Pissouri – A jewel in the centre of two cities
Explored by foot or by bike, Pissouri and the surrounding villages are at once captivating and inspiring, with the azure seascape and lush forests giving way to natural wonders like “Petra tou Romiou”, the alleged birthplace of the legendary goddess of love, Aphrodite, and manmade wonders such as Byzantine and Orthodox churches, which display fine examples of religious frescos.
Centrally located between Limassol and Pafos Towns, Pissouri is abundant with organic beauty and beautiful landscapes, populated by a diverse range of flora and fauna. The rolling, verdant land is home to many colourful orchids and the richness of the soil provides wonderful growing conditions for many other flowers, trees and a multitude of crops. Nature lovers can wander tirelessly in the foothills of the majestic countryisde, and a stroll along the blue flag beach divulges a tireless, breath-taking sight of Pissouri’s cerulean waters meeting the foothills of dramatic white-washed cliffs.
Home to approximately one thousand residents, the traditional village of Pissouri, with its quaint and winding streets, offers a glimpse of Cyprus’ inimitable culture and heritage. The village, located on the top of a hill, boasts a vibrant community intertwined with shops, services and stone-built houses. The central square is dominated by a beautiful church at its heart, and a short walk will reveal a multi-functional cultural centre and an open-air amphitheatre which often stages local and international shows and plays.
Pissouri can easily be characterised as one of the most remarkable tourist areas of Cyprus, as it combines mountain and sea, offers all the amenities for a pleasant stay , all within a short drive from five star hotels and resorts, two 18-hole international championship golf courses and less that ten minutes from the Pafos International Airport.