Pissouri is a delightful village some thirty kilometres to the west of Limassol, and is situated on a hill overlooking the lovely Cape Aspro. Some 4km or so from the town itself, the stunning Columbia Beach Resort enjoys an enviable location in Pissouri Bay.
The landscape surrounding Pissouri is green, verdant and attractive, and the village itself has a population of around 1100 people, about half of whom are Cypriots, but with a significant British population. However, the true Cypriot character of Pissouri has been retained, and it is still very much a working village of farmers and smallholding owners who till the land much as their forefathers did for centuries.
The village contains a mixture of local shops such as mini-supermarkets and gift shops, plus there's an excellent choice of locally themed tavernas, international restaurants and welcoming bars – and with so many places serving food and drink, the competition is fierce so the cuisine is of exceptional quality. In the heart of Pissouri is an attractive village square, where there are three banks that can deal with domestic and foreign currency. Close to the village is a lovely curved sand-and-shingle beach, where the waters are still and tranquil – and this, combined with the gentle, easy-going nature of the village, makes Pissouri a charming and attractive destination for all the family.
Pissouri Holiday Highlights
Check out the choice of beach tavernas, clean and safe waters, plus summer water sports
A few miles along the coast to the west is the legendary birthplace of the goddess Aphrodite
During Wednesday nights in summer, 'Cyprus Nights' take place in the traffic-free village square, with dancing and music
Enjoy the views! To the east, it's possible to see the countryside and shoreline all the way to Limassol; to the north, the whole of the Troodos mountain range is visible, including Mount Olympus - at more than 6,000 feet, the highest mountain on the island
Pissouri village church of Apostle Andrea – step in and enjoy the cool, peaceful atmosphere; see the beautifully carved wooden icon stand
Come any time of year and it's always a lively village – this is where many Cypriots come on Sundays!
5* luxury at the family friendly Columbia Beach Resort