The Bay

At one time Pissouri village, on the hill, had a fishing jetty a few kilometres away dov/n the hill, known as Pissouri jetty. Now they are two distinct communities, Pissouri village and Pissouri Beach. The total population in the summer is said to reach around 1100 people, about half of whom are Cypriots, the rest foreign, mainly British, residents and visitors.

Pissouri Bay is just a 5 minute drive from the village. It has its own selection of tavernas, supermarkets and bars. Watersports are available and the beach boasts a “Blue Flag” status.


The Views

The Cypriot character has been retained, it is still very much a working village of farmers. The Pissouri area is famous for growing grapes, mainly in the valley between the main roads and the sea that leads to Pissouri Beach.

The views from Pissouri village and its surroundings are spectacular. It is set on the eastern slopes of the ridge reaching the sea at Cape Aspro, about 500 feet high on average - the highest point on the ridge is about 800 feet. To the East it is possible to see the countryside and the shore line all the way to Limassol and even beyond, and to the north the whole of the Troodos range, including Mount Olympus, at more than 6000 ft, the highest mountain on the island.

The Village

Some non Cypriots try to describe Pissouri as somewhere where time has stood still.

That is not true. At the turn of the century Pissouri Village has managed something which is fairly rare, perhaps almost unique, in those parts of the Mediterranean which attract western European tourists. It has managed to retain its traditional Cypriot character, while adapting very successfully to welcome visitors. With a pedestrianised central area, visitors can find almost anything they want in Pissouri - there are several shops and just every need is available. As far as tavernas, restaurants and bars are concerned, there is an amazing number and variety - and they are all good, serving food and drink of exceptional quality. 

The Square

During the summer there is a so called 'Cyprus night' in the lovely traffic free village square,every Wednesday with dancing and music. Although the idea is perhaps that it provides entertainment for the visitors to Pissouri, it is also true that a significant number of those present every week are the villagers themselves, thus it really is a true Cyprus night.

On 12/13 August 2000, the new amphitheatre was opened in Pissouri village.

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