Kyrenia Weather August Averages, Cyprus
What's the weather like in Kyrenia in August?
August is generally hot in Kyrenia with continuous sunshine, clear skies and a minimal amount of rainfall. Due to the scorching sun, the average temperature for the resort in August is 28°C (82°F) and could rise to 34°C (93°F) during the day. An average low of 21°C (70°F) after sun set cools things down a bit, ideal for enjoying the resort's lively nightlife.
The sea temperature is typically around 28°C (82°F) in August.
On average the sun will shine for 12 hours a day. Day length gradually decreases, by about 1 hour or 1.9 minutes day to day. The longest day of the month is August 1, with 14 hours of sunlight, and the shortest is August 31 with 13 hours. The sun rises around 6-6:20AM, and sets around 7:15-7:50PM.
The skies above Kyrenia are mostly clear of rain, with the occasional thunderstorm. Humidity ranges from dry (24%) to very humid (87%), drier around the end of the month. Daily wind speeds vary from calm to moderate breezes, usually blowing in from the west.
Hotels in Kyrenia in August
Grand Center Boutique Hotel
When looking for suitable accommodation, consider the Grand Center Boutique Hotel (Ziya Rifki Caddesi). The hotel is both clean and budget-friendly offering great facilities and service. Located at the heart of Kyrenia, the hotel is within a few minutes drive from both Larnaca Airport and Ercan Airport.
Mare Monte Hotel
A bit farther off, Mare Monte Hotel is seven miles from Kyrenia, which makes it a great oasis away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Beaches in Kyrenia in August
The resort offers a wide variety of watersports, and the sea water temperature is more than permitting at a balmy 28°C (82°F).
Mare Monte Beach
Mare Monte beach belongs to the eponymous hotel and though private it is extremely popular with the locals. Onsite facilities include the usual bar, showers, and sun loungers. The ruins of the 13th century port of Lambousa are nearby, though they are at the moment closed to visitors.
Bars and Restaurants
Erol's is a popular local restaurant that serves traditional grilled dishes, like kebabs, steak and fresh fish. The outdoor terrace seating is great for summer months. It is a family-run place set in a renovated barn.
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.
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 in Kyrenia in August
Grape and Wine Festivals
Keep your eyes peeled for the Mehmetcik Grape Festival, in Galatia, Famagusta, which is located a few miles from the resort. Other major festivals during this month include Limassol Wine Festival starting from early August to September in the Municipal Gardens of Limassol.
St. Hilarion Castle
One of Kyrenia's must-visit attractions includes St. Hilarion Castle, an ancient architectural site and prime photo opportunity. The former monastery was built in the 10th century and is located on the Kyrenia mountain range. It's one of three former strongholds in the area. Saint Hilarion, along with nearby castles Buffavento and Kantara, was the defence of the island against Arab pirates. Captured by Richard the Lionheart during the Third Crusade, some say it served as the inspiration of Disney's Sleeping Beauty castle. Its steep, 3,000-ft climb is well-worth the sensational view.
In Kyrenia Castle, history-buffs will delight in the Shipwreck Museum. Here you can see the remarkably preserved remains of a ship that sank off the coast more than 2,000 years ago. Rediscovered in 1967, you can view the ship and its contents cargo of preserved almonds in 400 amphorae.