With its archaeological sites, beaches, and nearby coral reefs, Paphos, is a cultural capital of Europe. Here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.

When to go to Paphos, Cyprus

We suggest visiting Paphos in June, as you avoid most of the crowds of summer, and the weather is excellent. However, there are other great times to go as well.

In September, Paphos has the Aphrodite Festival opera, and other festivals occur at different times of year. See below for details.

Important essentials for Paphos, Cyprus

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Paphos, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a great one.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

    U.S. residents can get them free here. Otherwise, you can buy them here.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

 

Activities for Paphos, Cyprus

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Paphos.

Akamas Peninsula is worth a visit. It is known for its wild and rugged landscape, as well as its crystal-clear waters. There are several hiking trails in Akamas, which offer stunning views of the coastline. The area is also home to several rare plant and animal species. However, there will be a lot of hiking. These are a must:


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.

There some great tours of the area to consider:


  • Troodos Mountains food and wine tour

    If you love food and/or wine, this one is a can't miss. You'll take a scenic drive into the mountains to multiple wineries, and do tastings at each. You'll also get to sample some of the best local cuisine.

    Check out the tour


  • Akamas and Adonis Waterfalls by Quad

    For some exciting adventure, try an Akmas quad tour. You'll drive through the Akmas area and see the Adonis waterfall, as well as other sites.

    Check out the tour


  • Scuba introductory course

    If you're really up for adventure, take a Scuba diving class. This class is for absolute beginners, and you'll get a chance to do a real dive in the beautiful waters of Cyprus.

    Check out the tour


  • Fireworks night cruise

    For a more relaxing change of pace, consider a night dinner cruise. This is a great way to relax and experience some local music and dancing.

    Check out the tour

 

What to wear/what to pack for Paphos, Cyprus by month

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January

If you visit Paphos during January, you will probably see that it is chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

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February

February in Paphos is crisp and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) to low 60s F (mid 10s C).

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March

March in Paphos is crisp and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) to low 60s F (high 10s C).

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April

April in this region is balmy. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

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May

Traveling to Paphos in May, you will notice that it is warm and dry with little rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

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June

If you go to Paphos in June, you will notice that it is warm, somewhat hazy and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C). This is a great time to go, because there are fewer crowds than July and August.

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July

If you are traveling to Paphos in July, you will notice that it is hot, very hazy and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C). Tourists abound during this time, so plan accordingly.

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August

If you go to Paphos in August, you will notice that it is extremely warm, somewhat hazy and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (high 20s C). There may be crowds at major attractions.

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September

September in Paphos is pretty consistently hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. The Aphrodite festival opera occurs this month (generally, although sometimes it is in August).

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October

If you go to Paphos in October, you will notice that it is warm. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C). If you're into art, this is a good time to go, as the Open Studios event is generally held this month.

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November

Traveling to Paphos in November, you will notice that it is balmy and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (low 20s C).

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December

December here is chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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