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The picturesque village of Pissouri in southwestern Cyprus is located on the Mediterranean coast. It's not historic Limassol with ancient ruins, and it's not bustling Ayia Napa, but Pissouri has a certain charm of its own. Tourists celebrate the stunning coastline and a relaxing holiday away from the hustle and bustle. The nature of Pissouri fascinates with its beauty, and the variety of resort offers attracts more and more travelers every year.

Choose and book a hotel in Pissouri.

Administratively, Pissouri belongs to the Limassol district and is located 37 kilometers from the city center, halfway to Paphos. If you are planning an active holiday in Cyprus with accommodation in Pissouri, the best option would be to rent a car, because the surrounding area is full of places worth seeing.


When to visit Pissouri: climate and weather

Pissouri is located on the southern coast of Cyprus. It has a warm climate with moderate rainfall almost all year round. In winter, the air temperature rarely drops below +15°C. The summer is quite hot - in July and August the temperature can reach 34-38°C. The beginning of the warm season for a beach holiday in Pissouri falls on the first half of April.


Things to do in Pissouri

Walks. Green surroundings with picturesque hiking and cycling trails provide many opportunities for active and fulfilling leisure. Trekking and cycling can be alternated with rest in the bay of Pissouri, surrounded by the rocks of Cape Aspro. The village is located on a hill, among green hills. At the top there are observation decks with stunning sea views, winding old streets with stone houses, authentic cafes and taverns. Hotels and entertainment facilities are located in the lower part of the village, closer to the coast. The resort area and the village are connected by bus line No. 630.

Excursions. Tours and self-guided trips to nearby attractions are also worth implementing. Close to Pissouri is the Archaeological Park of ancient Kourion, the Sanctuary of Apollo and the Rock of Aphrodite. Not far from the resort there is the authentic Cypriot village of Yeroskipou with an 11th century church and the Folk Art Museum.


Attractions of Pissouri

There are not many architectural monuments and places of interest in the town itself. Although the streets of Pissouri themselves can already be considered a landmark. Walking along them, you will find several old temples. The central monument of religious architecture in Pissouri is the Church of the Holy Apostle Primordial. This Gothic temple was built in the 19th century.


Pissouri beaches

On the coast of Pissouri there is a long sand and pebble beach with good infrastructure for recreation. There are few vacationers here, you can rent umbrellas and sun loungers, there is where to eat and relax. Also on the beach of Pissouri, water activities are available - catamarans, boats, water skiing, jet skis and diving. Clear, azure waters with a gentle sunset, for which the Pissouri beach is awarded the Blue Flag.


Where to eat in Pissouri

The village has numerous taverns with an authentic atmosphere and Mediterranean cuisine. On the menu you will find both familiar dishes and local delicacies, such as homemade Cypriot cheeses and wines.

Where to eat according to the reviews of tourists:

  • Tavern Two friends. Extensive menu of Greek and Mediterranean dishes.
  • Pissouri Bay Cafe Bar. European, Mediterranean cuisine and vegetarian menu.
  • SteakHouse by Michael with reasonable prices and a good selection.
  • Midway (Athos) Restaurant. Cozy place with nutritious lunches.


Where to stay in Pissouri

The central hotel of the resort village is a luxurious Columbia Beach Resort located right off the coast. This is a famous 5-star resort, which in 2017 received the title of best in Europe.

Along Ampelonon Street, you can find many options for renting housing. If you are planning a holiday in Pissouri during the high season, be sure to book apartments or rooms in advance.

Among the most popular options based on guest reviews:

  • Yialos Apartments
  • Ambelones Apartments
  • Himonas Apartments
  • Hill View Hotel Apartments
  • Pissouri Beach Apartments
  • Hylatio Tourist Village

Columbia Beach Resort
Columbia Beach Resort

How to get to Pissouri

The nearest airport to Pissouri is in Paphos. The distance is about 27 kilometers. To get to the resort of Pissouri, you can take a taxi directly at the airport or rent a car.

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Dimitris Vetsikas
Dimitris Vetsikas


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