Top style tips for Cyprus
- The same applies in Cyprus as is pretty much throughout the Mediterranean islands – our advice would be to travel light.
- For most visitors the draw are the glorious beaches so beachwear and sarong, sunhat, sunscreen (we love the Riemann P20 range for 10 hour protection), flip flops and sunglasses are the essentials for the day.
- The coastline is volcanic so, if you like to explore, diving shoes are a good idea to protect your feet.
- For the evenings again keep it light and simple – avoid anything too smart, Cyprus really is casual.
- If you are looking for a highly versatile travel jacket to bring along we highly recommend the SCOTTeVEST range. Their range of jackets have been specifically designed with traveling in mind and include RFID security (to protect your passport information), 23 secure pockets and personal connectivity integration.
Shoes to pack for Cyprus
- Make sure you take comfy footwear for daytime. We love Hotter shoes, for total comfort along with style.
- Ladies, save your high heels for the evenings. Or why not try the Lindsay Phillips Switch Flops range – using interchangeable shoe and flip-flop bases with snap-on decorations, you can change your look from day to evening in an instant whilst still packing light.
- Have good comfortable shoes for walking in the Akamas as it's very hot and dusty and flip flops will not do.
Clothing tips for women
- All you need during the day for the pool or beach is swimwear, flip-flops, sunglasses, a sunhat and a sarong or kaftan for lunch at a Taverna.
- Our advice would be to save your shorts and sarong for the beach; wearing them elsewhere will label you as a tourist and skimpy tight-fitting clothes may get you unwanted attention.
- A pashmina is a versatile piece that will dress up any outfit, as will some simple accessories.
- If you're going to visit any religious sites then be sure to cover your shoulders and bare legs – your pashmina can come in handy for this too.
Clothing tips for men
- If you're looking for versatile and stylish beachwear, try the Madda Fella range of shirts, shorts, polos and swimwear.
Community photos of Cyprus
Pack for the weather
- It gets hot hot hot in the summer – June, July, August and September – so pack plenty of sunscreen, a hat and sunglasses.
- In November, Decemer, January, February, March and April temperatures are lower but still pleasant, averaging around 18 – 20 °C in the day and it gets cooler (8 – 10 °C) at night. Layers are key to coping with the variable temperatures. Be sure to pack a lightweight raincoat, and a travel umbrella will come in handy too.
- Clever layering is the key to dressing for changeable weather.
- We love the Weather+ app – it gives an accurate 6 day forecast for day and night, which when you're planning from home is really helpful. You can keep all the places you've been to too – a nice way to remember your trip 🙂 Download for iPad/iPhone or Android
Cyprus travel essentials
- A light day sack or beach bag will be ideal to carry all your daytime essentials.
- If you tend to buy bottled water, consider carrying a LifeStraw Filtration Water Bottle – fill up from any source and get clean, safe drinking water without wasting plastic bottles.
- To use electrical gadgets you may need a travel adapter plug, and also a step-down voltage converter if your devices are not designed for European voltage (230V).
- Avoid paying unexpected baggage fees – use an accurate luggage scale to ensure you keep within the weight allowance. Don't forget to leave room for souvenirs on the way home! Pottery and lace are good buys from Cyprus.