This is undoubtedly the number one argument, the one that brings in these hundreds of thousands of Russians and Britons. Cyprus is truly a destination where the blue sky and sunshine are at hand, whatever the season, 330 days a year. Autumn, spring and even winter are very pleasant. From May to November, the seawater temperature is idyllic. The rest of the year, it is high enough that those who are used to swimming in the Atlantic find it warm.
A great diversity of landscapes :
While some people come back disappointed by the small number of long sandy beaches (except in the north of the island), the coastline offers a great diversity: sandy, rocky, white (between Limassol and Paphos), grey (Pomos), pebble or sand beaches, crowded (almost everywhere) or deserted (Akamas, the North), concrete or wild. You can also explore fertile plains covered with citrus fruits and olive trees, hills and valleys where vineyards grow and where picturesque villages cling to each other, or mountains (dominated by Mount Olympus) with rich and varied forests suitable for hiking and even skiing in winter.
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