Kyrenia Weather December Averages, Cyprus
What's the weather like in Kyrenia in December?
December marks an average temperature of 12°C (54°F), with the average high temperature of 16°C (61°F). This drops to an average low of 7°C (45°F) during the night. Average sea temperature in December is around 19°C (67°F).
December in Kyrenia is characterised by gradually cooling temperatures. At the beginning of the month, averages are around 14°C (58°F), with highs of 20°C (68°F) and lows of 8°C (47°F). By mid-month, this has dropped slightly to averages of 13°C (55°F), highs of 19°C (66°F) and lows of 7°C (45°F). By the end of December, averages are at 12°C (53°F), with highs of 17°C (63°F) and lows of 6°C (43°F).
The skies above Kyrenia are partly cloudy in December. The chance of rain is around 26-35%, usually occurring is thunderstorms or moderate rain. The level of rainfall increases with 92mm average precipitation recorded throughout December. Humidity ranges from comfortable (43%) to very humid (91%). Daily wind speeds are around calm to moderate breeze, usually coming from the west.
Hotels in Kyrenia in December
Rocks Hotel Casino
Rocks Hotel Casino is located in the heart of Kyrenia near the sea and shops. Each one of its deluxe rooms and suites offers A/C, minibar, semi-balcony and bathtub with shower. Visitors should request a sea view, and an airport limo service if needed. Onsite facilities include three restaurants, a cafe, two bars, a casino with blackjack and poker, and a spa that is equipped with a full Turkish bath.
Bellapais Monastery Village
Bellapais Monastery Village is a great place to stay and offers lovely panoramic views of Kyrenia harbour and the whole town. The hotel is situated at the foot of the famous Five Finger Mountain Range and allows for easy access to Abbey and Bellapais Village.
Beaches in Kyrenia in December
If you're a fan of wildlife, don't miss Alagardi Beach, also known as Turtle Beach. Located about 20km from Kyrenia, the beach is named after the green and loggerhead turtles who lay their nests here from June to October. During the summer, beaches are closed overnight and the nests are protected by highly visible markets. You can check out the nests from afar or go wade in the clear waters.
Bars and Restaurants
Magarina Bulli serves authentic Turkish food in a buffet-style bistro. Head here if you want to try the best local dishes: macaroni topped with halloumi, pea stew, chicken and potato kebab, meatballs, chickpea stew and stuffed vine leaves.
If you want more Continental fare, head over to L'Artisan, an upscale French cafe that specialises in fresh baked treats like croissants and brioches. The fare is decadent, from ciabattas to pear and gorgonzola sandwiches, and the service impeccable. Be sure to try the hot chocolate, made from melted chocolate and not powder.
Things to Do in Kyrenia in December
Muslim communities celebrate the Feast of Sacrifice, or Kurban Bayram, that comes two months after Seker Bayram. This festival celebrates Ishmael's sacrifice by Abraham according to the Muslim faith.
Cyprus is a relatively small island, so there's plenty to do and see during your visit. Book up on a sightseeing tour with Ercan Taxi to take in many of Kyrenia's main sights and sites. Don't forget your camera.
Monastery of St. Barnabas
The Monastery of St. Barnabas contains one of the most impressive collections of Greek Orthodox and Byzantine Art. Spend an afternoon marvelling at saints and biblical scenes, before idling away the sunset hours in a cafe in nearby Famagusta.
Explore the small village of Bellapais, featured in Lawrence Durrell's famous Cypriot travelogue, Bitter Lemons. Spend the afternoon checking out the ruins of a medieval abbey, then grab a coffee for sunset views over the Taurus Mountains.
Visit Nicosia and the Ledra crossing point that marks the divide between Turkish and Greek Cyprus. While you're there, be sure to explore the sensational Nicosia mosque, a former gothic cathedral.
Explore nearby authentic Turkish villages. Karaoglanoglu is located three miles west of Kyrenia, and offers visitors a few excellent beaches, bars and restaurants. Head down to the stunning Kervansaray Beach for some exquisite sunsets. Four miles west of Kyrenia is Karmi, arguably the prettiest village due to its traditional terraces and stone arches. It's worth spending a few hours here, sipping a coffee or browsing in a local shop.