Weather Averages for Paphos in June
Averages for Paphos in June
June in Paphos is normally a hot, dry and sunny month, although it tends not to be as hot as in inland parts of the island, due to the moderating effects of the neighbouring sea. There is an average daytime maximum temperature of 28°C and an average overnight minimum of 18°C, which makes June a good time of year for outdoor activities during the evenings and overnight, as well as for sunbathing during the daytime.
Dangerous heatwaves crop up on occasion, when southerly winds pull up hot and dry weather from the continental interior of northern Africa, but Paphos is shielded from the most excessive heat by the moderation from the nearby sea. Two people died as a result of heat in late-June 2007 as a heatwave engulfed Cyprus with temperatures as high as 41°C, but at Paphos the afternoon temperatures rarely exceed 35°C and, over the period 1991-2005, there was no reading in excess of 37°C.
Most Junes pass by without any measurable rainfall, though short-lived downpours can crop up on very rare occasions. The mean monthly precipitation total is 1.6mm, spread over an average of 0.4 wet days per month. During the period 1991-2005, the wettest June of the period had a precipitation total of just 10mm.
The daily weather during June is usually dry and sunny throughout, and an average June boasts 381 hours of bright sunshine per month, amounting to an average of 12.7 hours per day. The mean relative humidity is moderately high at 71%. The average sea temperature climbs to 24°C during a typical June which makes swimming, diving and snorkelling attractive.
Dates for the diary
During June, Paphos arranges a choir festival where international and local choir groups meet up and stage performances at the Ancient Odeon in Paphos. The Feast of Kataklysmos (Flood Festival) is held in late-June each year at the coastal towns and cities in Cyprus, including Paphos, and features processions, water sports events, boat races and feasting.
Things to do
June is quite a good time of the year to go on a sailing trip, though for some it may be advisable to sail outside of the warmest time of day, especially during heatwaves. The Paphos International Sailing Club to the north of Geroskipou beach features frequent regattas and occasional championship events, and in early June they host the PISC Annual Summer Ball, held at the Kamares Country Club, with a buffet and entertainment. In late-June they host the PISC Regatta, and entertainment such as barbeques. Details on these events are generally made available near the time.
Golf fans have a couple of good options. Elea Golf Club at 1 Eleon Avenue is a par 71 course designed by Nick Faldo, and is cared for by a dedicated team and features 18 holes. The site includes a golf shop, a golf academy and eateries, and is generally well-received by visitors (especially for the additional on-site facilities) though it has a reputation for being pricey. Minth Hills Golf Club (previously known as Tsada Golf Club) at Polis Road, Tsada is the main alternative, and is relatively cheap but with fewer facilities. The Aphrodite Golf Course is another 18 hole golf course which also contains a spa and tennis facilities.
Where to eat & drink
Paphos has many good restaurants, and most tastes will be catered for. There are many good taverns in Paphos and Archontariki, at Polis, is a typical tavern which serves Cypriot, Greek and international cuisine and features bouzouki live music on Friday nights. Fans of French cuisine can consider the Gabor French Restaurant, situated at 65 Poseidonos Avenue.
There are many good cocktail bars around Paphos including the Palms Bar on the Tomb of the Kings Road. Splash Bar at Poseidonos Avenue is also good for cocktails but it is most well-known for being the main option at Paphos for those who love karaoke.
Hit the beach
Tourists become more widespread during June but it is still prior to the peak season (July/August) so the beaches are often not excessively crowded. The blue flag Pachyammos Beach is ideally situated for access to nearby pubs, restaurants and nightclubs, and the shallow areas of water nearby are ideal for swimming and also good for water sports. Lifeguards are around from 11:00 to 17:30 to help ensure swimmers’ safety.
The Yeroskipou (or Geroskipou) Beach is very suitable for children due to areas with shallow waters, it hosts volleyball tournaments in the summer, and there is a privately owned restaurant offering snacks.
Where to stay
Paphos boasts a wide range of good accommodation. For those with a lot of cash to spare who fancy excellent spa facilities, the luxurious 5-star Elysium Hotel at Queen Verenikis Street has a full-service health spa with various body treatments, beauty treatments and massages. Aura Holiday Villas at 21, Mylouthkia street, Kissonerga, offer high quality accommodation which is especially geared towards families and children. The Thalassa Boutique Hotel & Spa at Coral Bay is particularly suitable for romantic or special occasions.
There are also some good budget options. The Hadjiantoni Anna Hotel Apartments at 15 Evagorou Street, Kissonerga provide spacious and cheap apartments and have a swimming pool and restaurant on-site. There are also luxurious self-catering options including the Villa Narcissus, Secret Valley, Paphos Heated Pool.