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It comes as no surprise that Cyprus probably has the warmest winters of the European Union, with average temperatures of 22–23 °C during the day and 12–14 °C at night. The temperature in the open sea is around 16° or 17° C in winter, which is really not too bad in comparison to elsewhere in Europe. You will probably even see people swimming in the sea during winter!
Escape the crowd
From December to February, you won’t find the usual tourist crowds as you would in peak summer season. According to the Cyprus tourism market report, the number of tourist arrivals in Cyprus drop from around 350,000 in summer to 50,000 per month in winter. From June to August, it can get packed with holidaymakers who are just out to party. In winter, you won’t find such tourists around and instead you’ll find more travelers who are keen on getting active or exploring the cultural and historical aspects of the country.
So much to do…
Cyprus is so much more than just a coastal destination. It is multilayered, not only in its history, but also its rich traditions, cuisine and landscape that few other countries can rival.
Regardless of the time of the year, you’ll find plenty to things to see and experience beyond the beaches: from exploring impressive archaeological ruins to hiking its many trails and wandering through its mountain villages and feasting on some of the best cuisines in the world.
Go hiking in the Troodos Mountains
Away from the touristy developed beach towns, Cyprus brims with empty hiking trails and challenging biking paths further inland. The Troodos Mountains are one of the best regions to pull your hiking boots on. If you are novice, you can chose to hike the Kaledonia Nature Trail, an easy 3-km gradual uphill hike through pine forests, running streams and ending at the Kaledonia waterfalls.
There are many other hiking trails to choose from in this area, with many recommending the Asinou–Agios Theodoros trail. It begins at the Byzantine Panagia Forviotissa church.
Wander through the cute rural villages and traditional wineries
One of the best ways to get to a feel for real Cyprus is to spend time in the island’s traditional villages. They seem to exist in a cobblestoned time-warp where life slows down to snail’s pace. And if you love wine, the best wineries of the island are located in mountain villages, also known as Wine Villages, or “krasochoria”!
Take a Road Trip around Cyprus
By far the best thing to do during winter in Cyprus is to rent a car and drive all around the island. You will really enjoy the many scenic drives on the island, especially the route between Limassol and Troodos. It twists, dips and climbs through up to the Troodos Mountains and you’re guaranteed some spectacular landscapes. Another impressive scenic drive is from Paphos to Petra tou Romiou – also known as Aphrodite’s Rock. The road and beach can get busy in peak season but it’s perfect in winter.
After all, that is why Cyprus is called the island of all seasons!
Where do i start! Elysia Park is the most fantastic place to stay if you are considering to come to Cyprus Paphos.
They are welcoming, friendly and hospitable. The customer service is impeccable… I appreciate everything Elysia Park has done to make our stay that extra special.
Elysia Park will always be recommended if you ever wanted to stay somewhere that is also reasonably priced.
I will definitely come back again!
‘The Elysia Park is were all the wedding guests stayed and it was definitely worth every penny. The room was cosy with everything you needed, especially air conditioning. The pool and sunbathing area was a large area and the restaurant and bar provided great food and drink. The walk to Paphos town centre is around 25 mins or you can catch the 603 bus which runs hourly till around 8pm, taxis are around 10 euros. A great venue to stay’
We are very pleased with our stay at Elysia Park! The apartments are spacious, clean, and equipped with everything you need. There are two very nice pools. The food and the cocktails in the restaurant are good, and the staff is super polite. There is a mini market and pharmacy in the complex. The receptionists are helpful and kind. Our flight back home was late at the evening, and they not only let us stay at the pool after we’ve checked out but gave us a key to a room that we can use for an hour to take a shower and get ready to travel.
The best service ever, very clean and quiet, nice pools and very good security. Marios and Savvas in the reception are the nicest people, very patients and friendly and the restaurant in the resort is really good. Every 3 days they clean the apartment, and you get towels for the pool. There is parking space next to the apartment and the team helps with everything
To hire a car is recommended because it is 10 minutes’ drive from the beach .
Stayed with family and friends to celebrate our daughter’s wedding at Minthis Hills. Cannot fault the accommodation or helpfulness of everyone at Elysia Park. Would highly recommend. Denise and Barry Wardman.’
We liked the option to check in, in advance, so when we arrived the process was very quick and the man at the reception was very nice and welcoming! The food, pools, massage, everything was great!!! The hotel crew were the best of the best, very polite and helping of every need. They even agreed to extend our late check out request for a small additional fee, which really helped us. This hotel is more for larger groups- family/ friends, so they don’t get into separate rooms in a regular hotel. We were a group of 6 girls, and we rented a penthouse, and it was just what we needed. Overall stay at Elysia park was perfect!
Disliked · Nothing! Best hotel we could ever have at Cyprus for a group of friends!
the apartment was very clean. the communal areas were also kept exceptionally tidy. the staff were so helpful and friendly, nothing was too much trouble
1st time visit, Outstanding service would highly recommend, we rented a town house was above our expectations.
Very convenient park with big pools and a playground for kids. The apartments are huge and have separated bedrooms for kids and the parents and a big living room. The kitchen is well equipped with everything. There is a restaurant inside the hotel with delicious food and an option for buffet breakfast – open all day. The staff is very friendly and helpful and the cleanness of all the parks are great. You can stay at this place for months!
You feel the care about guests in every detail: the territory, pools, well-furnished apartments. We had everything we needed. There are plenty of parking lots so you can leave the car near your block. Good Wi-Fi, huge terrace ❤️ The property is located in a quite area, no noise will bother you. And within a short walk you’ll find cafés and supermarkets. Getting to the beach will take you ~20-30 mins of walk, or 5 mins by car. The receptionists were extremely helpful with everything. Really enjoyed our stay!
Cyprus is an amazing country and Elysia Park is excellent accommodation. We had a 3-bedroom apartment which was well equipped and very comfortable. The apartment was cleaned every 3 days and towels replaced. There are 2 main pools and plenty of sun loungers. There is a very good on-site restaurant with a varied menu for all tastes. All staff were approachable and friendly. It is definitely a place to return to for a relaxing holiday.
It was our first-time visiting Cyprus and we were so impressed. The standard of the accommodation was amazing. Very clean and excellent, modern decor and facilities. The pools, gym, restaurant, and local supermarket were all a stone throws distance away and the beach a 20-minute walk away. Staff were friendly and helpful when we wanted to book a tour, information about local attractions and booking our airport taxi. We travelled without our teenagers, but had they come along, they would’ve loved it too. We’d definitely recommend Elysia Park whether you are looking for a quiet, restful break or want to enjoy the night life down by the harbour.
Fantastic Apartment. Spent 3 weeks at Elysia Park and was upgraded on arrival. Found staff to very helpful and the facility was very clean and modern.
The cleaning staff did a great job, thoroughly cleaning the apartment top to bottom every 3 days
The apartment was clean and spacious with quality bedding and comfortable beds.
The reception staff were very helpful; I would also recommend using their transport service as polite and reasonably priced. Only 15 min walk into Pafos.
We enjoyed a Spa massage too.
My son and partner had a deep tissue massage, and I had a de-stress with express facial. I would highly recommend this treat, Petra the massage therapist was exceptional. The Spa pool was great as outdoor pools whilst inviting were not heated.
A great 6-night stay. Highly recommended for sure.
Thanks to all the staff who, despite end of season, remained friendly and hospitable.
My 4_nights stay with my family, was so comfortable and really lovely.
I enjoyed staying at the apartment, lovely pool and the perfect cleanliness.
Special thanks to Mrs Natalie for her care, kindness and hospitality.
Hope to see you again soon ❤️❤️❤️
Our experience with Elysia park was excellent!
The receptionists are Polite and kind!
Apartments are big and very convenient for short and long stay!
Central location, 2 min from center (Municipality, Makariou etc)
We will definitely visit them again.