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Pissouri

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Pissouri (Greek: Πισσούρι) [1] is a small coastal village located west of Limassol. It's the last village one meets when travelling from Limassol to Paphos.

Understand[edit]

Pissouri’s administrative area is the third biggest in Limassol District. The main settlement of Pissouri is situated about three kilometres away from the bay named Cape Aspro, and is built on the side of a green hill. The settlement, strangely, is placed in the middle of Pissouri’s territory.

Now they are two distinct communities, Pissouri Village area and Pissouri Bay area. The total permanent population is said to reach around 1100 people, about half of whom are Cypriots, the rest foreigners, mainly British, residents and visitors.

There is a more detailed wikipedia article here

Get in[edit]

By Car[edit]

Paphos International Airport (PFO) is located 30km west of the village (30 minutes drive) and is a vibrant hub with many low cost company flights (like easyjet, ryanair, jetair, etc.). Access from the airport to the village can be achieved either by car (many major car rental companies have offices in the airport) or by taxi.

The easiest way to access the village is through highway A6 connecting Limassol to Paphos. When travelling from Limassol to Paphos on A6 one first meets the exit Pissouri Bay leading directly to the Pissouri Bay area through local roads. Continuing towards Paphos, exit Pissouri is located leading to the main village area. The old road connecting Limassol to Paphos B6 passes from the area of the village called Stathmos.

When travelling from Paphos to Limassol on A6 only the exit Pissouri is accessible. One should take this exit and follow the old B6 road towards Pissouri Bay to access the beach area.

Get around[edit]

Pissouri bay at dusk

The two main areas are:

  1. Main village area
  2. Beach area

By Car[edit]

In the main village there exist some public parking areas one can leave the car and walk in the main village. As an old village, the roads are narrow. Locals tend to park on the side of the street making them even more narrow. It is not advised trying to tour the village by car. The main local roads are well detailed on Google Maps

By Taxi[edit]

Some tourists prefer to stay in the beach area and come to the main village for a drink or food. It is usual (and prudent after a few drinks) for them to get a taxi at night to return to their houses. There are several taxi services which you can call at any time of the day. Most local restaurants and pubs can provide you with phone numbers.

On Foot[edit]

Going around in the village area on foot is advised. Although the village roads are a bit hilly, it is not so hard to navigate through the village on foot. The beach area is also very nice for walking. It is flat and rather small.

Travelling from one area to the other on foot is not advised. Although the distance is moderate (3.8 km), there are no clear pedestrian streets, the road is up-hill and during summer time temperatures could rise up to 45°C. If you decide to walk the distance do it early in the morning or late in the afternoon, take enough water and a mobile phone.

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