Limassol Weather February Averages, Cyprus
What's the Weather like in Limassol in February
February is the final month of Cyprus's winter season. Therefore, holiday-makers in Limassol should expect some relatively cold weather. Average temperatures are around 12°C (54°F), with highs reaching 16°C (61°F) and lows sinking to around 8°C (46°F) at night, so packing some warmer clothes could be useful.
Sea temperatures are a bit nippy at 17°C but the city is still beautiful.
However, spring is just around the corner, reflected by the increasing sunshine hours from 5 per day in January to 6 a day in February.
Limassol receives very little rainfall in February. It averages 75mm of precipitation and has around 11 days of rain, which will continue to decrease in the following months.
Hotels in Limassol in February
Mediterranean Beach Hotel
Mediterranean Beach Hotel is a 4-star hotel that accommodates singles, couples and families. Suites are available to those who need some extra space. The hotel has several restaurants, catering seafood, sushi, Italian dishes and many cocktails. It also has a number of conference rooms for events and spa facilities for relaxation. Couples can organize wedding or honeymoon packages through the hotel's concierge service.
Amathus Beach Hotel
Amathus Beach Hotel is a 5-star hotel offering rooms and suites with in-land or sea views. The luxury accommodation features a spa and multiple restaurants: Limanaki Fish, the Grill Room, the Cyan, Kalypso, La Terrazzo, and five different bars including a shisha lounge. They host honeymoons, business conferences and weddings. The Amathus Beach Hotel was voted as one of the top hotels in Cyprus so those wanting to treat themselves should consider this option.
Hit the Beach
Lady's Mile Beach
Though February is a cool month in and around Limassol, the mild Mediterranean climate means that visitors can enjoy nearby beaches year-round with the sea temperature of 17°C (63°F). To the south lies Lady's Mile Beach, named after a former governor's horse. The beach stretches seven kilometers down through the Akrotiri peninsula. In the winter time it is home to thousands of flamingos. This is a mixed beach, situated between the sea and the saltwater Lake Akrotiri, and a mix of pebble and fine sand. The shallow water is perfect for toddlers.
Further south is Button Beach, a local hidden secret. The beach is home to the Holy Monastery of St. Nicholas of the Cats, established in 327 A.D. Legend has it that cats were first brought to rid the area of snakes theory that must have worked, for now the snakes have vanished (along with most monks and nuns) but the cats are still plentiful.
Bars and Restaurants
Risto La Piazza
Cyprus cuisine enjoys the best and most creative dishes from both Turkish and Greek traditions. The island's top sommeliers can be found at Risto La Piazza (Alkminis 11-12, Paphos) in Paphos, an Italian restaurant that serves gnocchi with fresh cream and wild mushrooms, baked scallops, pork medallions with crispy bacon, and other mouth-watering delights.
Alati by the Sea
For a traditional meal try the Alati by the Sea (Pernera) in Protaras, open only in the summertime.
Things to Do in Limassol in February
Although Limassol is well known for having numerous festivals throughout the year, they all pale in comparison to the Carnival, which is held in February throughout the city. The festival, which begins about two weeks before Lent, lasts for a fortnight and begins when the King of Carnival enters the town. This is followed by masquerades, partying and feasting. The famous carnival is split into two parts. The first part is called Kreatini (meat week). Most people will consume a lot of meat during this week as it is the last time they will be able to do so before Easter. The second part is called Tyrini (or Cheese Week). During this week, people will be expected to eat cheese and other dairy products. Tourists who are able to observe such a fascinating tradition will not be disappointed.
Apart from participating in the Carnival Festival, people on holiday to Limassol should also visit Kourion. Also known as the Ancient City of Curium, this famous tourist attraction is just a short drive west of Limassol. The beauty of Kourion is that holidaymakers aren't treated to a normal walk around the ruins, they can opt to take horse rides or visit the organic farmers and sample some of their produce. They are also offered excellent champagne to wash the fruits down.
The ruins of ancient Amathus lie just 11 kilometers east of Limassol. According to legend, this is where Theseus abandoned pregnant Ariadne after he fought the Minotaur. The port city was settled around 1000 B.C. and enjoyed a period of prosperity under Roman rule, but fell after a few earthquakes around the 4th century. Among the ruins are a Byzantine basilica, Agora pillars, an Acropolis, and Temple of Aphrodite. History buffs will definitely enjoy!