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Monday, 13 January 2020 07:01

Pissouri Village, Cyprus

Pissouri is the third largest village district in the Limassol district of Cyprus, and is located in the Southwest of Cyprus just off the A6 motorway midway between Limassol and Paphos (34 kilometers from both). The main Pissouri village is located about 3 kilometers from the sea on the Cape Aspro ridge, and about 500 feet above sea level. The whole stretch is an absolutely gorgeous spot where the waves that softly lap up against a pebbled and sandy shoreline, partly cradled by the rocky cliffs that drop down to the sea, making the whole setting picture perfect. It is the administrative centre for the Pissouri District, and houses a delightful village square.

There are many charming taverns, restaurants, shops, bars, coffee shops, as well as entertainment facilities, several chapels, and an imposing and historical Gothic church. The area is quite popular with locals and tourists in the summer, but there’s always a quiet spot to be found, and the crowds don’t even come close to what you would come across in the main hubs of nearby Limassol or Paphos.

There are various theories on the origins of the village’s name, including the belief that it is derived from the resin (’pissa’) that comes from pitch pine, and was produced in the area during the Byzantine and Frankish period. It was originally known as ‘Piseeri’, and is also referred to as ‘Pisuri’ on old maps. At the village square, especially in summer you can relax, have a nice drink and enjoy the village's beauty! It provides a beautiful setting for the visitor who may enjoy the facilities and services offered by a variety of business units including restaurants, a diving centre, banks, pizzas, beauty parlours, supermarket, pubs as well as other services. Furthermore, the square is the main place where all the venues and events take place varying from festivals to traditional Cypriot nights.

Moreover, it is important to mention that the Community Council provides free wireless broadband to all locals and visitors. The community’s main goal and aim is to utilize at the maximum the current project in order to fulfill the different needs of the user by continuously upgrading the motive and role that has originally planned. Every September, a celebration is held in honour of Agios Andreas, whilst other annual summer and Easter events are held both in the village square and the open-air amphitheatre.

Pissouri beach is located on the southern point of the old village. It is standing out for its fine golden sand, multi-coloured small pebbles, moderate waves and generally for its crystal clear azure sea. Protected by Cape “Aspro” spectacular white cliffs, one on each side, Pissouri Beach reveals its unique, calm and peaceful profile. Its incomparable beauty, combined with the light and the white colour of the two cliffs, reflects a magnificent and a spectacular recreational hub for all the visitors. It avails the ideal beach extent (1500 m length, 90 m width) that can efficiently be used by all the bathers. Sports fans can waterski, windsurf, sail and paraglide. Bathers can also erect their own umbrellas and spend an enjoyable “day accommodation”. Pissouri beach is proud for its free coastal facilities use. Two changing rooms, toilets and shower points are provided for open use.

Moreover, an adequate number of fully -equipped lifeguards are patrolling the area, particularly in the summer season. All of these facilities ease the visitors “day accommodation” proving that Pissouri Beach avails a comfort, secure and vigorous infrastructure for bathers needs and satisfaction. A nearby public parking place encourages the effortless access to the beach. It has five public walking accesses spread all over the coast line. All the accesses are approaching the two elegant and relaxing 5-star luxurious beach hotels; Pissouri Beach Hotel and Columbia Resorts Hotel and the several nearby services and facilities as well, such as restaurants, bars, pizza places and a variety of shops where one can easily visit. Two of them are constructed for disabled people needs.It is notable to be pointed out that our Beach is annually awarded with Blue Flag, depicting its full compliance with the water quality standards, safety and the provision of services.

Pissouri is blessed with so many different types of accommodation that anybody should be able to find what they are looking for and therefore enjoy not only what Pissouri has to offer but because of our central location the whole of Cyprus is easily accessible!