Paphos Weather March Averages, Cyprus
What's the Weather like in Paphos in March?
Temperatures begin to climb during March in Paphos, Cyprus which makes it a good month for exploring the city. It's not peak season so it's quiter than usual and you'll probably be able to find good deals on flights and accommodation.
Is It Hot In Paphos In March?
There is an average daytime maximum temperature of 18.5°C and an average minimum of 9°C overnight. Frosts are rare although an average March will feature one ground frost.
How Wet Is Paphos In March?
March is generally quite a dry month, with a mean precipitation total of 34mm, spread over an average ofeight wet days a month. Depending on the track of the jet stream and associated low pressure systems from the Atlantic Ocean, March rain can be unpredictable.
Average Sunshine Hours
Sunshine is reliable during March with 7.9 hours per day. Even when wet spells arrive, the rain is often heavy and over with quickly, allowing the sun to shine for significant periods in between.
Is It Warm Enough To Swim In The Sea In March?
Hotels for Paphos in March
Helios Bay Hotel
There are many good hotels around Paphos, with choices to cater for most tastes. The Helios Bay Hotel at P.O. Box 60423, Paphos is a good beach hotel close to the sea with 4-star accommodation, and includes wheelchair access, a restaurant and a pool, among other attractions.
Perrgell Bed & Breakfast
Those after a traditional bed and breakfast can stay at the Perrgell Bed & Breakfast, located at 1 Mesolonghiou st. Killi Village, PO Box 62323.
Amathus Beach Hotel Paphos
For romantic occasions, the Amathus Beach Hotel Paphos, located at Poseidon Avenue, has sea view rooms and a wide range of facilities, including extensive spa facilities.
Queen's Bay Hotel
Those on a limited budget are well catered for too, and one good cheap option is the Queen's Bay Hotel at Coral Bay Road, PO Box 60416, which offers 3-star accommodation, and has a range of good facilities.
Self-catering options include renting holiday homes/villas such as the Royal Seacrest, 500 metres from the Tomb of the Kings road.
Beaches for March for Paphos
March is not one of the best times of year for swimming or diving, but the beaches can be pleasant during fine spells, particularly as tourists tend not to be numerous at this time of year. Coral Bay is a popular beach for water sports and lies next to numerous attractions and restaurants.
Lara Bay Turtle Conservation Station
The Lara Bay Turtle Conservation Station at Akamas is a secluded beach featuring turtles that are specially conserved, most notably the Chelonia mydas species, which is in danger of extinction. The south-eastern bay contains a sandy beach.
Restaurants and Bars for Paphos in March
There are many good taverns at Paphos, including the Farmhouse Tavern at 51 Tomb of the Kings Road, which is particularly well-regarded for its lamb kleftiko.
O'Neill's Irish Bar
O'Neill's Irish Bar, at Tomb of the Kings Road, serves pub food during the daytime and offers sports coverage via TV screens. It also has live music on stage on every weekend, though not usually on weekdays at this time of year.
Things to do in Paphos in March
With reliable but not particularly hot weather, April is quite a good time of year to go for walks and seek out various beautiful scenic attractions in and around Paphos. The Akamas Peninsula is a good place to go for a wide range of unusual wildlife. There are pine, juniper and maquis forests, gorges, sand dunes and cliffs in the area.
A wide range of rare flora and fauna live in the area, and out of 128 endemic plant species of Cyprus, a total of 39 are found in this area alone. It is a good area to go for a walk or hike while surveying the scenery, and there are opportunities to sunbathe along the coastline too. The beaches are also the home of some turtles, including the endangered Green Turtle species.
Those who fancy an evening trip to see some theatre can consider trying the Ancient Odeon, a 2nd century theatre which often serves as the main base for theatrical performances at Paphos.
Daktari Jeep Safari
Daktari Jeep Safari specialises in off-road trips to locations on the island that would normally be difficult to access. There are two main trips offered, to the Akamas Peninsula or to the Troodos Mountains.
In the case of the Akamas trip, visitors are shown various attractions in the area, including visits to Lara Bay (the main turtle conservation spot), Akamas caves, and are then taken to have a lunch at a small village, before getting the opportunity to go swimming at Laitchi Bay. Visitors have a significant choice in which routes are used, and can focus on using main roads or off-road/dirt tracks depending on personal preference.
Dates for the diary
March features the Paphos Marathon and half-marathon event which is held annually, usually early in the month. The marathon lasts for approximately 5 hours and runs along the coast, starting at the Aphrodite's rock, and the half-marathon lasts for approximately 3 hours. There is also a fun run and a selection of music and dances.
On the 25th of March each year, the Classical Games celebrations are held at Pafiako Athletic Centre in Paphos and commemorate many ancient Olympic games, and feature music and fireworks near the end of the celebrations.
March events in Paphos
2nd March 2020
During Lent meat is forbidden during this period, many tourists get to enjoy the huge variety of locally produced vegetarian fare, especially the pastries kolokopitta and spanokopitta. During this time, there are festivals, kite-flying competitions, singing and dancing.
15th March 2020
The Cyprus Marathon consists of three different races: the marathon, half marathon and a 10km run. The course starts at the legendary birthplace of Aphrodite, Petra Tou Romiou and finishes at Paphos Mediaeval Fort Square.
Skoda Gran Cyprus Cycling Tour
27th March 2020 to 30th March 2020
Professional and amateur cyclists ride together for this three-day biking event. Challenging course consists of the Cyprus Mountains in Paphos. The course is approximately 80km to 100 km long.
Greek Independence Day In Cyprus
25th March 2020
All of Cyprus celebrates their independence from Great Britain in 1960, following years of war. There are military parades and festivals, and many area schools celebrate the occasion. Many stores and offices are closed.
Greek National Day
25th March 2020
Celebrates the day in October 1940, when Greece refused Italy's request to cross through the country to reach Russia. Ultimately, it dragged Greece into WWII. There are church services, parades, and other national events.