- June 5, 2017
- Posted by: 2dots
- Category: Pissouri News
Pissouri village is a picturesque village located in the Southwest Limassol district of Cyprus. It is the third largest village district in Limassol, conveniently located just off the motorway in the middle of Limassol and Paphos (approximately a 30 minute drive from each city).
Pissouri is nowadays separated into two distinct communities; the Pissouri Village itself and the Pissouri Bay, located approximately 3 km from the main village.
The beach, awarded with the European blue flag, is surrounded by outstanding natural beauty between mountainous area and crystal clear waters.
The main Pissouri village is located about 152 meters above sea level and just 3 kilometers from the sea, built in a green hillside. The village has experienced a surge in population in the last few years, with the total permanent population being around 1300 people, about half of whom are Cypriots and the rest foreigners, mainly British ex-pats.
Pissouri village is one of the most ideal places to live and visit in Cyprus as it combines the ‘best of both worlds’ in terms of location, scenery and development; Situated only a short drive from not only one but two main cities, you can have everything that cities have to offer whilst living in a secluded but buzzing community. It combines mountainous arears with the sea and has all the amenities required for a comfortable and pleasant stay. It has recently received great allure from tourists and locals alike, however this has not ruined the genuine character of the area nor has it turned it into a crowded tourist destination.
There are many things to do and see in Pissouri.
The village has many churches worth visiting, each with their own distinct character and architectural style. The main church is the Church of Apostolos Andreas, which is a magnificent Gothic building made of stone built in 1883. There are other small churches and chapels located in Pissouri such as the churches of Saint Mauritius (Mavrikios), The Prophet Elias (built in 1960), Saint George (built in 1958), Saint Alexandros (built in 1990), Saint Spyridonas and Panayia Akonopetra.
The ‘Columbia’ beach resort is a luxury hotel built right on the beach which offers luxury accommodation as well as restaurants and cafes.
There are numerous other independent restaurants, taverns and bars. During the summer months, the taverns in the village organize traditional entertainment nights offering fun evenings with traditional Cypriot food and dancing.
In the summer months, the village square is always buzzing with life offering many various art programs.
In the small yet charming souvenir shops and supermarkets one can find local products such as ‘sultanina’ grapes produced in the valley, wine, potatoes and citrus fruit. Other products grown in the area are almonds, carob, vegetables, wheat and barley.
For the sport-loving individuals, there are numerous activities available both in the sea and in the beautiful mountainous area.
As one would expect, there is an abundant choice of watersports activities available in the bay, such as waterskiing, scuba diving, jet skis, sailing and kayaking as well as a variety of other rides.
Guided cycling tours can also be arranged.
There are various hiking trails which can be found in the hills where one can enjoy the spectacular views of the area.
Only a short drive away, one can also play golf!
During the summer months, one can visit the Pissouri Amphitheatre which is located on the eastern slope of the Cape Aspro ridge to enjoy plays, dances, concerns whilst enjoying the magnificent views of the valley.
Pissouri is also closely located to the famous archaeological sites of Kourion and Palaipaphos.
Undoubtedly, Pissouri village is a great place to live or visit.
It is conveniently located near two cities and set between the mountains and the sea it is a truly enchanting village. The amounts of activities, restaurants and places to visit are enough to ensure that you are never short of choice.