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Pissouri, Cyprus

Luxury Pissouri Holidays

Age-old Cypriot charm

Pissouri

Tranquil Pissouri mixes peace and calm with authentic Cypriot charm, ideal for a relaxing holiday in the sun. Nestled between Limassol and Paphos, holidays in Pissouri are the perfect choice for families wanting to make amazing memories together, as well as couples looking for a romantic break away from the tourist crowds.

Perched on a hillside overlooking the sea and surrounded by fruit orchards and pretty vineyards, you can discover some of the best views of the island and its natural beauty from the town. Wander through the maze of cobbled alleys and witness delightful Cypriot architecture and charm, before heading to the central square where you can pick from a handful of quaint cafés and tavernas. Culture lovers will want to admire the magnificent Greek Orthodox Church dating back to the 19th century.

If you’re planning a Pissouri holiday during the summer, be sure not to miss the vibrant festivals when the town comes alive with dancing, meze and Cypriot festivities. Down below, the lower part of town is home to a horseshoe shaped sand and shingle bay which is ideal for catching some rays.

Enjoy the authentic culture on Pissouri

The sleepy village of Pissouri, perched on the majestic white cliffs, enjoys an upmarket, authentic atmosphere away from the crowds combined with a touch of elegance and class. Foodies will love the town’s many excellent restaurants and tavernas where you can select from fresh seafood and appetising specialities of the area, all home cooked to order. Visitors can also enjoy a true sense of traditional Cyprus and an insight into its rich history, which features in Pissouri’s spectacular cultural attractions. The highlight is the striking amphitheatre where you can enjoy exceptional events and concerts during the summer.

Pissouri is also within easy access of the birthplace of Aphrodite and her temple, where you can witness the famous Aphrodite’s rock first hand, where she is said to have risen out of the water. Pissouri is the ideal spot to escape the busy routines of everyday life and relax in the friendly, traditional atmosphere the town has to offer. Sovereign will create the perfect holiday for you, based around luxurious accommodation and the many facilities on offer in the local area.

Karen Knight

There are two parts to Pissouri, one down near the beach and another up in the hills. Visit the upper part for fantastic views, traditional Cypriot houses and some great tavernas in the village square.

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Annick Barbaria

The famous Aphrodite's Rock - where the goddess is said to have risen from the sea - is only a short drive from Pissouri. There's a great lookout point where you can park the car and take photos of the rock and the rugged coastline.

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Columbia Beach Resort

Cyprus, Pissouri
Typical Costs
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Bottle of beer
€2-4.50
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Bus
€1.50 one way
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Cup of coffee
€2.50-5
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Glass of wine
€3-7.50
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Main course
€12-20
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Small souvenir
€2
Transfer Time

Transfer time from Paphos airport to Pissouri is approximately 20 minutes.

When to go

Cyprus has Greek island-style summers that warm up quickly, with temperatures sticking in the low 20s around April and May. In the middle of summer, highs are well into the 30s, and you can still get away with great beach weather (in the slightly more comfortable 20s) around September and October. Cyprus doesn’t get particularly cold; things hover in the late teens throughout winter, with the odd rain shower.

Visa Information

Visas are not required for UK citizens travelling to Cyprus.

Tipping

Most restaurants and hotel bills will include a 10% tip, so you don’t have to tip wait staff or bar staff. Even still, extra tips are always appreciated, especially if you received good service. Taxi drivers appreciate a tip; aim for about 10% of the fare.

Introduction to languages

The official languages of Cyprus are Turkish and Greek. English is widely spoken too, so getting by is easy.

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