The New Year celebration was never a big party event in my life. Most of them I spent with my family circle, some with friends, I even had 3 years in a row when I was completely alone at the moment when the clock turned 12:00.
Most of you would say that I am weird and crazy, but the reason for this was that I was always returning home to spend Christmas with my beloved ones, this is why Christmas is for, right?
Logically thinking, New Year would also be the perfect timing to meet my old friends who are staying and living their lives in my home country or even home town. However, what happened was that I am not so close to any of them anymore, even when I get back I meet 1 or 2 friends, the rest is Krakow or living in other countries. This is another reason why I get to travel a lot! 🙂
2019 were busy, I traveled to many different countries, some of them even multiple times. New Year was also quite different to me, what do you think I did? Of course, for nobody’s surprise, I traveled – to Cyprus!
So how is it? What should you do there? What to visit?
To me its a perfect place to go if you want to avoid massive events, relax and run away from cold winter weather!
Warm winter weather
2019 December was my first time visiting this beautiful island. First of all, I have never been there and I had no idea how is it going to look like. My first questions were – “What kind of clothes should it take?”.
The only one thing I knew for sure was that it will be much warmer than in my home country, and, for sure, this was the case. Cyprus has the mildest winter in the whole Mediterranean region! The first day when I landed from Lithuanian 0 degree raining weather, Cyprus met me with nice sun and +18 degrees!
Believe me, this is so amazing! Especially if you are like me, and haven’t seen the sun for a very long time! I love the sun and had no chance to enjoy it since October rains started, this was like a dream come true to me.
During the day you will be comfortable walking outside. However, if you are planning to go out during the evening, please take something warmer. Days are not long and in the evening the windy weather with no sun doesn’t make it pleasant as you might think.
Cyprus is a summer destination for a lot of people, but when it comes to winter, it is calm and relaxing. You will see tourists going around popular places, but you will also have a chance to make nice pictures without crowds of people in them!
Winter is a perfect place for those who want to escape big city life and have some peace of mind by the sea! If you wish to visit all the historic sites and villages I truly recommend you to go during wintertime.
On the other hand, if you prefer a busy city full of people, open bars and music all around while sunbathing on the beach – summer is perfect timing for this! It is a complete opposite of what you would see during the winter.
All major business and money from tourism in Cyprus are made during the summer season, prices get higher once tourists start coming to the island. For those who are backpacking or wish to save money, but also like to travel – go during the winter or at least off-season! You will save some money!
This was my first, but not the last time visiting this country, I liked it a lot and next time I will go there will be during the summer or at least September. I want to feel the summer vibe and fell the difference myself. Cypriots are always about food – summertime will be for tasting the best seafood they have!