Weather for walking in Troodos Mountains in December ?

by Sara
(Bucks UK)

Atalante trail Troodos mountains

Atalante trail Troodos mountains

What is the weather like for walking in Troodos Mountains the second week of December ? We are considering staying in Platres? Do you recommend any good hotels ?

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Aug 07, 2008
Weather in Troodos mountains in December
by: Helen

Hi Sara

December is a great month for walking in the Troodos!

Expect temperatures around 12-15 degrees C (on the coast temperatures are around 16-20 C) with cool fresh air and amazing views as clarity in December is excellent as there is no heat haze to spoil the views!

There is a reasonable chance of rain in December - we did get a couple of weeks rain in December last year but that was unusual as we hardly saw a drop in the previous 3 years - but keen walkers usually don't mind that if they come prepared with the right walking kit. There is also a possibility of snow but most of the snowfall happens comes in January-March in Cyprus.

If it does snow it won't last long and you can always have a go at skiing if it does!

Platres is a good choice for accommodation as it is the main resort in the Troodos. I would recommend staying in the Pendeli hotel which has a pool and is excellent value for money, the Helvetia (a bit more pricey but charming) or check out other hotels in Platres by clicking here.

Enjoy the Troodos and do write a review for us if you decide to visit Cyprus at that time.

Best Wishes

Helen

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