Pissouri Village and the holiday resort of Pissouri Bay are often overlooked by tourist guides, which is certainly unfair, but does mean that those who know and love Pissouri, Cyprus, have the luxury of being able to keep Pissouri villas to themselves! Pissouri has a wonderfully Cypriot character, which is a huge attraction for those visiting from overseas,
Despite the influx of tourist money into Pissouri village, it has managed to do something truly unique in the Mediterranean; provide all the facilities a visitor to a Pissouri apartment or villa might need, without damaging its character and traditions. Around the traffic free, peaceful village square, there are a range of quaint pavement cafés and restaurants which serve fantastically tasty local dishes and refreshing beer and wines, and many hours can be spent relaxing at a table, watching the world go by. During summer evenings, the square usually erupts into a throng of music and dancing, with locals and visitor mingling happily in the most joyful of atmospheres.
Summer evening dance performances in the newly opened open-air amphitheatre are a truly magical way to spend an evening. Graceful dancers entertain the mesmerised crowd, all set to a stunning coastal backdrop, whose colours change as the sun sets behind the hills.
Much of your holiday from Pissouri accommodation will be spent on the beach though. Pissouri Beach is just a short walk from a villa in Pissouri Village or accommodation in Pissouri Bay, and sweeps all the way around the huge bay on which the village is set. The beach is a combination of sand and shingle, from which a handful of water sports are available, including waterskiing, windsurfing, sailing and snorkelling, which is an almost essential activity from a Pissouri apartment. The waters here are clean and safe, meaning that a Pissouri villa rental is ideal for a quiet family holiday in the sun.
Walking in the vineyards and forests surrounding Pissouri Village are a very relaxing way to spend some time form a Pissouri villa rental, and even golfers can find a round at the Secret Valley golf Course just a few miles from the centre of town.
Pissouri is set between the two Cypriot towns of Paphos and Limassol, both around half an hour from accommodation in Pissouri.
Limassol is the wine making centre of Cyprus, and the location for the famous 10 day wine festival which takes place in September, which makes essential viewing for anyone with even a fleeting interest in wine. The Limassol Castle also makes for fascinating viewing, and is easily accessible from a Pissouri apartment or villa.
Paphos is the most famous beach resort in Cyprus. The beaches are sand and wide, offering a vast range of water sports, and anyone with an interest in mythology or archaeology should head to Kato-Paphos, which is inundated with famous places of interest.
Summers in Pissouri are very long, hot and dry, which is why Pissouri Beach is such a popular destination during the summer. Even during the remarkably short winter, temperatures average around 14˚C.
A Pissouri villa rental can be reached in just 30 minutes from landing in Paphos International Airport (PFO), due to the recently build motorway which passes behind the village.