This attractive, quiet rural resort is ideally located for those who wish to escape the crowds yet enjoy exploring.
This quiet resort is situated midway between Paphos and Limassol making it the ideal location for those who wish to escape the crowds. This south-facing village, set high up on the hillside about 1,000 feet above the sea, commands the most magnificent view of some 20 miles of Mediterranean coastline. Surrounded by vineyards and beautiful scenery the resort offers a small selection of tavernas serving excellent local cuisine.
Who holidays in Pissouri?
Pissouri holidays are perfect for couples and families wishing to escape the crowds.
Some of the island's most famous historical sites are within easy driving distance from Pissouri with the resorts of Limassol and Paphos approximately a 35 minute drive away. For those who like a round or two of golf, the Aphrodite Hills Golf Club is just a short drive away. Car hire is a must to enable you to make the most of this delightful island and this picturesque resort enables you to relax in idyllic surroundings. Watersports are available from the jetty.
In Pissouri village, where almost everyone speaks English, one can enjoy the friendly atmosphere and savour the relaxed and stress free life of the village.
- Delightful and picturesque
- Famous historical sites
- Excellent local cuisine
Things To Do
During your holidays in Pissouri you can participate in a wonderful array of activities:
Watersports: Water Sports All sorts of beach activities from water and jet skiing to windsurfing and pedal boating are catered for along the coast. Both the beaches backing onto hotels and those further afield provide equipment hire.
Diving: There are over forty different dive sites in Cyprus. The best way to find out more is to visit one of the area's dive centres. Around Latchi and Akamas you will find the best scuba-diving available anywhere in Cyprus, with crystal clear water and no tides or strong currents to worry about.
Cycling: Cyprus is a natural mountain-biking place. Its terrain offers many opportunities for exciting mountain-biking in different tracks, making the island a paradise for the sport's fans. Due to the excellent weather conditions prevailing on the island, cycling sports can be enjoyed almost throughout the year.
Hiking: The Akamas peninsular, to the north of Paphos, provides an excellent area for walking as it has been virtually untouched by tourism and development. Further afield, numerous interesting walks can be found among the breathtaking Troodos mountains.
Golf: Cyprus is quickly getting a reputation as the latest holiday Mecca for golfers. There are two 18-hole courses only a short drive from Paphos. The Tsada Golf Club near Tsada village is the oldest in Cyprus and is set in the grounds of a twelfth century monastery. The Aphrodite Hills Golf Club is slightly further away, about 18 kms east of Paphos.
Skiing: Skiing for the winter lovers. Cyprus is also becoming established as a destination for winter sports. In Cyprus, snow-skiing can be enjoyed on the slopes of Mount Olympus (1951 metres a.s.l.), from the beginning of January to the end of March. Mount Olympos is only 3 kms, from Troodos hill resort.
Pissouri Amphitheatre: With a capacity of 800 seats, perfect acoustics and amazing views across Pissouri towards the sea this a great place to take in one of the many performances ranging from music concerts to theatre.
Things To See
Pissouri holidays offer the perfect opportunity to discover the Cypriot history and culture, you are perfectly positioned to discover the ancient sites that are sure to make your holiday to Pissouri a memorable one. Visit the Amathus which is one of the ancient Kingdom of Cyprus where numerous tombs have been found. The Kolossi Castle is a fine example of military architecture originally constructed in the 13th century, and subsequently rebuilt in the form it is now, in the middle of the 15th century. The Kourion is also an important ancient city kingdom, and one of the more interesting and spectacular archaeological sites on the island with excavations still bringing new treasures to light.
Book an Excursion for Fun Peyia Holidays
Ensure your holidays to Peyia are extra special by booking one of our wonderful excursions, we have a range of trips and days out that have been selected to cater for everyone's interests. Some of our most popular excursions are:-
Cairo by Air: Less than one hour away by flight, a wealth of history awaits you in the land of the Pharaohs, Egypt. See one of the few remaining seventh wonders of the world the pyramids, treat yourself to some unique bargains at the largest Souk in the middle East Khan El Khalli. See the original death mask of the boy king Tutankhamen completely crafted from Solid gold. Cruise on the famous river Nile through the cosmopolitan city of Cairo. Surprise your friends with a postcard from Egypt during your holiday in Cyprus.
Troodos Jeep Safari: An exploration trip to the green heart of Cyprus in a 4x4 Land Rover defender. Travelling through rugged hills and valleys, various picturesque villages and pine forests reaching some of the most remote places on the island.
Paphos & Ancient Curium: Relax and enjoy a pleasant journey to the ancient City of Curium with its breathtaking amphitheatre. Stop at the legendary Rock of Aphrodite. Visit the picturesque harbour of Paphos lined with local fishing boats and cafes. Discover the best preserved mosaics in the Mediterranean at the House of Dionysos and marvel at the Church of St Paul's Pillar.
Famagusta: Visit the 'sleepy town' with its many hidden treasures - the city of Famagusta with fine medieval architecture. A highlight is Othello's tower and the so-called 'Ghost Town' of Famagusta! Visit Salamis, once the most important city in Cyprus. Truly unforgettable.
Kyrenia: For the first time in more than 30 years take advantage of this fantastic day out to northern Cyprus. View the last divided city in the world and cross the 'green line'. Time stands still at the picturesque port of Kyrenia. The medieval fort, the small houses and narrow streets invite you to enjoy a leisurely stroll. Some things just shouldn't be missed.
Village Culture Donkey Riding: Saddle up and join us on this unique experience, especially designed for those who wish to capture the original spirit of Cyprus. Sample some of the wine, 'Zivania', and try some local delicacies before mounting your personal donkey to enjoy a ride through the countryside. BBQ, dancing - a great day out for all ages! Cyprus Night with a twist.
Grand Tour Kykkos: A scenic and beautiful area of the island, cameras are a must! Visit the richest monastery in Cyprus, the world renowned Kykkos. Stop off at Lefkara, famous for its lace and silverware. Free wine tasting, panoramic views and breathtaking scenery. A perfect day out!!
For further information and to secure your place on all the above exciting days and nights out, see your Olympic representative in the resort. The best time to book would be at the Welcome Get Together on the day after arrival.