Cyprus’ 600km coastline is a paradise for sun-seekers and water-lovers and according to the 2013 report from the European Environment Agency in Copenhagen, it has the best water quality in the whole of Europe.
Paphos, the mythical birthplace of Aphrodite, is an open air museum of Byzantine churches and Roman ruins interspersed with al fresco restaurants and café bars.
June to August
Paphos typically sees around 13 hours of 32C sunshine, but in late July and early August temperatures can often be in the high 30s.
In September and October the temperatures are still around the 30C mark with nine hours of sunshine per day. December to February sees temperatures of around 18C with around five hours of sunshine per day. In April there is about eight hours of sunshine per day and temperatures of 24C.
There is very little rainfall in Paphos, usually around 20 days per year between December and February.