Pissouri is a village located in the southwestern corner of the Greek-speaking side of Cyprus. Situated halfway between Limassol and Paphos, it is easily accessible by flying into either Paphos or Larnaca International Airport and then taking one of the convenient shuttle buses.
Pissouri is definitely not your typical Mediterranean resort city bustling with tourism and crazy nightlife. Instead, visitors arrive here in search of a place of tranquility where they can experience the authentic Mediterranean lifestyle. With vast farmlands producing grapes, almonds, carbob, wheat, and barley as well as cattle grazing over the grassy area to provide the famous Cypriot dairy products, such as sheep and goat yogurt and the halumni cheese, life here is simple and in harmony with the environment. Sitting on one of the cobble-stoned town squares of the area, you can step back in time and enjoy an atmosphere that you can only find in this corner of the world.
Much of the charm of the region comes from its excellent geographical location -- with the beach on one side and the Cape Aspro ridge towering above the coastline, there is lots to do here for lovers of active holidays. The shore offers excellent scuba diving and water-skiing facilities, while jet skis, sailboats, and kayaks are also available for rent. The numerous hiking trails that lead visitors to some breathtaking views can be completed on foots or by bike, with bikes available for rent all over the village.
However, the place does not lack entertainment facilities either. Over the summer months, the local tavernas hold excellent Cypriot nights where the best local food, outstanding hospitality, and traditional shows merge to provide a memorable night out. Moreover, the Pissouri Amphitheatre, perched on the eastern slope of the Cape Aspro ridge, holds a variety of dance, music, and theatre performances against the dramatic scenery of the bay, which is an experience you will never forget.
A stay at a Pissouri hostel can be an affordable way to experience the sights of the area. You should be able to find a Pissouri hostel to suit your budget, taste, and standards.
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