Pissouri is a seaside village located in Limassol district (thirty kilometres westwards of Limassol’s centre), between Limassol and Pafos. Pissouri’s administrative area is the third biggest in Limassol District. The main settlement of Pissouri is situated about three kilometres away from the bay named Cape Aspro, and is built on the side of a green hill. The settlement, strangely, is placed in the middle of Pissouri’s territory.
Now they are two distinct communities, Pissouri Village Area and Pissouri Bay Area. The total permanent population is said to reach around 1100 people, about half of whom are Cypriots, the rest foreigners, mainly British residents and visitors.
Some of the guide books about Cyprus devote a sentence to Pissouri, some even devote a paragraph to the village and its small beach resort. None of them do justice to the unique character and attractiveness of Pissouri to the visitor and holiday maker. the Cypriot character has been retained, it is still very much a working village of farmers, some of whom have now become involved in farming tourists with varying degrees of success.
Its very Cypriot character is what attracts the visitor, holiday maker and expatriate residents. Fortunately this is recognised by many of those in the village. From time to time fears are expressed that too rapid development will see another Agia Napa spring up from the vineyards of Pissouri and be built here - but this will not happen - at least for many decades. The character of the beach resort and the village is assured.
Visitors can find almost anything they want in Pissouri - there are several shops and just every need is available. As far as tavernas, restaurants and bars are concerned, there is an amazing number and variety - and they are all good, serving food and drink of exceptional quality. There are also three banks' branches in Pissouri village's central square.
In the Pissouri community the visitor would show great interest to come across with some elements from history as much as for the historical and big church of Apostle Andreas, as for the small old churches of the community.
Visiting the church and chapels, in an excursion style, he would feel proud, satisfied and excited about the fact that he had met closely , the size of beauty, the charm and the religious devotion of those who lived and created these holy monuments of Christianity , of Glory and culture in this beautiful and hospitable community .