Beautifully perched upon a panoramic hill, the sleepy town of Pissouori lies between the larger Cypriot cities of Limassol and Paphos, with an idyllic location between the two but far from the more cosmopolitan hustle and bustle of both. Now they are two distinct communities, Pissouri village and Pissouri Beach. The total population in the summer is said to reach around 1100 people, about half of whom are Cypriots, the rest foreign, mainly British, residents and visitors. The Pissouri area is famous for growing grapes, mainly in the valley between the main roads and the sea that leads to Pissouri Beach. Pissouri is nicely isolated from urban life but only about a 30 minute drive away from either Paphos or Limassol, for those who want to see a more cosmopolitan ambiance than Pissouri can offer.
The distinctive Cypriot character of this village has been retained as it is still very much a working village of farmers. It is ultimately this very Cypriot character that adds to the area's natural appeal and attracts the foreign visitor, holidaymaker and expatriate residents. In Pissouri there are several shops, and many tavernas, restaurants and bars serving food and drink of exceptional quality. There are also three banks' branches in Pissouri village's central square. While the motorway has brought Pissouri closer to the larger cities and resorts of Limassol and Paphos, the unique charm and character of the of the area is likely to be retained for many years as the village is pretty safe from massive tourist invasion.
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