Pissouri Destination Guide

Pissouri is located in the south-west of Cyprus, just a couple of miles from Limassol and about 20 miles from Paphos. If you are looking for a quiet relaxing holiday to Cyprus then you need look no further than Pissouri. A holiday here combines the laid-back picturesque hill village with the quiet resort of Pissouri Beach.

The lovely little village is set on a south facing mountain ridge with amazing views of the coast and the Troodos Mountains. This traditional Cypriot village has a village square, traditional stone-built houses and an Orthodox church. The local people are welcoming and friendly and enjoy a slow pace of life. The village square is always decked with bright flowers and is an ideal place to spend a relaxing evening that often includes some Cypriot entertainment. Spend a perfect evening at one of the family-run tavernas which serve tasty fresh fish and local wines. Apart from the family-run tavernas Pissouri has many pizzerias and restaurants which serve international cuisine. The village also has an amphitheatre that hosts music events, theatrical plays and opera during the summer months.

Pissouri Beach is set in an unspoilt bay with waterfront tavernas and a fishing jetty. The bay is considered to be one of the most beautiful beaches in Cyprus. Stretching for two kilometres, this idyllic beach is sheltered by the white cliffs of Cape Aspro and has been awarded the European Blue Flag. The clean sands and safe crystal blue waters are perfect for families, there are always lifeguards on duty around the bay. Other quiet smaller beaches can be found around the local sight of Aphrodite’s Rock. Water and weather conditions of Pissouri Bay are perfect for watersports with a dive school operating in the bay during the summer months. Other watersports include snorkelling, surfing, windsurfing, paragliding, water-skiing and sailing.

Away from the beach visitors can enjoy a round or two of golf at the Secret Valley Golf Course or take a gentle stroll through the forests, vineyards and farms. There are plenty of places to visit on your cheap holidays to Pissouri including the Cypriot capital of Nicosia, Limassol, Paphos, the quaint village of Omodhos and not to be missed, the Troodos mountains. A walk along the many hiking trails in the cool air of the Troodos mountains with its traditional little villages makes a nice change to the beach.

Pissouri enjoys some great festivals including the annual Wine Festival in September and ten days of parades and parties at the end of February. Enjoy the festivities by booking one of the last minute holiday deals to Cyprus that are always available.

Beach holidays to Pissouri can be enjoyed from as early as April right through to November. July and August see 12 hours of sunshine a day with temperatures around 31C.

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