Kyrenia Weather July Averages, Cyprus
What's the weather like in Kyrenia in July?
In July, Kyrenia enjoys some scorching weather ideal for enjoying the town's many outdoor attractions and activities. The month records an average temperature of 29°C (84°F), with highs of 36°C (97°F) during the day, which drops to a more bearable 21°C (70°F) once the sun sets. You should be braced for some potential dusty and dry wind episodes during your stay. Average sea temperature in July is 27°C (80°F).
July has approximately 12 hours of sunshine every day. The length of the day gradually decreases; the longest day is July 2 with 14:30 hours of sunlight, and the shortest day is July 31 with 14 hours.
There are light showers throughout the month with the average precipitation standing at 2 mm, with occasional thunderstorms. July skies in Kyrenia are mostly clear, with a 7% chance of rain on any given day. Humidity ranges from dry (23%) to very humid (86%). The air is driest mid-month, and most humid at the end of the month.
Hotels in Kyrenia in July
The Ship Inn
The Ship Inn is a good budget-friendly hotel suitable for families, couples and solo travellers alike. Each one of their 73 rooms offers A/C, satellite TV, fridge, en-suite bathroom, and private balcony or patio. Views look out in the garden, the St. Hilarion castle, pool or Kyrenia hills. In addition to rooms, they offer 6 two-bedroom, self-catering villas built around a swimming pool, suitable for families.
Bellapais Monastary 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 July
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
No 14 is a charming restaurant with a delightful ambiance, and is extremely popular so be sure to book a table ahead. The fare is delicious but is more expensive than neighbouring restaurants.
Ikimiz Restaurant is a great find in terms of traditional Turkish fare. Tucked away in the back streets of old town, it's a bit hard to locate but definitely worth it in terms of tastiness. The decor is a rustic mix of tables and chalkboards, with friendly service in a small walled garden.
Things to Do in Kyrenia in July
Iskele International Folk Dance
There are many festivals throughout the month of July. The Iskele International Folk Dance is a highlight and brings together more than 300 participants from around the world.
Bit of a twitcher? Bird watching is a popular activity in Kyrenia with many of Cyprus' 392 species choosing to nest in Kyrenia.
Kyrenia Mountain Trails
Put your hiking boots on, as the song goes: they're made for walking, and Kyrenia is a fantastic place to explore on foot with numerous tours to historical sites and trails through stunning nature parks. Kyrenia Mountain Trails are unmissable.
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. Alsancak, located 6 miles west of Kyrenia, offers spectacular views of a pretty harbour, and easy access to restaurants and beaches. The historical village of Bellapais, located 3 miles to the east of Kyrenia, is a haven for history-buffs. Wander around the town's old 12th-century abbey, one of the best preserved Gothic buildings in Cyprus. The abbey is next to a cafe and overlooks the village of Ozankoy.