Pissouri Area Guide

By January 28, 2016Area Guides, Cyprus Taxi

Cyprus Taxi arrange taxi and mini bus transfers from both Paphos and Larnaca airports to Pissouri.

Pissouri covers a large area stretching from the hills in the north to the sea in the south.

Pissouri village is perched on the hillside overlooking the sea about 4 kilometres inland from the beautiful, naturally sandy beach at Pissouri Bay. It is approximately 3 kilometres from Cape Aspro and is roughly half way between Limassol and Paphos with about 30 kilometres in each direction.

In Pissouri Village you will find the village square as the centre for village life with its coffee shop. The local tavernas serve lovely food and on summer evenings you can enjoy the weekly “Cyprus night”; a lively and popular treat of traditional dancing, music and food. There are also two banks at Pissouri Village square. Visitors can find almost anything they want in Pissouri – there are several shops catering for your every need.

The village also boasts a magnificent “Millenium” amphitheatre, seating 800, spectacularly set high up on the edge of the village with panoramic views towards Akrotiri and Limassol.

Pissouri Village has managed to retain its traditional Cypriot character while adapting successfully to welcome visitors.

To the south lies the beautiful Pissouri Bay, where hotels, bars, restaurants and tavernas contribute to a lively and friendly tourist location. Pissouri beach extends from Cape Aspro in the west and ends in the rocky area named “Mavrorotsos” at the eastern end of the beach. Protected by Cape Aspro, with its high vertical walls, it creates an admirable combination of mountain and sea that make it unique. The coast stretches west all the way to Aphrodite’s Rock. All around you can find the remains of the ancient history of Cyprus. You will be able to discover many of these fascinating sites and beautiful countryside by joining a local walking group. During recent years, great attention has been paid to the development of tourism in the area, especially at Pissouri Bay.

The beach area at Pissouri Bay has developed since the beginning of the 1980s from a jetty and one small taverna, into what it is today – an informal collection of excellent tavernas, a few shops, two banks, some apartments and one hotel. It is not an overdeveloped resort, as similar areas on Cyprus have become during the same two decades, but like Pissouri village, it has retained a Cypriot atmosphere. It is here that many Cypriots come on Sundays. The beach itself is clean, safe, and partly sandy and partly shingle, and there are some water sports available in the summer.

One big attraction for you not to miss is the Rock of Aphrodite. The Rock of Aphrodite is a few kilometres to the west of Pissouri village, and it is especially beautiful at sunset. Its Greek name is Petra tou Romiou or ‘The Rock of the Greek’.

Legend has it that Aphrodite, goddess of love and beauty, rose from the waves in this strikingly beautiful spot. There are several versions of the story of the goddess’s birth, but the most famous is that Aphrodite rose naked from the sea on a scallop shell. Blown by the wind, Aphrodite’s first stop was on the island of Cythera, but this was such a tiny island that Aphrodite kept moving and eventually got to Cyprus, where she began living in Paphos.

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