Pissouri - a village, part of Limassol district and is located on the southwest coast of the island of Cyprus, between Paphos and Limassol.
Distance from the centre of Limassol to Pissouri is approximately 37 miles, and from the historical center of Paphos (Kato Paphos) - 33 km.
The administrative area of Pissouri is the third largest in Limassol. It is known that the total number of permanent residents of Pissouri is around 1 100 people, about half of whom are Cypriots, the rest foreigners, mainly British.
Distinguish top village of Pissouri, situated on a hill (the hill) and the settlement of Pissouri area Pissouri Bay, where the beach of Pissouri. The distance between the upper and lower Pissouri is more than 3 kilometers.
Currently, two communities (upper and lower Paphos) represent two different communities: the village of Pissouri (Pissouri village / Pissouri Village Area) and the area of Pissouri Bay (Pissouri Bay / Pissouri Bay Area).
District Pissouri Bay is conventionally considered a separate tourist resort, where all conditions for a comfortable beach holiday.
The beach of Pissouri or Pissouri Bay (Pissouri Beach Pissouri Bay Beach) is a beautiful and stunning natural beach.
The beach has been awarded the "Blue flag" - a sign of cleanliness and quality of beaches and seawater.
Pissouri beach has the shape of an open Bay. The beach is mostly small pebbles, sometimes mixed with sand, color from grey to Golden.
On both sides the beach is surrounded by the white cliffs of Cape Aspro, making the beach one of the most picturesque in this part of the coast of Cyprus.
Sea water is clean and transparent, has a pleasant blue color. The beach sandy-pebble. Depth comes rather abruptly.
Beach amenities include: toilet, showers, changing rooms, sun loungers and parasols, and a dedicated area for water sports and relaxation, there is a zone of beach volleyball. The cost of the rental of sun loungers and sun umbrellas for € 2.50.
Along almost the entire Pissouri beach, a Hiking trail, she's promenade.
On the waterfront: places to stay, urn, a couple of cafes, tree-lined street and a small chapel. Near the beach there are Parking spaces for cars.
Above the beach are Kiladon and Ampelonon street, along which are concentrated the main tourist life Pissouri Bay.
Here, souvenir shops and small shops, fruit latkes and cafes, restaurants and taverns serving international and traditional Cypriot cuisine. Read more about Pissouri Bay...
Close to the beach of Pissouri is a small Church of Saint Spyridonas
The top of Pissouri, a small predominantly residential area to the historical center in a few streets and a couple of minutes.
Along the narrow streets abundance of cafes, restaurants and taverns. There are bars, a Bank, taxi service, post office, several stores and gift shops.
The main square with the fountain. Here is also a small supermarket with the most necessary groceries, beach gear and other butovymi goods.
On this square in the evenings, runs rough life. Local residents and visitors to walk, dine in cafes and restaurants.
One of the favorite activities of local men, in their spare time, to gather in the square, conduct intimate conversations, sipping the strong Cypriot coffee and constantly looking at the passing tourists.
The city clock near the monument established in honor of the memory of the national experience of the residents of Pissouri 21 Oct 1931.
The left of the clock main and the biggest Church of Pissouri the Church of the Apostle Andreas (Apostolos Andreas Church), built on donations of the residents of the community in 1883. The place where was erected the temple of the Holy Apostle Andrew the first-called, until 1912 was used as the village cemetery.
Work on the construction of the Church lasted for about twelve years. The Church built in the Gothic style and is famous for its carved wooden iconostases made in 1890 and is a real work of art.
Amphitheatre, Pissouri (Pissouri Amphitheatre) - a modern building that serves as the outdoor stage and performed in the architectural style amphitheater. There are concerts, various festivals and events.
The views from the amphitheater
Since the upper settlement of Pissouri is situated on a hill from many points in the village open panoramic views over Pissouri and the surrounding area.
Also in Limassol there are several small chapels and an equestrian centre
In the area of Pissouri
The historic centre of Limassol and the surrounding area. For example, the ruins of Kourion, a town of Episkopi, Kolossi medieval castle, the monastery cat, a salt lake of Limassol, the ruins of ancient Amathus, water Park Fasouri Watermania, Park Visitors to the Land.
Where to stay in Pissouri
If your choice is a beach vacation, to stay in the lower Pissouri near the beach. Directly at the beach, on the first line, there are accommodation facilities like:
- 5-star resort Columbia Beach Resort, set amongst extensive landscaped gardens. Featuring a 80-metre lagoon pool, 5 restaurants and 7 bars;
- the apartments Pissouri Beach Apartments. It offers self-catering accommodation with a furnished balcony overlooking the Mediterranean sea, BBQ facilities and tennis.
All hotels in Pissouri, as near the beach, and more remotely from that, you can view and book here.
How to get to Pissouri
Closest to Paphos airport is Paphos international airport (Paphos International Airport).
This airport regularly sends and receives flights from cities in Europe, including direct flights connecting Paphos with Russia. Cheap flights to Paphos and Larnaca...
Distance from Paphos airport to the centre of Pissouri is located 26 kilometers from the beach of Pissouri is about 31 kilometers.
To get from Paphos airport to Pissouri easier and faster than a taxi. Book a taxi/Shuttle service is possible in advance, even from home. At any time of the day, at the airport, you will meet your driver with a sign, which will be written your name and surname. For taxi is enough to tell us your flight details! Find out the cost and order a taxi here...
If you plan to travel around Cyprus, then car rental will be an ideal option. You can choose and order a car in advance, at the appointed time your car will be waiting for you near the airport. You can also rent a car in other places of the city and Cyprus in general. You can view and pick up a car here...
From the airport and the centre of Paphos can be reached at the top of Pissouri on public buses, as well as from the centre of Limassol.
Photo Of Pissouri
Photo of the road from the upper settlements to the beach of Pissouri