April Weather Averages for Ayia Napa
In April, the average low temperature in this resort is 11°C. The average high temperature for Ayia Napa during the month is 22°C. Both temperatures are significantly higher than they were in March, but there is still quite a difference between daytime and nighttime temperatures. Therefore, you are advised to take a jacket when you head out to take advantage of the resort's famous nightlife. Things are really starting to warm up now, though, and soon the resort's beaches will be f...
In April, the average low temperature in this resort is 11°C. The average high temperature for Ayia Napa during the month is 22°C. Both temperatures are significantly higher than they were in March, but there is still quite a difference between daytime and nighttime temperatures. Therefore, you are advised to take a jacket when you head out to take advantage of the resort's famous nightlife. Things are really starting to warm up now, though, and soon the resort's beaches will be filled with party-goers and sunbathers. The average low temperature rises from 10°C on April 1 to 14°C on April 30, while the average high temperatures increases from 21°C to a wonderful 24°C in the course of the month. The overall average daily temperature is 17°C, five degrees warmer than the 12°C during January and February, but still ten degrees below the annual high of 27°C in July and August. The average sea temperature is 18°C.
The amount of rainfall has decreased dramatically compared with March and will continue to lessen throughout April. Now, there are only 6 days of rainfall and the total amount of rainfall is 12mm, pretty dry compared with the 42mm total in March. April is the seventh-wettest (or sixth-driest) month of the year in Ayia Napa. The probability that rainfall will occur is highest in the beginning of the month (a 29% chance) and lowest at the end (21%). The most likely type of precipitation to occur in April is moderate rain. It occurs on 44% of days with rainfall. The two other most likely types of rainfall are thunderstorms and light rain, happening respectively on 38% and 16% of rainy days.
The decrease in rainfall is related to the constant decrease in cloud cover. April 1 has a 36% cloud cover, while April 30 has 29% cloud cover left. On April 15, for example, there is a 51% chance of clear skies, a 19% chance of partly cloudy skies and an 18% chance of an overcast sky. Those are pretty good odds! Less cloud cover also logically results in more sunshine. On average, April experiences 11 sunshine hours per day, one more than March, but two less than May. The length of the days also increases in the course of the month, which also contributes to more sunshine hours. The shortest day of the month is April 1, with 12.34 daylight hours, and the longest day of the month of April 30, which has 13.34 hours of daylight.
Although April is not yet the tourist season in Ayia Napa and the rest of Cyprus, the weather is already warm and pleasant enough for tourists to enjoy the sun, sea and sand, especially towards the end of the month.
Where to stay
The Faros Hotel lies only minutes away from the centre of Ayia Napa and all of its bars, nightclubs and restaurants. It is closer to the beautiful harbour area than many other hotels, which gives its guests easy access to the water sports and countless excursions offered there. The pool is a guest favourite at the Faros. Next to the main pool, there is a shallow pool, with jets and a seating area almost like a Jacuzzi.
The Dome Beach Hotel & Resort is a wonderful four-star resort located mere steps from Nissi Beach. It lies at the outskirts of town, amid beautiful lush gardens and near stunning peninsulas and scenic bays. Accommodation is available in the form of standard rooms and bungalows. In the near vicinity, you'll find plenty of restaurants, bars and entertainment venues. The hotel itself has room service, a bar, a few restaurants, a beach bar, a swimming pool shaped like a lagoon, sports courts and fields, a wellness centre and much more.
Another hotel that is owned by Tsokkos Hotels & Resorts is Tsokkos Paradise Village. This one is located near Macronissos Bay and features lush exotic gardens, a gorgeous pool, tennis and volleyball courts, a spa and gym, a restaurant and pool bar, free parking and a car rental service.
Hit the beach
Arguably the best beach in the entire resort (and possibly even on Cyprus) is Nissi Beach. This 500-metre-long arcing beach consists of bright white sand and crystal-clear water. It's massively popular and, in summer, it's usually completely filled with sunbathers. Music plays throughout the day, while clubs organise foam beach parties and feature renowned DJs. People who don't feel like partying can enjoy themselves as well and do some water-skiing, swimming, or surfing, or play a game of beach volleyball at one of the two public courts.
Eating and drinking out
The Castle Club is yet another of Ayia Napa's many themed bars and nightclubs. As the name implies, it is designed to look like an ancient fortress.
Bell Bar is situated on the main street in the the middle of the resort and has been entertaining the young crowd since the 90s. Party music is played every single night and ranges from hip-hop to dubstep to R&B.
A classier place to spend the evening is Guru Bar. This beautiful bar is in an old town house and is made up of gardens, lounges, tents, hammocks and even an amphitheatre. The theme colours are purple and white. Guru Bar is the place to be for great exotic cocktails and live music by DJs.
Things to do
People with driving licenses should definitely consider hiring a buggy, moped, quad or motorbike when staying in Ayia Napa. All these means of transportation are fantastic to explore the surroundings. Buggies or quads can be hired on pretty much every street corner and are fun things to drive with a few friends—it's possible to drive to, for example, Nissi Beach or Cape Greco. Organised quad safaris in the countryside are popular activities as well.
Ayia Napa Harbour is a bustling place year-round. It is also where several boat trips depart, from party boat trips to fishing boat trips. Fishing boat trips are a great activity to do in the area. They generally depart early in the morning and last for most of the day. You can choose which type of fish you want to fish on, but the bigger fish, such as tuna and marlin, are most popular. If you want to book a fishing trip, just head to the waterfront and talk to a representative at one of the booths or directly to the captains.
April events in Ayia Napa
Greek Cypriot National Day
1st April 2019
This day marks the start of the EOKA rebellion for Cyprus to obtain independence from Great Britain.
19th April 2019
Easter is the most important religious holiday in the Greek Orthodox calendar. Good Friday commemorates the crucifixions of Christ. On this day special prayer services are held with readings from the Gospels. Flowers are collected and used by young girls to decorate the Epitafios (Holy Sepulchre) during the service.
20th April 2019
Holy Saturday is the day between Jesus Christ's crucifixion (Good Friday) and his resurrection (Easter Sunday), according to Christian belief. Many Orthodox Christians commemorate the burial of Christ on this day.
21st April 2019
On Easter Sunday across Cyprus there will be two church services held during this day. Bonfires are normally created in the churchyards and locals carry candles.
22nd April 2019
Easter Monday is celebrated in all Christian countries as it is a bank holiday. This is a rest day which is spent with family. Most families will spend this day outside going for walks and picnics if the weather is nice.