Local Area Information

Restaurants - Pissouri Bay

Il Buchetto - Italian trattoria (in Limanaki premises)

Artemis - traditional family-run Cypriot restaurant

Perry's - extensive menu, warm welcome

Pizza Venetto - friendly service, generous home-made pizzas, takeaways

Saffron - popular quality Indian restaurant, takeaways

Vineleaf Tavern - new fish and chips option, mega-portions - feel free to share! 

Columbia Hotels - choose from Bacchus, Apollo, Cape Aspro, Atrium

Kastro's - beautifully refurbished in stone former carob warehouses

Yialos Tavern - fish specialities and fantastic bay views

Captain's Bay, Ammos at Hylatio, Ampeli at Ampelohori

Pissouri Bay Café Bar - a warm welcome whether you visit for the tasty food, wide choice of drinks, TV sports or free WiFi - recommended!

Smoothie & Sweetie Take Away - desserts, smoothies, juices, health foods, gluten-free and dairy-free treats

Agamemnon, Old Customs House - beachside snacks

The Beach

The beach has been awarded a European Blue Flag for cleanliness and its facilities for 20 consecutive years. Ramps give access for wheelchairs and pushchairs, and a concrete path runs along the rear of the sands. There are free changing rooms, toilets and showers. The beach itself is a mixture of sand and shingle.

There is safe bathing in the bay, with lifeguards operating a flag system in the summer months. A wide variety of water sports is available. We particularly recommend Chris Watersports run by our friendly and professional next door neighbours Jeff and Mo - who also provide free WiFi at your sun lounger. For the truly adventurous, book a flyboard lesson to jet-propel you 30 feet above the waves.

From July to September small sections of the beach may be cordoned off to protect turtle nests (see photo). If you're very lucky you may even witness a hatching!

For Holidaymakers

There are two minimarkets selling groceries, postcards, holiday supplies, international newspapers, Cypriot handicrafts, souvenirs, novels, maps and travel guides.

Learn to SCUBA dive with Pissouri Bay Divers

Kembali Diving also offer SCUBA courses, plus bike hire

Order bespoke jewellery from silversmith Gemma at Bay Jewellery

Arrange kite-surfing with Cyprus Wind

Columbia Resort Spa provides numerous pampering treatments

Treat yourself to a manicure, pedicure, reflexology or massage at Svetlana's Hair and Nail Salon

Tarantos Car Rentals (based at Ampelohori) is one of several local car hire providers

Perry's Travel can organise trips within Cyprus or tours to Egypt

Pissouri Bay Café Bar - friendly service, great food, fantastic cocktails, Internet TV sports - UK football, F1, Moto GP

Grape and Grain Bar - new (Sept 2015) - hot and cold drinks, occasional snacks, pizza (from next door) and TV sports, attractive outdoor courtyard

Pissouri Village

Bunch of Grapes - family-run restaurant with lovely courtyard in the heart of the village

Hill View - quality restaurant with extensive menu and fantastic views of Akrotiri Bay - highly recommended!

Two Friends - good Cypriot restaurant - try their fillet of pork and owner's organic wine

Moonlight Tavern - good value Cypriot restaurant - look out for their half-price offers

The Plaice - beautiful new fish and chip restaurant

Pissouriana - friendly bar with outdoor pool - sociable atmosphere for viewing football and other TV sports

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).

Local Buses

Further info: Cyprus by Bus

Pissouri Bay - Pissouri Village

Local Shuttle (20 min). Look out for a white and blue Toyota minibus.

Il Buchetto, Pissouri Bay (departs 09:30, 11:30, 15:00) - car park, Pissouri Village (departs 08:10, 10:10, 12:10)

Pissouri - Paphos

Paphos Bus Route 630 (50 min) 

Pissouri Bay (departs 07:40, 10:40, 15:40) - Pissouri (village) - Petra tou Romiou (Aphrodite's Rock) - Timi - Acheleia - Koloni - Geroskipou - Karavella, Paphos (departs 06:30, 09:30, 14:30) 

Tip: Consider taking a taxi to Petra tou Romiou (Aphrodite's Rock) to take advantage of the later and more frequent bus service between there and Paphos.

Paphos Bus Route 631 (45 min)

Petra tou Romiou (Aphrodite's Rock) (departs 08:15, 10:05, 11:35, 15:05, 15:25, 16:35, 16:55, 18:20, 19:30, 00:00) - Aphrodite Hills - Paphos-Limassol old road - Makariou Ave - Ippokratous - Gianni Kontou - Spyrou Kyprianou Ave - Aphrodite's Ave - Danaes Ave - Poseidonos Ave - Alkiminis - Ledas - Harbour (departs 07:25, 09:10, 10:40, 14:10, 14:30, 15:40, 16:00, 17:30, 18:40, 22:30)

Pissouri - Limassol

Limassol Bus Route 70 (60 min)

Pissouri (departs 06:20, 09:50, 14:30) - Avdimou - Paramali - Nikou Pattichi - Leonitiou, Limassol (departs 09:50, 13:30, 16:00)

 

 

 

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Once discovered, many visitors return to Pissouri Bay year after year.  It has a good range of facilities, but has not been over-developed.  This appeals to families and couples alike.  There are only two hotels (the 4* Columbia Beach Hotel, and its sister, the luxurious 5* Columbia Resort) and some self-catering apartments and villas.
 

Restaurants and Tavernas

Limanaki serves high quality delicious Lebanese/Mediterranean cuisine, and is very popular, so book early (our firm favourite!)

Perry's has an extensive menu and always provides a warm welcome

Pissouri Bay Garden is a popular Indian restaurant

At Pizza Venetto you will find friendly service, generous pizzas and a takeaway option

The Vineleaf Tavern near the villa offers the usual Cypriot mega-portions.  Feel free to share! Traditional Cyprus Night music and dancing accompanied by a self-service Meze buffet is offered on Friday evenings from May to October.

There is also a Cyprus Night up the hill in Pissouri Village Square on Wednesday evenings.  A visit to this is recommended, for the food and atmosphere, as well as the entertainment.

The Columbia Beach Hotel and Columbia Resort have a range of restaurants and bars.

Kastro's has reopened after an extensive refurbishment

Yialos Tavern specialises in fish dishes

Other restaurants in the resort are Captain's Bay, Artemis, Ammos at Hylatio, and Ampeli at Ampelohori.

Agamemnon and The Old Customs House offer beachside snacks.

Skipper's Bar offers satellite tv coverage of major sporting events, including UK football.

 
The Beach

The beach has been awarded a European Blue Flag for cleanliness and its facilities.  Ramps give access to the beach, and a concrete path runs along the rear of the sands.

There is safe bathing in the bay, with lifeguards operating a flag system.  A wide variety of water sports is available from the western end of the beach.  These include windsurfing, kayaking, water skiing, jet skiing, sailing, pedalos, banana boat rides, paragliding and ring rides.  There are also boat trips to neighbouring beaches.

Loungers and parasols are available on the beach, which is part sand and part shingle, so it's helpful to bring beach shoes.

A sea breeze reduces temperatures in summer, making Pissouri the perfect resort for windsurfing and kite surfing.

In July and August, small sections of the beach may be cordoned off to protect turtles' nests.

 

Shops and Services

There are three minimarkets selling a comprehensive range of groceries, together with postcards and seaside sundries including international newspapers, Cypriot handicrafts, souvenirs, novels, maps and travel guides.

Varied holiday activities are catered for:

Pissouri Bay Divers offers scuba diving courses.

Make your own unique jewellery souvenirs or book a kite surfing expedition at Breeze Jewellery.

Columbia Resort Spa offers numerous pampering treatments

Relax with a coffee, cake or ice-cream at Michael's new Coffee Shop.

Treat yourself to a manicure, pedicure, reflexology or massage at Svetlana's Hair and Nail Salon.

Car Hire is available from several companies in Pissouri Bay and Pissouri Village including Select Car Rentals.

Perry's Travel can organise excursions such as trips within Cyprus, or tours to Egypt.

The Cooperative Bank has a small branch providing currency exchange facilities and an ATM.

In addition to the wi-fi available in the villa, broadband Internet access (and printing facilities) are also available at Michael's Coffee Shop in Pissouri Bay and Markos's Internet Café in Pissouri Village.

An excellent new Papantoniou supermarket/hypermarket recently opened in Pissouri Village.  Along with the usual supermarket staples, this has a butchery, fish counter, delicatessen, bakery, and large upstairs household goods department.  Open 08:00-21:00 daily (including Sundays).

A local shuttle bus service has started between Pissouri Village and Pissouri Bay.  Journeys cost €1.  Pick-up / drop-off points are outside the Columbia Hotel and the Internet Cafe.  Look out for a white Toyota minibus.  If it is well supported, hopefully the number of services will increase.

Highlights

  • Close to beach and resort
  • Private 9m x 4m pool
  • Mature gardens
  • 3 double bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms, (one ensuite)
  • Blue Flag beach
  • Easy walk to 14+ eateries
  • 20 min from Paphos airport
  • Car not essential
  • Free secure WiFi
  • Full air conditioning
  • Panoramic sea views
  • Multi-channel Internet TV

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