A steep road twists uphill from Pissouri Bay to the older and larger settlement of Pissouri; a traditional Cypriot village of higgledy-piggledy whitewashed houses nestled in the hillside around a cobbled pedestrian square – the venue for all village events.
We are delighted that Friday’s village evening of traditional bouzouki music and costume dance will be back in Pissouri Square for July, August and September. This attracts locals and visitors from far and wide in a buzzing communal celebration.
To be at the heart of the action, plan ahead and book a table at Platea or O’Vrakas for their huge meze dinner. Or dine elsewhere and join in with the entertainment afterwards. If you are staying without a car, it’s worth taking a taxi up to the village for the evening.
Outside peak season you can visit Platea for their popular indoor Cyprus Nights… also featuring Greek and Cypriot dancing, bouzouki music, belly dancing and a disco.
Village Contrasts: Old and New
A meander among the maze of donkey-width side streets reveals the ‘real’ Cyprus; terracotta pots brimming with geraniums, ancient peeling doors, and fabulous sea glimpses.
Pissouri’s modern amphitheatre has a programme of events throughout the summer. A magical experience if one coincides with your stay.
Pissouri Village Amenities
Bunch of Grapes: good family-run restaurant with lovely courtyard in the heart of the village – varied menu
Hill View: quality restaurant with extensive menu and fantastic views of Akrotiri Bay – highly recommended!
Steakhouse by Michael: quality restaurant opened June 2017 (in former Olympus Palace premises) – quickly receiving praise for food, service and ambience – booking needed
Two Friends: good Cypriot restaurant – try their fillet of pork and owner’s organic wine
Moonlight Tavern: good value Cypriot restaurant – out of season half-price offers
The Plaice: beautiful fish and chip restaurant – fab fish platter – also afternoon teas, and à la carte menu
Delizie Café: on B6 between village and Bay – tasty light bites, great views, (car wash and hair salon next door)
Panorama Lounge: new coffee shop at the Multicultural Centre – with the most spectacular views
Pissouriana: friendly bar with outdoor pool – sociable TV sports viewing
Pissouri Spa: massage therapy (Indian head, Swedish, Thai), reflexology, facials and beauty treatments from Helena
Papantoniou: excellent large supermarket/hypermarket with butchery, fish counter, delicatessen and bakery. (Plus home store, clothing and holiday goods upstairs.) Open 08:00 – 20:00 daily (including Sundays), or later in high season.
Amphitheatre: a fabulous modern venue for music, theatre and dance performances – don’t miss a brilliant tribute act show if you get the chance –