Averages for Paphos in October

Weather lowdown

If you want to enjoy warm sunny weather whilst avoiding the buzzing party crowds which summer attracts, October is a great month to visit Paphos, Cyprus. During this month, the average temperature for the resort is 22°C, created by average highs of 27°C during the day and average lows of 16

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Averages for Paphos in October

  Temperature 22°C


Low Temperature 16°C


  High Temperature 27°C


  Sunshine Hours 10 hrs
  Chance of Sunny Day 77 %
  Rainfall 18mm
  Rainfall days 2.5 days
  Chance of Rain 14 %
  Chance of Cloudy Day 2 %
  Sea Temperature 24°C


Chance of Windy Day 6 %
Daily averages for October

Daily averages for October

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Averages for Paphos in October

Weather lowdown

If you want to enjoy warm sunny weather whilst avoiding the buzzing party crowds which summer attracts, October is a great month to visit Paphos, Cyprus. During this month, the average temperature for the resort is 22°C, created by average highs of 27°C during the day and average lows of 16°C at night. With such a big difference in temperatures, you’ll need to take plenty of beachwear to keep cool during the daytime, plus a jumper or even a jacket to keep warm on an evening.

In October, daily averages steadily fall as the month develops. Averages start off at 24°C for the first week of the month, before dropping down to 23°C for the second week. This is followed by a drop down to 22°C in the third week and 21°C in the fourth week, ending at a considerably cooler 20°C. This makes the first week of October the warmest time to visit Paphos.

In recent times, the highest temperature registered in Paphos in October is 35°C, with the coldest temperature ever recorded during this month being 9°C.

If you love hot weather and want to visit Paphos when temperatures are at their highest, forget about going in October and plan your holiday for August instead, when the average temperature is 26°C.

Over the course of an average October in Paphos, the resort receives just 18mm of rainfall spread out over five wet days. The likelihood of precipitation occurring starts at 12% on October 1st and quickly increases as the month develops, jumping up to 23% by October 31st. The most common types of precipitation you should prepare for if you to go Paphos in October are thunderstorms (which occur on 57% of days with rainfall), moderate rain (27%) and light rain (15%).

Across October, the Paphos enjoys around ten hours of sunshine each day, along with median cloud coverage which steadily increases as the month develops. Median cloud coverage begins at 20% on October 1st and rises up to 31% by October 31st.

Even though October falls within the autumn season in Paphos, the sea is still more than warm enough for swimming in at this time of year, when the average sea temperature is a pleasant 24°C.

The relative humidity for Paphos ranges between 49% (comfortable) and 83% (humid) throughout the month, rarely dropping below 33% (comfortable) or rising above 92% (very humid). The air is at its driest around October 20th, when the relative humidity drops below 58% (mildly humid) three days out of four, whilst it’s at its most humid around October 1st, when it rises above 79% (humid) three days out of four.

During a typical October in Paphos, ordinary wind speeds fluctuate between 1 m/s (light air) to 6 m/s (moderate breeze), rarely exceeding 9 m/s (fresh breeze). The highest average wind speed of 4 m/s (gentle breeze) occurs around October 31st, when the average daily maximum wind speed is 6 m/s (moderate breeze). The lowest average wind speed of 3 m/s (light breeze) happens around October 5th, when the average daily maximum wind speed is 6 m/s (moderate breeze). 

Aphrodite's rock on the coast of Paphos in Cyprus

Aphrodite's rock on the coast of Paphos in Cyprus

Where to stay

For some much-needed rest and relaxation, consider staying at the five-star Azia Resort and Spa. This small hotel is located directly on the beach, which means that most of the rooms boast incredible coastal views. This hotel provides the ideal environment for chilling out, with a huge lagoon-shaped swimming pool surrounded by sun loungers and shades, the Asphodel Spa where you can enjoy facials, body treatments and massages in individual treatment rooms and several cocktail and wine lounges found throughout the hotel. Even the Arabian-inspired décor, furnishings and artwork encourage relaxation. The hotel’s grounds feature tropical gardens, several restaurants which serve Greek and international cuisine, tennis courts, fitness centre, kids’ club and free WiFi access throughout. Fitness classes are also regularly organised and held within the gardens of the hotel, as well as on the beach. Guests can choose between 183 Blue-category rooms and suites, designed with families in mind. Some of these rooms even come with a Jacuzzi for a bit of added luxury. The next level up includes 81 Club- and Spa-category rooms, which are much larger and have walk-in closets. The most luxurious room category is called Residence and includes 35 large bungalows for guests who want the upmost privacy.

The Annabelle is another top pick when it comes to top end hotels in Paphos. This complex is surrounded by six acres of lush gardens and is set just steps away from the Mediterranean Sea, medieval castle and harbour. There are 218 guestrooms within the complex, each of which has a private terrace or balcony with views onto the gardens or out to sea. All guestrooms are also decorated with classy marble features and include luxury amenities, such as bathrobes, slippers, satellite TV and well-stocked minibars as standard. The onsite Mediterraneo Restaurant serves a mix of Greek and international cuisine on an open-air terrace which faces the sea, whilst Fontana – the hotel’s main restaurant – offers an international buffet, with children’s meals available, too. Although there is no onsite spa, guests are welcome at the sister hotel to enjoy time in the sauna or indulge in a spa treatment. However, there are loads of other services and facilities on offer within the hotel’s grounds, including an outdoor swimming pool open all-year-round, free WiFi access throughout, free parking and water sports available at the neighbouring beach. Thanks to its central location, you’ll find a handful of typical taverns, bars and shops located just a short walk away.

The four-star Avanti Hotel offers similarly luxurious surroundings, without quite as high a price tag. This family-owned hotel is set within the heart of Paphos and covers more than 40,000m2 of landscaped gardens, all just 250m away from the nearest beach. The architecture of the complex is very modern and houses 243 twin rooms which can accommodate one to three adults or two adults and two children. Each guestroom is decorated with sea blue and sandy yellow colours, inspired by the coast, and features free WiFi access, satellite TV, air conditioning and tea/coffee making facilities. The large outdoor swimming pool is the perfect place for families to relax and includes a small waterfall, landscaped gardens, solarium and children’s playground. There are four onsite eateries – the Alcyon Days Restaurant which hosts themed nights, Danae Gardens Restaurant which overlooks the gardens and swimming pool, Dionysos Lounge which offers happy hour specials on cocktails and a casual swim-up bar. There are also three tennis courts, six bowling greens, squash and volleyball courts, gym and spa with saunas, steam baths, Jacuzzi, beauty salon, hair dressers and massage parlour.

If you’re working with a smaller budget, consider staying at Avillion Holiday Apartments. This holiday complex offers superb value for money and provides accommodation in the form of one-bedroom standard and superior apartments, plus luxury three-bedroom villas. Each modern apartment is decorated in a sophisticated way with cool black, white and grey hues and features satellite TV, free WiFi access and modern kitchens with everything you need to cook all your meals within your apartment. There is one café-bar onsite which serves local and international cuisine, but the best place to be is the rooftop terrace with sea views where freshly-prepared cocktails are served. Other facilities within the complex include a swimming pool with smaller children’s pool and solarium, play area and free parking. You’ll find plenty of local and international restaurants, bars and souvenir shops, as well as a bus stop, just steps away.

Swimming pools and solarium at Avillion Holiday Apartments in Paphos

Swimming pools and solarium at Avillion Holiday Apartments in Paphos

Things to do

Aphrodite’s Rock is one of the most popular attractions in Cyprus and it can get incredibly busy during the peak summer season – this makes October one of the best months to go. The area around this natural landmark is where the mythical Aphrodite was said to have risen out of the waves before being escorted to the rock itself on a large sea shell. Although the aquamarine waters might tempt you in, the sea in this area is usually very rough, making swimming dangerous – so best to stay on the shore. Climbing Aphrodite’s Rock isn’t permitted either, so you’ll have to stick to taking photos of the rock and its surroundings. After you’ve admired the view, you can retire to the surrounding pebble beach to soak up the sun or head to the nearby restaurant which serves typical Greek cuisine.

For something more exciting, hire a bike and sign up for an excursion with Mountain Bike Cyprus. This excursion organisation group arranges mountain biking and road tours within the Akamas and Troodos regions of Cyprus, as well as complete cycling holidays, quality bike rentals and skill courses. Inexperienced cyclists can sign up for beginner tours which cover easy, gentle tracks and include a swim in the sea, before ending with drinks in a typical tavern. The intermediate and advanced trails take you through every type of terrain Cyprus has to offer from pine forests and coastal trails to archaeological sites and open tracks with superb panoramic views. Most of the trails are twin ones, so you can ride side-by-side, although there are some solo tracks of 25-50km thrown in there, too.

Aphrodites rock Paphos.

Aphrodite's Rock in Paphos, Cyprus

Hit the beach

With an average sea temperature of 24°C, October is a great month to hit the beach in Paphos. Not to mention that since this month falls out of peak season, the beaches will be a lot quieter and you’ll have a much better chance of getting your perfect spot, compared to what you’d get if you went in summer.

Vrysoudia Beach B is found in one of the liveliest parts of the resort and offers visitors views over to the marina and historic castle. This beach is made up of soft white sands which are thoroughly cleaned each morning. The sea which laps the shore is usually very calm, making it perfect for swimmers of all abilities, and it’s also checked by the local council, to ensure it’s always as good as it can be. The great variety of water sports is what attracts most visitors to this beach, where you can practise water skiing, kayaking, sailing and banana boat riding. If you’d rather stay on shore, you can hire a sun lounger, deckchair or soft mat and parasol and enjoy a doze. This beach is very easily accessible by all modes of transport and offers lifeguard service between 11am and 5.30pm.

Declared by the Telegraph as one of the best beaches in Cyprus, Lara Bay is a remote sandy beach where loggerhead and green turtles go to nest. Monk seals can also frequently found in the hidden caves and because of this, you won’t find any facilities onsite, so make sure you take everything you need for the whole day with you. There are metal fences blocking off the turtles’ nests, so keep an eye out for them and stay away. But if you look carefully, you might just be able to spot the tracks where the turtles hauled themselves out of the sea to lay their eggs. Although there are no sun loungers or parasols on this beach, you can lie down your towel on the soft golden sands and swim in the clean, blue waters which are usually very calm.

The golden sands of Lara Bay where turtles lay their eggs in Paphos, Cyprus

The golden sands of Lara Bay where turtles lay their eggs in Paphos, Cyprus taken by Dave

Where to eat & drink

Koh-i-noor is one of the highest-rated Indian restaurants in Paphos. Decorated in a sophisticated stylish way, with pink and purple lighting, plush leather sofas and sleek tall tables, this restaurant serves up all the most popular favourite Indian dishes, as well as few modern dishes you might not have heard of before. Since the restaurant is run by vegetarians, non-meat eaters will find plenty to choose from here. Each night there is an a la carte menu available, plus one daily deal and one value-for-money set menu. All-you-can-eat buffets are also put on for special occasions.

If you prefer seafood, book a table at Ocean Village. Located within Avanti Village, this restaurant specialises in fresh fish and seafood which you can enjoy in the air-conditioned inside part of the restaurant, or on the open-air outdoor terrace. There is a huge selection of a la carte fresh fish dishes to choose from, plus huge sharing platters made up of both fish and seafood. To complement the food, there is a great selection of international wines available, with loads of South African bottles.

For a taste of home, spend the evening at Friends Bar. This British-run bar entices visitors with loads of live entertainment, from Robbie Williams, Elvis and Olly Murs tribute acts to traditional Greek nights, drag queen performances and dance troupes. But that’s not all – the bar also seves generous portions of full English breakfasts, Greek kebabs and pub grub-style food.

The Robin Hood Pub is another great place for nightlife in Paphos. Resembling a medieval castle complete with knights in shining armour, this bar is perfect for the whole family and offers unlimited free refills on popcorn, free peanuts and even free shots. The staff here are incredibly friendly, welcoming and do their best to make your visit a memorable one. The resident DJ plays a mix of the latest releases and classic tunes (along with any requests) every night and there’s a large dancefloor if you feel like a boogie. If you’re up for trying something new, order one of their many exciting cocktails.

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