Averages for Kyrenia in March
During the month of March, Kyrenia experiences a slight rise in temperature with the average monthly temperature registering at 13°C (55°F). The average high temperature normally stands at 18°C (64°F), dropping to an average low of 7°C (45°F) during the evening. The sea water temperature stands at 17°C (62°F).The skies are suitably sunny for 7 hours every day, and over the month the length of the day gradually increa...
Averages for Kyrenia in March
During the month of March, Kyrenia experiences a slight rise in temperature with the average monthly temperature registering at 13°C (55°F). The average high temperature normally stands at 18°C (64°F), dropping to an average low of 7°C (45°F) during the evening. The sea water temperature stands at 17°C (62°F).The skies are suitably sunny for 7 hours every day, and over the month the length of the day gradually increases.March skies in Kyrenia are partly cloudy, with an average precipitation of 53mm.
On March 1, average temperatures are around 12°C (54°F), with highs of 18°C (65°F) and lows of 7°C (44°F). It gradually warms as the month progresses, from averages of 13°C (56°F), with highs of 19°C (67°F) and lows of 7°C (44°F). By the end of the month, with average temperatures of 14°C (57°F), highs of 22°C (71°F) and lows of 8°C (47°F).
Where to Stay
Head to Onar Holiday Village for a hotel ticking all the boxes in term of location (it’s near the sea), amenities and service. Nestled in the Kyrenia mountain range, the stunning view overlooks the Mediterranean coastline and tranquil pine forests. It is within easy reach of the harbour, castle and shopping areas of Kyrenia. The complex includes 18 villas, 2 mini villas, and 44 hotel rooms. Each room includes an ensuite bathroom, A/C, cable TV, minibar, telephone, and private balcony with sea and mountain view. The villas can accommodate larger families, with their master bedrooms, dining area, and a living room which converts to an additional bedroom. The onsite restaurant and bar serves exquisite international and traditional Cypriot cuisine, from lamb dishes to tasty shish kebabs. Facilities include a swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna and Turkish bar.
Hit the Beach
Catalkoy Beach is named after the picturesque village nearby, resting in the foothills of the Five Finger Mountains. The beach is about 7km east of Kyrenia and popular with sun loungers. The beach is relatively small and quiet, due to a rock headland that surrounds it. Tourists can visit the stables here and organise pleasant rides on the beach.
Eating & Drinking Out
Silver Rocks is a large restaurant that serves seafood and traditional British fare. Located next to the sea, it’s the perfect place to catch the sunset over dinner. The staff is friendly and all dishes are reasonably priced.
Kyrenia has some excellent restaurants. Stone Arch is a European restaurant located in a lovely old courtyard. The ambiance is mellow and the food excellent, with some of the best curry on the island. Meals are cooked to order with fresh ingredients with great attention to detail.
The House serves outstanding meals, ranging from scallops to T-bones. The restaurant is located in a lovely, upscale Colonial building. Highly recommended by locals and tourists alike, the House is great to enjoy a full-course dinner or an afternoon drink while watching the sunset.
Carpenters has a festive, fun atmosphere with tables laid out in the garden. The traditional Cypriot menu offers mezzes, shrimp and steak. Ask for the specials of smoked salmon rolls or calf’s liver.
Things to Do
Kyrenia’s harbour is surrounded by old Venetian buildings, the huge castle and offers a veritable feast of bustling cafes and restaurants.
Spend a day exploring the surrounding mountainous regions, hiking trails and mountainous treks for breathtaking views and a fun workout.
Kyrenia offers some of the best scuba diving sites in Northern Cyprus. Dive The Wall and look out for amberjacks, turtles, octopus and eels. Scuba Cyprus dive school and centre offers courses and gear for beginners and old hands alike.
Visit the ancient city of Salamis, one of the best-preserved ruins in the area. According to legend, the founder, Teucer son of Telamon, fought in the Trojan war but was cursed in exile because he failed to avenge his brother Ajax. Excavations have revealed Phoenician and Assyrian presences. Most of the ruins date from the late Hellenistic period, including an enormous esplanade to a once-magnificent Temple of Zeus.