Limassol Weather October Averages, Cyprus
What's the Weather like in Limassol in October
October is a great month to visit Limassol as it is right in the middle of the autumn season. The month has an average temperature of 21°C, around 70°F, with average high temperatures of 25°C and average low temperatures of 17°C. It is usually hotter during the day and colder at night as the land is cooled by the sea breeze. This type of weather provides a nice break from the extreme heat of summer and crowds have also begun to disperse at this time of year.
October receives more rainfall than the previous months have seen, recording an average of 27mm of precipitation with across an average of 4 rainfall days.
The sun shines slightly less but there is still an average of about 8 hours per day.
Hotels in Limassol in October
If you want to escape the hustle and bustle of downtown Limassol, try the elegant Atlantica Bay (Leoforos Amathountos 1/1 | Agios Tychonas). This four-floor building is set on a hillside overlooking the bay, approximately 10 km from the city center. Buses depart regularly just across the street, and car rental is also available from the concierge. Rooms are available as simple double or twin rooms, or as decadent as the spacious and exquisite Presidential suite. Onsite facilities include the Leda Restaurant and the seasonal Al Fresco Terrace and Sands Beach Bar & Taverna (both open May to October weather permitting), spa with sauna, two outdoor swimming pools and nightly entertainment.
Elias Beach (125 Ancient Amathus Ave) is a luxurious hotel that offers a full range of indoor and outdoor activities and entertainment. Each of its 174 guest rooms are catered toward the perfect "holidays, honeymoons and business with pleasure," and there are five categories: standard, kids suites (with a partition door to separate), superior, junior suites and the executive suite.
Hit the Beach
Although it is autumn, the sea is remains quite warm with an average temperature of 25°C so swimming is still possible, winter doesn't mean swimmers have to close up shop in Cyprus. Check out Governor's Beach, just east of Limassol. This tranquil stretch of sand is a popular yet quiet area, with shallow waters, white cliffs and nature trails. Nearby, visitors can check out the Neolithic site of Mesovouni and the monastery of Agios Georgics Alamanos.
Bars and Restaurants
For exceptional Mediterranean dishes with a continental flair, try the Four Seasons' (67/69 Amathountos St, Ag.Tychonas) creative Greek restaurant Mavrommatis. The hotel's Italian selection, Vivaldi, won the Best Hotel Restaurant award six years in a row. Their exceptional Al Fresco Terrace, open in the summer, has stunning views across the Mediterranean.
Limassol Wine Museum
Cyprus also has a long history of winemaking, largely due to the period of Lusignan rule. The wine is usually sweet dessert wine, produced in Limassol and Pafos regions. Stop by the Limassol Wine Museum to learn more about local oenology. For something a bit stronger, try ouzo or zivania, both popular distilled grape aperitifs.
Things to Do in Limassol in October
October is a relatively quiet month in Limassol as the city returns to normal after the long tourist peak season. Therefore, there are only two major events throughout the month. The first is Lemesia. The sporting event is touted to be the largest sporting event in Limassol's calendar and is mainly held to promote athleticism among the city's residents. The event was first held in Limassol in 1998, and features a number of sports including boxing, cycling, karate and athletics among others. Each year the Limassol Municipal council invites a famous sporting celebrity as the guest of honor. The council aims to increase the event's popularity and attendance, especially from international athletes.
Cyprus International Film Festival
The Cyprus International film Festival is also held in October. The festival should not be confused with the Cyprus film days held earlier in the year. This festival aims to promote films not only from Cyprus, but also from all over Europe.
When not attending these annual events, holidaymakers should tour the city's numerous tourist attractions. They could also try out a couple of the local cuisines. Some, such as stifado (a delicious beef stew prepared with wine onions and spices) and tava (stew made from herbs and spices) are extremely popular.
Lanitis Art Foundation
At Limassol's main square, travelers will find the Lanitis Art Foundation, with its rotating schedule of innovative exhibitions. Just around the corner is Limassol Cathedral and the palm tree-laden Grand Mosque.
Rent a car and drive up north, to the Triodes Mountains. Here you'll get a glimpse of small villages and traditional lifestyles. Stop by the Kykkos Monastery. The complex is renowned for its decorations, bright mosaics, gold icons and preserved frescoes. This monastery was founded in the 11th century by Byzantine emperor Alexis I Komnenos. Legend has it that the monks keep a painting of the Virgin Mary.