Many people think the windy bay is all there is to Pissouri, but 3km up the road is the village of Pissouri. The traditional Cypriot village has and a fantastic nightlife, especially on Wednesday, when there are balancing acts and dancers in the square, adding to the amazing atmosphere in the town square.
Pissouri is a great all round kitesurfing holiday destination, as it offers lovely accommodation, strong winds, and a family friendly atmosphere. Generally the water is choppy, though the bay is more protected from wind driven swell, as the wind is lighter. But for advanced kiters, they only need to go out past the wind line for full force wind, and awesome jumping conditions.
The properties in Cyprus are built on the hillsides as its cooler in the summer, but also because they allow breathtaking views over the coast. Which is just how many of the hotels in Pissouri are built.
The people of Cyprus are known for being warm and welcoming. Though their native tongue is Greek, English is widely spoken all over the island. In a world where violence is ever increasing, the crime rate on the island is exceptionally low.
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Windsurfing season runs from April to early November, with the best months from June to August.
The windiest months are usually April, August and September when there's more than a 40 per cent chance of getting winds of Force 4 or more. But it's more complicated than that - if you look on the weekly forecast, you will see that the wind tends to increase in the afternoon. That is because thermals kick in around the Bay in the afternoons and usually blow at 3 pm to around 5.30 pm.
In April you might need a shortie wet-suit; by June it's warm enough just to sail in a rash vest and shorts. You will need an anti-UV rash vest and a factor 50 suntan lotion.
Other Water Sports
There are many different activities available for those who are more adventurous as well as those who simply want to relax and enjoy the beautiful sea. There are activities for all ages whether beginner or advanced as well as lessons for those keen to take up a new sport.
-Sailing boat hire
-Speed boat hire
It is also possible to rent high quality bicycles in Pissouri and follow existing cycle routes to discover the surrounding villages, coast and forests.
Cyprusoffers many beautiful unspoilt areas with rambling routes for those who enjoy walking along trails and discovering beautiful natural places. Nature lovers can enjoy abundant wildlife, foxes, hares, sea turtles, the shy Moufflon, not to mention the birds and hundreds of species of flowering Cyprus plants.
You can enjoy a wonderful golf day by playing the three championship level 18-hole courses which are located very nearby to Pissouri.
PissouriBayand the Village have banks and supermarkets. But we'd recommend you explore the old quarter in Limassol by following the motorway signs for the old habour. There's a fantastic bazaar offering locally made leather and lace you and you can even get a motorised barbeque or a new suit or leather jacket made to measure in one of the many little workshops.
Places to see
-A rich and vibrant history has bestowed Cyprus with many archaeological treasures from Roman times to Byzantine and Ancient Greek, including Curium (Kurion) Roman ampthitheatre and amazing mosaics in the Roman villa at Paphos port.
-Ladies Mile is a wild, windswept peninulsa which stretches like a finger into the sea for over 3kms.
-Turtle beach at Lara Bay in the Akamas beyond Paphos.
-Savas pottery on the coast road to Paphos
-Vineyards and wine shops in the hills including Pachna.
-The Troodos mountains - wonderful Alpine scenery
Pissouri is ideal for families especially for couples where one partner doesn't windsurf because there's such a brilliant hotel to relax in right on the beach. Pissouri is a quiet resort with warm clean sea and a blue flag beach.
Paphos airport is just 25 minutes by car from Pissouri.
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