Spring in Cyprus
Spring breathes new life into the world around us
Cyprus in spring is a riot of wild flowers in the countryside.
Pleasant daytime temperatures allow memorable walks among the ancient ruins which are framed by a carpet of red anemones and other wildflowers. In April through mid May spring is in full force. This is an ideal time for nature hikes and off-road adventures in the pristine Akamas Peninsula. Cyprus has 1,950 species of flowering plants, 140 of which grow nowhere else but on the island, and in the Akamas alone, there are 700 plant species, of which 40 are endemic. From February to April, pink cyclamen sprout up from rocky foothills and thickets and form a riveting adornment to the Baths of Aphrodite. From March to April, the pink wavy-leaved monkey orchid (Orchis italica) grows in dense patches around Pafos. If summer in Cyprus is the time to bask in the sun, then spring is the time to savour the natural beauty of the island in bloom.