Cyprus is definitely the place to be for a precious summer break! Here, we give you 5 top reasons why you should spend your vacations on the island during August. Golden beaches, traditional villages that will leave you in awe and of course, awesome festivals which are taking place during August. Music events, traditional festivals, dance shows and the list goes on. One of the biggest festivals starting in August is the Wine Festival in Limassol.
August: the perfect month for Agrotourism! During August many Cypriots choose to spend their vacations in Cyprus, aiming to escape big city life! Therefore, in August, traditional villages across Cyprus are full of people and life, with community councils hosting several interesting events in order to keep people entertained and bring them together. If you choose to stay in one of the beautiful mountain village, then you will enjoy the sweet weather.
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Sun, Beach, Sand
The golden beaches of the island are always a reason to travel in Cyprus, especially in August. Most of the beaches are fully crowded during this month so be there early and take your sun-bed. The weather during August is ideal for beach escapes as it is not as hot as July. Beach bars are always open to serve you from morning until late at night. Among others, Fig Tree Bay, Nissi Beach, Cape Greco and Coral Bay are the most popular beaches.
During August everyone is on vacation so the streets of the capital are empty. If you want to avoid the crowds on the seafront, then staying in Nicosia seems the best solution. You can discover the old town of Nicosia during evenings, visit several museums and shops situated at Ledras Street.
Celebrations of Virgin Mary
On the 15th of August, Christianity is celebrating the ascent of the Virgin Mary into heaven. Μany villages and monasteries, with Monastery of Kykkos and Machairas amongst them, are organising traditional feasts. Celebrations approximately last for a week. Tip: Do not miss the opportunity to visit \ picturesque monasteries and buy authentic, local products.