Paphos Weather October Averages, Cyprus
What's The Weather Like in Paphos in October?
Is It Good To Visit Paphos In October?
Paphos enjoys around ten hours of sunshine each day, giving you plenty of time to explore the city's cultural treasures and enjoy some sunbathing on the city's famous beaches.
How Hot Is Paphos In October?
With such a dramatic difference in temperature, you'll need plenty of beachwear to keep cool in the daytime, plus a jacket for the evening.
Extreme Temperatures In Paphos In October
The highest temperature registered in Paphos in October is 35°C, with the coldest temperature ever recorded during this month being 9°C.
How Much Does It Rain In Paphos In October?
An average October Paphos has just 18mm of rainfall spread out over five wet days.
Is The Sea Warm In Paphos In October?
With the average sea temperature at a pleasant 24°C, the sea is lovely and warm for swimming.
Is Paphos WIndy In October?
In a typical October in Paphos, ordinary wind speeds fluctuate between light and moderate breezes.
Hotels for Paphos in October
Azia Resort and Spa
For some much-needed rest and relaxation, consider staying at the five-star Azia Resort and Spa. This small hotel is located directly on the beach, which means that most of the rooms boast incredible coastal views.
This hotel provides the ideal environment for chilling out, with a huge lagoon-shaped swimming pool surrounded by sun loungers and shades, the Asphodel Spa where you can enjoy facials, body treatments and massages in individual treatment rooms and several cocktail and wine lounges found throughout the hotel. Even the Arabian-inspired décor, furnishings and artwork encourage relaxation.
The hotel's grounds feature tropical gardens, several restaurants which serve Greek and international cuisine, tennis courts, fitness centre, kids' club and free WiFi access throughout. Fitness classes are also regularly organised and held within the gardens of the hotel, as well as on the beach.
Guests can choose between 183 Blue-category rooms and suites, designed with families in mind. Some of these rooms even come with a Jacuzzi for a bit of added luxury. The next level up includes 81 Club- and Spa-category rooms, which are much larger and have walk-in closets. The most luxurious room category is called Residence and includes 35 large bungalows for guests who want the upmost privacy.
The Annabelle is another top pick when it comes to top end hotels in Paphos. This complex is surrounded by six acres of lush gardens and is set just steps away from the Mediterranean Sea, medieval castle and harbour. There are 218 guestrooms within the complex, each of which has a private terrace or balcony with views onto the gardens or out to sea. All guestrooms are also decorated with classy marble features and include luxury amenities, such as bathrobes, slippers, satellite TV and well-stocked minibars as standard.
The onsite Mediterraneo Restaurant serves a mix of Greek and international cuisine on an open-air terrace which faces the sea, whilst Fontana the hotel's main restaurant offers an international buffet, with children's meals available, too. Although there is no onsite spa, guests are welcome at the sister hotel to enjoy time in the sauna or indulge in a spa treatment. However, there are loads of other services and facilities on offer within the hotel's grounds, including an outdoor swimming pool open all-year-round, free WiFi access throughout, free parking and water sports available at the neighbouring beach. Thanks to its central location, you'll find a handful of typical taverns, bars and shops located just a short walk away.
The four-star Avanti Hotel offers similarly luxurious surroundings, without quite as high a price tag. This family-owned hotel is set within the heart of Paphos and covers more than 40,000m2 of landscaped gardens, all just 250m away from the nearest beach.
The architecture of the complex is very modern and houses 243 twin rooms which can accommodate one to three adults or two adults and two children. Each guestroom is decorated with sea blue and sandy yellow colours, inspired by the coast, and features free WiFi access, satellite TV, air conditioning and tea/coffee making facilities.
The large outdoor swimming pool is the perfect place for families to relax and includes a small waterfall, landscaped gardens, solarium and children's playground. There are four onsite eateries the Alcyon Days Restaurant which hosts themed nights, Danae Gardens Restaurant which overlooks the gardens and swimming pool, Dionysos Lounge which offers happy hour specials on cocktails and a casual swim-up bar.
There are also three tennis courts, six bowling greens, squash and volleyball courts, gym and spa with saunas, steam baths, Jacuzzi, beauty salon, hair dressers and massage parlour.
Avillion Holiday Apartments
If you're working with a smaller budget, consider staying at Avillion Holiday Apartments. This holiday complex offers superb value for money and provides accommodation in the form of one-bedroom standard and superior apartments, plus luxury three-bedroom villas. Each modern apartment is decorated in a sophisticated way with cool black, white and grey hues and features satellite TV, free WiFi access and modern kitchens with everything you need to cook all your meals within your apartment.
There is one café-bar onsite which serves local and international cuisine, but the best place to be is the rooftop terrace with sea views where freshly-prepared cocktails are served. Other facilities within the complex include a swimming pool with smaller children's pool and solarium, play area and free parking. You'll find plenty of local and international restaurants, bars and souvenir shops, as well as a bus stop, just steps away.
Beaches for October for Paphos
With an average sea temperature of 24°C, October is a great month to hit the beach in Paphos. Not to mention that since this month falls out of peak season, the beaches will be a lot quieter and you'll have a much better chance of getting your perfect spot, compared to what you'd get if you went in summer.
Vrysoudia Beach B
Vrysoudia Beach B is found in one of the liveliest parts of the resort and offers visitors views over to the marina and historic castle. This beach is made up of soft white sands which are thoroughly cleaned each morning. The sea which laps the shore is usually very calm, making it perfect for swimmers of all abilities, and it's also checked by the local council, to ensure it's always as good as it can be.
The great variety of water sports is what attracts most visitors to this beach, where you can practise water skiing, kayaking, sailing and banana boat riding. If you'd rather stay on shore, you can hire a sun lounger, deckchair or soft mat and parasol and enjoy a doze. This beach is very easily accessible by all modes of transport and offers lifeguard service between 11am and 5.30pm.
Declared by the Telegraph as one of the best beaches in Cyprus, Lara Bay is a remote sandy beach where loggerhead and green turtles go to nest. Monk seals can also frequently found in the hidden caves and because of this, you won't find any facilities onsite, so make sure you take everything you need for the whole day with you. There are metal fences blocking off the turtles' nests, so keep an eye out for them and stay away.
But if you look carefully, you might just be able to spot the tracks where the turtles hauled themselves out of the sea to lay their eggs. Although there are no sun loungers or parasols on this beach, you can lie down your towel on the soft golden sands and swim in the clean, blue waters which are usually very calm.
Restaurants and Bars for Paphos in October
Koh-i-noor is one of the highest-rated Indian restaurants in Paphos. Decorated in a sophisticated stylish way, with pink and purple lighting, plush leather sofas and sleek tall tables, this restaurant serves up all the most popular favourite Indian dishes, as well as few modern dishes you might not have heard of before.
Since the restaurant is run by vegetarians, non-meat eaters will find plenty to choose from here. Each night there is an a la carte menu available, plus one daily deal and one value-for-money set menu. All-you-can-eat buffets are also put on for special occasions.
If you prefer seafood, book a table at Ocean Village. Located within Avanti Village, this restaurant specialises in fresh fish and seafood which you can enjoy in the air-conditioned inside part of the restaurant, or on the open-air outdoor terrace. There is a huge selection of a la carte fresh fish dishes to choose from, plus huge sharing platters made up of both fish and seafood. To complement the food, there is a great selection of international wines available, with loads of South African bottles.
For a taste of home, spend the evening at Friends Bar. This British-run bar entices visitors with loads of live entertainment, from Robbie Williams, Elvis and Olly Murs tribute acts to traditional Greek nights, drag queen performances and dance troupes. But that's not all the bar also seves generous portions of full English breakfasts, Greek kebabs and pub grub-style food.
Robin Hood Pub
The Robin Hood Pub is another great place for nightlife in Paphos. Resembling a medieval castle complete with knights in shining armour, this bar is perfect for the whole family and offers unlimited free refills on popcorn, free peanuts and even free shots.
The staff here are incredibly friendly, welcoming and do their best to make your visit a memorable one. The resident DJ plays a mix of the latest releases and classic tunes (along with any requests) every night and there's a large dancefloor if you feel like a boogie. If you're up for trying something new, order one of their many exciting cocktails.
Things to do in Paphos in October
Aphrodite's Rock is one of the most popular attractions in Cyprus and it can get incredibly busy during the peak summer season this makes October one of the best months to go. The area around this natural landmark is where the mythical Aphrodite was said to have risen out of the waves before being escorted to the rock itself on a large sea shell.
Although the aquamarine waters might tempt you in, the sea in this area is usually very rough, making swimming dangerous so best to stay on the shore. Climbing Aphrodite's Rock isn't permitted either, so you'll have to stick to taking photos of the rock and its surroundings. After you've admired the view, you can retire to the surrounding pebble beach to soak up the sun or head to the nearby restaurant which serves typical Greek cuisine.
For something more exciting, hire a bike and sign up for an excursion with Mountain Bike Cyprus. This excursion organisation group arranges mountain biking and road tours within the Akamas and Troodos regions of Cyprus, as well as complete cycling holidays, quality bike rentals and skill courses. Inexperienced cyclists can sign up for beginner tours which cover easy, gentle tracks and include a swim in the sea, before ending with drinks in a typical tavern.
The intermediate and advanced trails take you through every type of terrain Cyprus has to offer from pine forests and coastal trails to archaeological sites and open tracks with superb panoramic views. Most of the trails are twin ones, so you can ride side-by-side, although there are some solo tracks of 25-50km thrown in there, too.