Larnaca: Winter Sun

White washed houses, palm-trees and sandy beaches

Larnaca would be a reasonable destination for a winter- sun holiday, as the winters can be fairly mild. Average temperatures range from 12°C (54°F) in January and climbs to a temperate 17°C (63°F) in April. The Mediterranean Sea is warm all year round with sea temperatures ranging from 18°C (64°F) in the winter months and rise to 27°C (81°F) in the summer. While it is possibly too cold to sunbathe during the winter months, it is still warm enough to have a swim or take a stroll along the palm tree lined promenade. Due to these cooler temperatures, it is also advisable to do more sightseeing and shopping, as it is possibly too chilly to spend entire days outdoors. The array of shops in the city centre will keep you occupied for hours, and the sites such as Ancient Kition and Larnaca Castle are fascinating places to visit. A winter - sun holiday in Larnaca is not highly advised due to the cooler temperatures in the winter months, however accommodation is less expensive during this time, as you will be travelling off peak.