The eastern Mediterranean Sea around Cyprus may be chilly in winter, but the island gets plenty of sunshine all year. Winter in Cyprus lasts only from December to January, and even during that time, the weather is particularly mild. From March, the island's flowers start to bloom, and there's barely another visitor in sight. If you are a nature lover, you will be happy to spend your days outdoors. Cyprus is a wonderful holiday destination in the winter, as the landscape is transformed from dry a dusty and sun baked, into lush, green and fertile.