Goddesses and theatre
Culture is rich in Pissouri, and you’ll see it for yourself once you reach the town’s amphitheatre – a place where Shakespearean sonnets and local dances blend before your eyes. There’s a gorgeous sweeping view of the surrounding hinterlands around this special place, but don’t think that’s the only highlight.
Head west out of the village and you’ll encounter the legendary Aphrodite’s Rock, where the goddess was first said to have risen from the waves.
But if you instead head up to the heights of Cape Aspro, you’ll be 800 feet above everything else and the expanses of Cyprus will stretch away beneath you. On a clear day, you’ll be able to see all the way to Limassol, as well as admiring the grand majesty of the Troodos mountains.
Flavours of tradition
The quiet small-town feel hasn’t stopped Pissouri growing to accommodate some of the best food on the island, and you’ll have a great selection of meals and treats to tickle your taste buds during your stay.
The true flavours of Cyprus are best represented in tavernas like Saffron and Kamares, with their Mediterranean arches and open dining areas. Coffees and cake are in ample supply elsewhere, together with smoothies. For wines, cocktails or a good old-fashioned pint, there are pubs such as the Iron Horse or the Grape & Grain.
Nobody’s going to go hungry on this trip, especially considering that famous Cypriot tradition of big portions and good times over a good meal.
Just because it’s laid-back, doesn’t mean you’re going to be bored – Pissouri has plenty to keep the more active among you out and about while sunbathers and spa lovers recline in luxury. Cycling is a good option, with bike rentals available throughout the year.
The reputation of holiday packages to Cyprus being ideal for watersports and diving enthusiasts is well backed up in Pissouri, with lots of opportunities to cruise the waves or explore beneath the sea. The friendly professionals can accommodate everyone, from first timers to experienced hobbyists, so don’t be shy about making a splash.
Feeling the heat
For a spot of exploration, you’ve got short drives to both Paphos and Limassol during your stay at Pissouri, which means you’ve got a quiet place to retreat to when you’re done exploring those classical cities. You’ll find plenty to do for a day out in Limassol, as well as exciting things in Paphos.
But whether you’re staying in Pissouri for the adventure or for the relaxation, one thing is certain – you won’t be taking your thermals on Cyprus holidays. Temperatures in the summer months will soar up to and beyond 30°C, while even the winter season will rarely dip below 15°C.
However you choose to spend your time, and whenever best suits you to go, you can rest assured that there’ll be plenty of sunshine every step of the way.