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Introduction

Pissouri is the perfect setting for a more traditional holiday. Pissouri is located in the southwestern part of the island of Cyprus. Although there has been tourism here for many years, Pissouri still retains its traditional feel. Pissouri Village is set in the hills above the bay and clusters round a traditional village square. Pissouri Village is a lovely place to visit in the evenings, with its selection of traditional tavernas and little shops. Once a week a traditional Cyprus night is held in the square, with live music and dancing. Pissouri Bay is down the hillside, about a four minute drive from the village. There are several tavernas and shops at the beach, and a range of watersports are also available here.

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Sights and Activities

  • Pissouri Bay
  • Aphrodite's Birthplace

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Events and Festivals

During summer traditional taverns organize the so called "Cyprus nights" in the Pissouri village square with dancing and music. This is a great way to mingle with the locals and discover Cyprus music and dance.

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Getting There

After leaving the airport, head towards Lemesos. Follow the signs for the A5 Motorway to Lemesos (Limassol) NOT the A2 to Lefkosia(Nicosia). Take the A5 to Lemesos and this road will join the A1 and take you right through Lemesos (Limassol) over several flyovers. At this point you will begin to see signs for Paphos.This same road then becomes the A6. Keep going on this Motorway until you reach a tunnel. After the tunnel look out for and take the turn off to Pissouri Bay. It should take about 20 minutes to this sign from Lemesos.

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Eat

There is a variety of restaurants and taverns that offer local traditional food.

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Drink

Lots of bars to drink. Watch out from zivania which is a strong spirit.

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Sleep

PropertyAddressTypePopularity
Himonas Apartments Pissouri Bay5 Ampelonon Street Pissouri BayGUESTHOUSE-

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Keep Connected

Internet

Internet access is increasingly available in tourist centres in the form of internet cafés and side rooms equipped with monitors. Prices vary, so shop about. €2 an hour seems average, but you can do better. Many cafés now offer free wi-fi access and hotels and resorts often offer Internet access to their guests.

Phone

See also: International Telephone Calls

The country calling code to Cyprus is: 357. To make an international call from Cyprus, the code is: 00

Fixed-line telephone in Cyprus is provided by Cyta, an independent (but government-owned) company and PrimeTel; both provide packages for home and business usage. Cyta public phones are in all towns, villages, ports and airports. There are three types of public telephones, coinphones, outdoor cardphones and indoor cardphones. All public phones can be used for local and international calls. Cardphones accept payment by Telecards, which are available in various denominations. They can be purchased at banks, post offices, souvenir shops, kiosks and CytaShops.

Mobile cellular telephones are available from major retailers and phone shops. If coming to Cyprus with a phone from another country, it may be possible to use it in Cyprus if the frequency band is the same (GSM 900/1800; UMTS 2100). The most economical way to make and receive calls will likely be to purchase a SIM card in Cyprus. All incoming calls are free and local calls are charged at a local rate.

Post

Cyprus Postal Services is the postal operator of Cyprus and operate the government-operated Post Office. A legacy of British colonial rule is the use of pillar boxes (mail boxes) with the initials of the British monarch, although after independence they were painted yellow. It offers relatively cheap but not extremely efficient and reliable services. Post offices in Cyprus are generally open from 07:30am to 1:30pm. In some districts the post offices are also open in the afternoon. If you want to send a package, you will be better of using companies like DHL, UPS or TNT.

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