Cypriot Pissouri

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.

Pissouri Square – the heart of the village

Cyprus Night

Cyprus Night in Pissouri Square

It remains to be seen whether Friday’s village evening of traditional bouzouki music and costume dance will be happening in Pissouri Square during the peak summer months. We, along with locals and visitors have spent many happy evenings enjoying this 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.

If the village event is not held in Pissouri Square, visit Platea instead for their popular indoor version of Cyprus Night… 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: superior family-run restaurant with lovely courtyard in the heart of the village – varied menu

Hill View: fine dining with extensive menu and fantastic views over the village to Akrotiri Bay – highly recommended!

Steakhouse by Michael: quality restaurant perfect for a special celebration – great food, service and ambience – booking needed

Two Friends: good Cypriot restaurant – try their fillet of pork and owner’s organic wine

Moonlight Tavern: value Cypriot restaurant – out of season half-price offers

Delizie Café: on B6 between village and Bay – tasty light bites, great views, (car wash and hair salon next door)

Panorama Lounge: coffee shop and bar 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 well-stocked large supermarket with butchery, fish counter, delicatessen and bakery. (Plus home store, clothing and holiday goods upstairs.) Open 08:00 – 20:00 daily (including Sundays and most bank holidays), 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.

Pissouri Square Photo Sphere

Pissouri Square – Spherical Image – RICOH THETA

Pissouri Amphitheatre Photo Sphere

Pissouri amphitheatre – Spherical Image – RICOH THETA
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