Averages for Ayia Napa in October
For those wanting to avoid the summer crowds but still enjoy some really beautiful weather, October is the absolutely perfect time to visit Ayia Napa. The average low temperature is 16°C during this month, but the average high temperature is still a high 27°C—both are three degrees colder than in September and five...
Averages for Ayia Napa in October
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Averages for Ayia Napa in October
For those wanting to avoid the summer crowds but still enjoy some really beautiful weather, October is the absolutely perfect time to visit Ayia Napa. The average low temperature is 16°C during this month, but the average high temperature is still a high 27°C—both are three degrees colder than in September and five degrees colder than the peak summer months of July and August, but still much more pleasant than the averages in November. The low and high temperatures decrease significantly in the course of the month though. October 1 is by far the warmest day of the month with a night temperature of 19°C and a daytime high of 29°C. By the end of the month, both temperatures have decreased to 15°C and 25°C respectively.
The average temperature of an October day is 22°C, which certainly is much warmer than it is in Britain this time of year. The sea temperature is still a pleasantly warm 26°C in October, which makes taking a dip and doing water sports in the Mediterranean Sea a valid option for an afternoon activity. In fact, the temperature of the sea in October is the fourth-highest of the entire year. Only in July, August and September is the sea warmer.
There is an average of 10 hours of sunshine each day, two hours less than September. October is the seventh-sunniest month of the year, together with March. The biggest factors that influence this decrease in daily sunshine are the increase in cloud cover and the shortening of the days.
Cloud cover almost doubles in the course of the month. October 1 is the clearest day with only 14% of cloud cover, while the sky on October 31 is already 25% cloudy. October is still within the clearer part of the year though. The cloudier part begins in the beginning of November. The difference in day length between the beginning of the month and the end is more than an hour. With 11.48 hours of daylight, October 1 is the longest day of the month. October 31 is the shortest, with 10.46 hours of daylight left.
After three extremely dry months, Ayia Napa finally receives some rainfall again in October. This month, there are 4 days of precipitation and the total amount of rainfall is now 19mm, making it the sixth-wettest month of the year. The chance that you will experience rainfall increases throughout the month. October 1 has the lowest probability of rainfall (13%); October 31 has the highest (24%). Thunderstorms are observed on 59% of the days of rainfall. Other possible types of precipitation are moderate rain (28% of the rainy days) and light rain (12% of the rainy days).
Landscape of Cape Greco
Where to stay
The Nissiana Hotel & Bungalows is a resort that people choose because of its proximity to the beach. Additionally, it has two pools, tennis courts that are lit even at night, as well as a variety of health facilities. The gym, Jacuzzi and Turkish bath are all guest favourites, as are the massage services. Drinks are available throughout the day at the pool bar. Only half a mile away, guests will find two beautiful beaches, Landa and Macronissos, and they will also find the downtown area of Ayia Napa. This includes all of the bars, shops and restaurants at the resort’s square and those on the way there as well.
Adams Beach Hotel is a massively popular resort right at Nissi Beach, one of the most crowded beaches in Ayia Napa (and possible even in Cyprus). Its cozy and welcoming atmosphere makes it a wonderful place to stay for young travellers, but also for couples and travelling families. It features no less than 376 rooms, 70 of which are deluxe rooms, and a wedding chapel, restaurant and bar, pool bar, piano bar, swimming pools, shops, spa, gymnasium and so much more!
Natural bridge near Ayia Napa
Things to do
Arguably one of the most fun boat excursions you can do in the resort is The Black Pearl Pirate Boat. This huge pirate boat takes you along the scenic coast to great swimming and diving spots. The trip includes all major sights along the coast, a children’s treasure hunt, dresses and costumes for all participants, a cannon show, amusement hosted by Captain Jack Sparrow himself, a roast chicken, potato and salad lunch, and a bar with an extensive menu. The trip starts around 11am and ends at 3pm. From 4pm throughout the night, the ship serves as a licensed bar in the harbour.
A totally different attraction is the Macronissos Tombs. Although they may sound a bit macabre, they’re actually a historically very significant highlight. Located in the village of Macronissos, west of the resort, this ancient burial site dates back to the Hellenistic Roman period. Although unfortunately all tombs have been plundered, they still are of archaeological importance.
Sunbeds and umbrellas on Konnos beach bay
Hit the beach
October is the last month of the year that allows visitors to spend a comfortable afternoon on the beach. And there are plenty of beaches in and around town, from bustling Nissi Beach to Konnos Bay Beach in Cape Greco national forest park to Grecian Bay and its three beaches. All beaches have plenty of facilities, such as beach bars, restaurants and water sports equipment rentals, and are easily accessed.
Eating and drinking out
Ayia Napa is a favourite holiday destination with the 18-30 crowd thanks to its wild nightlife. For those that came to Ayia Napa to party, there’s plenty on offer here. One option is Carwash is a great club with a retro vibe that plays a variety of music from the 60’s through to the 90’s.
If you’re in the mood for a bar crawl, do stop at Marinella Bar, a busy bar that’s located at the town’s central square. In summer, this bar is part of the Kandi Street Party at Ayia Napa Circus Square.
A much quieter place in Ayia Napa is Tony’s Taverna. This excellent eatery is renowned for its pleasant, cozy atmosphere, an exceptional menu and a great setting. The menu is varied and having dinner in the open-air garden area surrounded by lemon trees and aromatic herbs will surely be unforgettable.
October events in Ayia Napa
1st October 2016 to 8th October 2016
The activities of Ayia Napa Medieval Festival are inspired from the Medieval period, representing the everyday life and events of these times. Past activities have included a concert with Charalampos Garganoyrakis, one of the most famous Cretan Artists.
Live Music At The Square Bar
1st October 2016 to 31st October 2016
Summer is gone, but the Square Bar is still open with various events taking place most nights of the week. These events will be available from the website in the summer where tickets can be purchased. Last year the likes of John Newman, Rudimental, Example, DJ Fresh and Katy B
Cyprus Independence Day
1st October 2016
On this day on the first of October 1960 Cyprus gained its independence from Great Britain and became a democracy. Throughout Cyprus there will be various festivals and a military parade in Nicosia.
Greek National Day
28th October 2016
This day is celebrated in cities all over Greece and Cyprus. On the 28th of October 1940 the Italians gave the Greek leader Ioannis Metaxas an ultimatum to let the Axis forces to enter Greece or face war.