A beautiful oasis in the sparkling Mediterranean, Cyprus’s culture is a cross between Asia and Europe. Gothic churches and stunning mosques, fresh seafood and local meat, golden coast and rugged countryside all make up the island’s dual nature. This is all reflected in the beautiful town of Pissouri. Divided into Pissouri Village and Pissouri Bay, there’s something to suit every holidaymaker’s needs. Families will enjoy the modern amenities such as a Blue Flag beach and activities such as water sports or horse riding. Couples will fall in love with the vibrant atmosphere, delicious food and beautiful wine. Party animals are just a stone’s throw from cosmopolitan Limassol, where they can enjoy a low-key night out. For wilder tastes, party town Ayia Napa is also less than an hour away, in case you feel the urge to jump on a booze cruise or dance the night away.
Surrounded by vineyards and the striking Troodos mountains, Pissouri is a town that combines natural beauty with all the fun and relaxation of a Mediterranean resort. Holidaymakers from all walks of life will find a sun-drenched home away from home in this beautiful island halfway across Europe and Asia.
Pissouri Bay is the liveliest of the two sides of Pissouri. Unlike the charming village, here you won’t find cobbled streets and independent boutiques. But you will fall in love with stunning views of the Mediterranean stretching into the distance. Families from all shapes and sizes and couples will especially enjoy staying in this lively resort, with enough to do to keep everyone entertained – even the most stubborn of little ones.Pissouri Village
For holidaymakers who want to get off the beaten track, Pissouri Village is perfect to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life. The picturesque village is a testament to Cypriot history and culture, with winding cobbled streets and breath-taking views of the countryside, including the Troodos mountains and Mount Olympus. Stay here and enjoy a taste of local life and local fare at the tavernas lining the main square, and sample some wine made in the vineyards surrounding the town.Limassol
Located just 20 minutes away from Pissouri is a bustling cosmopolitan hub of arts and culture. Foodies, self-confessed urbanites and couples will enjoy staying in Limassol, where you can enjoy the beauty of the coast while experiencing Cyprus’s rich history and culture. It has lots of beaches at its feet and even more opportunities to sightsee.
Exploring PissouriSoak up the sun
There are plenty of beautiful beaches within Pissouri’s reach, and most of them hold the European Blue Flag Award. Pissouri beach, which is easily accessible if you stay in the Bay area, not only holds the coveted guarantee of clear waters and great amenities, but is surrounding by beautiful greenery. A mix of pebbles and sand, it also hosts plenty of water sports and is the starting point of diving excursions. Closer to Limassol are the famous Governor’s beach, which is worth a visit for the sparkling Mediterranean alone, and the man-made Peninsula beach – great to unwind after a morning of shopping in the city.Fun at Pissouri Amphitheatre
The stunning Amphitheatre close to Cape Astro is a hub of arts and culture that attracts Cypriots and tourists alike. It’s a great spot to mingle and enjoy some local music or a classic play usually surrounded by delicious food and even more delicious wine. We definitely recommend it.Enjoy the ride
Alexandros Riding Stables is the perfect place for families to enjoy a little riding fun in the heart of Pissouri’s countryside. The horse ranch is a home to breed horses, former racehorses and Cypriot ponies, so there’s a mount to suit every level – and personality! An off the beaten track way to enjoy Cyprus, children will love it.Hike from Pissouri Bay to Cape Astro
Nature lovers and twitchers will love this breath taking nature trail. The rugged scenery of Cyprus is complemented by the crystal-clear Mediterranean, sparkling at the foot of Cape Astro’s chalk cliffs. Bring your camera, it’s the perfect place to snap away!
Much like Cyprus’s unique location, its cuisine is a cross of Asian and European influences. Greek flavours and Middle Eastern influences make up the island’s delicious fare, sprinkled with a heavy dose of Mediterranean charm. From meze to halloumi, there’s plenty to enjoy. We recommend trying a tasty souvaki, some lamb kleftiko or a traditional rabbit stifado. Famous in Pissouri are also the local table grapes and carob. Those with a sweet tooth won’t want to miss Ekmek Kadayif.Pissouri Restaurants
From the tavernas hiding in the cobbled streets of Pissouri village to the international eateries by Pissouri Bay, there’s something to suit even the fussiest of eateries. Expect fresh seafood, local wine and some delicious Greek and Middle Eastern food!
Kick back and relax with an unforgettable holiday to Pissouri. Holidaymakers from all walks of life will feel welcome in this beautiful Cypriot spot, with two vibrant areas perfect to suit every traveller’s needs.
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