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Paphos Weather in December, Cyprus

Paphos Averages December


  • What is Average Temperature?
    The average high temperature and the average low temperature for that month, on a daily basis, divided by 2 equals the average temperature for that month


  • What is Average High Low Temperature?
    The sum of high temperatures/low temperatures divided by the number of days in that month, recorded daily

    High Temperature

  • What is Average High Low Temperature?
    The sum of high temperatures/low temperatures divided by the number of days in that month, recorded daily

    Low Temperature

  • What is Average Day Temperature?
    The average temperature recorded between sunrise and sunset

    Day Temperature

  • What is Average Night Temperature?
    The average temperature recorded between sunset and sunrise

    Night Temperature

  • What is Average Sea Temperature?
    Average daily sea temperatures and divided by the number of days in the month. Sea Temperatures are taken from buoys, ships and even satellites can calculate sea temperature based on energy that is radiated from the sea's surface

    Sea Temperature

  • What are Average Daily Sunshine Hours?
    Total sunshine hours for the month, divided by the number of days in the month. Sunshine hours are taken with a sunshine recorder, either a Campbell-Stokes recorder or an Eppley Pyreheliometer

    Sunshine Hours

    5 hours
  • What is Average Rainfall?
    The amount of mm in rain for that month divided by the number of days, and the number of days that it rains during that month on average, over a given period of years

    Rainfall Days

    8.7 days
  • What is Average Rainfall?
    The amount of mm in rain for that month divided by the number of days, and the number of days that it rains during that month on average, over a given period of years


    93.9 mm

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Paphos Daily Averages December


December 2024
1 Avg 17º 63º
2 Avg 17º 63º
3 Avg 17º 63º
4 Avg 15º 59º
5 Avg 15º 59º
6 Avg 16º 61º
7 Avg 16º 61º
8 Avg 14º 57º
9 Avg 15º 59º
10 Avg 14º 57º
11 Avg 14º 57º
12 Avg 13º 55º
13 Avg 14º 57º
14 Avg 13º 55º
15 Avg 15º 59º
16 Avg 15º 59º
17 Avg 16º 61º
18 Avg 15º 59º
19 Avg 15º 59º
20 Avg 14º 57º
21 Avg 15º 59º
22 Avg 14º 57º
23 Avg 15º 59º
24 Avg 14º 57º
25 Avg 14º 57º
26 Avg 14º 57º
27 Avg 15º 59º
28 Avg 15º 59º
29 Avg 14º 57º
30 Avg 14º 57º
31 Avg -
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What's The Weather Like in Paphos in December?

December is an excellent month to visit Paphos in Cyprus when the temperatures are still mild enough to explore the ancient city's attractions. And with an average of five hours of daily sunshine, you'll still be able to catch some rays on the beach. 

How Hot Is Paphos In December?

The daytime high-temperature average is 19°C, which drops to a cooler 10°C at night.

What's Paphos Like At Christmas?

Paphos Christmas weather is mild compared with the UK and northern Europe at the same time of year, making it an enjoyable place to spend the festive season.

On Christmas Day in 2018, the average temperature was 17°C and cloudy. The previous two years were a cooler 12°C and sunny, rising to 18°C in the hottest part of the day.

How Wet Is Paphos At Christmas?

December is, on average, the wettest month of the year, with a mean precipitation total of 94mm, spread over 12 wet days. 

Depending on the position of the jet stream and rain-bearing depressions, the amount of rain varies considerably from one December to the next.

How Humid Is Paphos In December?

The relative humidity is quite high during December, averaging 74%.

How Warm Is The Sea In Paphos In December?

The average sea temperature falls to 19°C in December, which is rather cool for swimming. But you'll still see plenty of brave people having a refreshing dip.

Hotels for Paphos in December

Aura Holiday Villas

Paphos boasts plenty of excellent accommodation options, including some luxurious options and a reasonable number of good budget options too. The Aura Holiday Villas at 21, Mylouthkia street, Kissonerga, offer high quality accommodation which is especially geared towards families and children.

Helios Bay Hotel

One of the many good beach hotels is the Helios Bay Hotel at P.O. Box 60423, which offers 4-star accommodation.

Aliathon Holiday Village

Those after an all-inclusive stay can try out the Aliathon Holiday Village at Poseidonos Avenue, Paphos 8063.

Crystallo Apartments and Royal Seacrest

Good budget options include the Crystallo Apartments at Ikarou 2, 8103, which is a 5-minute walk from the centre of Kato Paphos, and self-catering options are numerous and include Royal Seacrest, which is 500 metres from the Tomb of the Kings road.

Beaches for December for Paphos 

Aphrodite's Rock

The weather is often unreliable during December but a beach trip can still prove attractive and pleasant during a fine spell. Aphrodite's Rock is well worth checking out and boasts some sandy and pebble beaches surrounding the rock.

Coral Bay

Coral Bay is a good resort for water sports, including surfing, and is accessible, so it is good for a short trip on a fine day.

Restaurants and Bars for Paphos in December

Ficardo Restaurant

Paphos boasts a large range of good restaurants. Those on a romantic trip or who fancy a special occasion meal can consider the Ficardo Restaurant at Poseidnos Avenue 50, which serves a variety of good international food.

Aqui Cafe Bar Cyprus

The Aqui Cafe Bar Cyprus at Coral Bay Road is good for seafood, steaks and grills, and booking is advised, particularly at weekends. It boasts wines and good sea and mountain views.

Silks Wine Bar Bistro

There are many reasonable bars and pubs at Paphos. The Silks Wine Bar Bistro, at 1 Georgiou Leonida Street, Chlorakas Hil, sells a good range of wines.

Medieval Castle of Paphos

Those who would like to try out some theatre for evening entertainment (as the clubbing scene tends not to be as strong in winter as in the summer half-year) can try and see some performances at the main medieval square outside the Medieval Castle of Paphos.

Things to do in Paphos in December

Panagia Chrysopolitissa Church

Paphos boasts a large assortment of historical sites of interest which are well worth paying a visit. The Panagia Chrysopolitissa Church at Kato Paphos, which is open daily, features numerous ruins and also houses St. Paul's Pillar. St. Paul attempted to convert the ruler at the time to Christianity, and succeeded, but not before being punished with 40 lashes while tied to this lump of stone.

Chysopolitissa Monastery

Close by, just off the E0703 to the south of Mamountali, lies the Chysopolitissa Monastery which was established in 1152 and dedicated to "Our Lady of the Golden Pomegranate" and features numerous old treasures. The monastery also hosts a winery which is one of the best-regarded in Cyprus.

Royal Manor of Kouklia

The Royal Manor of Kouklia, to the south-west of Kouklia Village, houses the Aphrodite's Temple which contains a museum with many displays of excavations. It was regularly used as a sanctuary until the 3rd or 4th century.

Kolios Winery

Paphos also boasts some excellent wineries. The Kolios Winery at Statos-Ayios, Fotios provides a special lunch and a tour of the winery, and this winery typically produces over 400,000 bottles of wine per year. 

Paphas Wine Tours Day Tours

Paphos Wine Tours Day Tours offer day tours of the Paphos area which are wine-themed and offer opportunities to choose from samples of various wines. The Evening Village Taverna tour features a local meze menu and drinks and music and dancing, though it requires a group with a minimum of 4 people.

Dates for the diary


The main December event in Cyprus is Christmas Day, which features church services on Christmas Eve as well as Christmas Day and locally-sourced feasts, including kourabiedes (almond-flavoured cookies) and melomakarona (honey-flavoured semolina balls). There are usually Christmas-themed concerts on show during the fortnight prior to Christmas, and New Year's Eve usually features spectacular celebrations towards midnight including traditional New Year fireworks displays.

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