About – Pissouri Village
Pissouri Village - Our Picturesque Neighbour
Googlemap Location: Pissouri Village Square
Googlemap Location: Pissouri Bay
Pissouri is a quiet, traditional and very picturesque village around a 15 minute drive from Aphrodite Hills, towards Limassol. Pissouri is considered as having two areas; the village (with gorgeous village square) and the bay (with a wonderful beach).
The village itself sits on a hillside, facing the south offering wonderful views of the Mediterranean Sea, as well as the Troodos mountains. In the heart of the village you can find the lovely cobble-floored village square which has a beautiful fountain, enclaved by a selection of lovely tavernas and bars. We recommend parking near the village square and taking some time to meander around the village, in and out of its little winding narrow streets, where you can get a real sense of Cypriot life – the village houses with courtyards and abundance of local plants are lovely to see, and the quiet nature of the village is really refreshing, it’s like taking a trip back in time.
Other highlights in the village include:
* Apostle Andrea Gothic-style Church: in the village square
* Pissouri Amphitheatre: near the village square. Entertainment events run throughout the year here and are a wonderful experience if you get the chance to attend; the modern amphitheatre has a gorgeous view of the sunset and sea, made even more magical by live music under the stars.
* Cape Aspro: the stunning Cape that sweeps from Pissouri towards Aphrodite’s Rock (roughly 500 feet high). This area is one of the most stunning in Cyprus, with limestone cliffs dropping into the vast Mediterranean Sea. If you are a walker, then the view of Cape Aspro can be enjoyed on the Genesis Nature Trail, starting up in the village near the residential area known as ‘Pine Bay’.
* Cyprus Nights: normally hosted every Friday in the village square throughout summer season. This is a really entertaining way of enjoying and learning about Cypriot Culture with traditional food, music and dancing.
Pissouri Bay is home to Pissouri Beach, a beautiful pebble beach enclosed by stunning white limestone cliffs, which we definitely recommend our guests visit during their stay in Cyprus. The beach hosts plenty of sunbeds and parasols, as well as a great choice of watersports – whether you’re into adrenaline rushed jet skiing or a relaxed kayak, this is a beautiful spot from which to enjoy all varieties of fun in the sea. A day at the beach here is a wonderful way to spend time, with lots of little shops and restaurants to get your ice creams and refreshments from, some on the beaches edge, some on the main road running parallel to the beach.
Walkers can also enjoy exploring Cape Aspro from here, on the Cape Aspro Nature Trail starting near the Columbia Beach Hotel at the far end of the bay.
Whether you choose to visit the village or the bay, or both, make sure you read our Eating Out Guide for Pissouri Village and Eating Out Guide for Pissouri Bay for ideas on the best eateries around.
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