SAVE £50 on Winter Sun this December

Even in December, Cyprus offers warm sunny weather – a perfect escape from a chilly winter at home and a great place to spend Christmas. You can expect average daily highs of around 17ºC in the main coastal resorts with five hours of daily sunshine.

You’ll find year-round direct flights to Cyprus with a flying time of 4 hours and 30 minutes. Once there you’ll find a quiet atmosphere with plenty of restaurants and shops open for business. As Christmas approaches, you can join locals in celebrating the festive season. The sea temperature will be around 18ºC – rather chilly.

Our pick:

Kapetanios Hotel (3-star)

  • Limassol (Paphos Airport), Cyprus
  • Board: Bed & Breakfast
  • Flying From: London Stansted
  • 7 Nights: Wed 06 Dec 2023
  • Passengers: 2 Adults, 1 Room
  • Baggage: 22Kg Allowance
  • Upgrades available: to Half Board + £123pp/Full Board +£236pp

Per Person From £344 / Was £394pp

Price is correct on 30.10.2023 with Jet2Holidays via our website.

The Kapetanios Hotel is in a prime location, just moments from the nearest sandy beach and Limassol Zoo as well as being close to Limassol Old Town. Rooms are tastefully decorated and well-equipped and the Kapetanios Hotel also features a quaint outdoor pool area and a great bar. The hotel has a friendly and welcoming atmosphere and is perfect for adults wanting a relaxing break.

  • 100m from the nearest beach. 300m from the nearest bars and restaurants. 450m from Limassol Zoo. 1.8km from Limassol Old Town.
  • Buffet restaurant with à la carte dining option. Lounge bar.
  • Gym. Spa with sauna*, steam room* and massage treatments*. Complimentary Wi-Fi available throughout.
  • Outdoor pool. Sunbathing area with sunbeds and parasols. Indoor pool.

*Local charges apply. We endeavour to show you images of the actual room described however, this may not always be possible; actual view and/or room size or layout may vary e.g. you may not see an image of a sea view or garden view in the image but you will have the option of booking your preferred view when selecting your preferences.

Things to do in Limassol in the Wintertime:

  1. Discover the island’s winemaking history – Cyprus has been producing a large variety of wines for centuries, from the ancient, sweet-tasting Commandaria, to more well-known global varieties. In fact, many villages across the island still produce wine in the old traditional ways and these make for a fun day of exploring! The most famous are the Limassol Wine Villages, or ‘Krasochoria,’ a route that will take you through twenty villages, including Agios Amvrosios, Lofou, Vouni, Koilani, Pera Pedi, Mandria, Kato Platres, Omodos, Vasa, Malia, Arsos, Pachna, Anogyra and Avdimou, and many more. Explore the green vineyards, cobbled streets and nature trails, and sample some delicious tipple along the way!
  2. Take a hike / See the great outdoors – As the weather starts to turn crisp, it’s also the perfect time to pull out your hiking boots and enjoy the abundance of natural beauty our island has to offer. There are a number of walking trails on or around the Troodos mountain range offering unspoiled, breathtaking views, and a wealth of autumn foliage to enjoy. From the stunning medieval beauty of the Tzielefos Bridge, to the impressive force of the Caledonia Waterfall, there is plenty to feast your eyes on.
  3. Take on a cycling route – If you want to work up a sweat while still taking in the sights, consider one of the many mapped cycling routes across urban, rural, mountainous and coastal terrain, and enjoy the cool Mediterranean breeze blowing through your hair. Whether you opt for an easy ride along the seafront within city limits or challenge yourself to steeper route through some of the nearby villages, cycling is a sure way to get the blood pumping and see some incredible sights along the way.
  4. Get into the festive spirit – The countdown to the holidays has begun, so what better way to get yourself in a festive mood than by getting all your Christmas shopping done before the last-minute crowds hit? For added convenience, you can head over to My Mall Limassol, where you will find an abundance of shops, all under one roof. Many of the city’s central squares have also begun their Christmas markets and festive tree lightings, so once you’ve shopped for everyone on list, make your way to the main square on Anexartisias Street or the Castle square and join in the merriment and cheer – and maybe even get to meet Santa!
  5. Take in the sights – Beyond the sun and sea, Limassol also boasts a wealth of historical and cultural sights. As many of these are outdoors, the balmy winter temperatures create the perfect conditions to wander through these ancient ruins and learn a little bit more about the city’s heritage. Visit the impressive, ancient Curium amphitheater, which is still used for concerts and events today, the imposing Kolossi Castle, dating back to the 15th Century, and brush up on your Greek mythology at the ancient city of Amathus and the Temple of Apollo.
  6. Take a (cold) dip! – Though temperatures have dropped, and the hordes of summer beachgoers have waned, the Limassol beaches still attract a fair share of swimmers in November and December. Despite the chillier weather, many find that the water is still quite warm, which makes for a refreshing dip. If the thought of diving straight in gives you goosebumps, why not consider a fun day of stand-up paddle boarding? This popular and easy water sport that has taken the world by storm is perfect for the entire family.
  7. Enjoy the water from afar – The Limassol Seafront Promenade is the best place to enjoy magnificent sea views without dipping in a single toe. Put on your walking shoes or strap on a pair of rollerblades and enjoy the ever-changing colours of the Mediterranean Sea at your feet. Whether it’s a moody, dark blue sea on a cloudy day, or an explosion or reds and oranges at sunset, this is certainly a view that will never get old.

Limassol is a city for all seasons. So, no matter what activities you choose to enjoy during the colder months, you certainly won’t be disappointed, as Limassol puts on a great show, no matter the weather.

Search for your holiday here today, or visit us in one of our branches.

Finding your perfect holiday

Book with confidence