Located in Limassol district, halfway between the towns of Limassol and Paphos, is the beautiful seaside village of Pissouri. The village is known for having an administrative area that is the third biggest in Limassol District. Pissouri is separated into two distinct parts; the Pissouri Village Area and the Pissouri Bay Area. The bay area is home to a collection of stores, hotels and resorts, restaurants and of course a renowned blue flag beach. Old Pissouri village on the other hand is perched on top of a hill and is 300 metres above sea level. Although the old village is quite traditional, it manages to strike a balance and caters to the tourist industry as well. It is home to some restaurants, a church, and gift shops among other things. Both these areas have distinct identities and are equally welcoming and attractive. Muslims visiting Pissouri will not find it easy to locate Halal-friendly facilities.
Pissouri is the ideal place for visitors to bond with nature and their surroundings. Most activities offered in the area take place outdoors. When in Pissouri, visitors must take a stroll to Cape Aspro. This is located south of Pissouri and offers some beautiful views. Panoramic views from the high cliffs of the surrounding areas including, the breathtaking sea and bay, and wonderful cliff-top walks are what attract tourists.
The area is also known for being an ideal diving spot. Therefore those visiting Pissouri must try their hand at diving under the clear blue waters. There are classes that beginners can sign up for to learn more about diving as well as to gain knowledge on the Cyprus waters. The diving centre’s that conduct the classes provide all the necessary equipment and gear.
When in Pissouri, visitors can also travel to and visit the many attractions and historical sites in Paphos and Limassol. Tourists must also pay a visit to the Kourion Ruins. The ruins of Kourion are situated near the modern town of Episkopi. There are several ruins as well as preserved mosaics that draw in hundreds of tourists. Tourists must also visit the popular public baths, the Fountain House, House of Gladiators, the necropolis and House of Achilles. Kourion is also home to the renowned Greco-Roman theatre.
Those visiting Pissouri can use the services offered at both; Paphos International Airport and Larnaca International Airport. The two airports are located approximately 21 kilometres and 87 kilometres; respectively, from Pissouri. There are shuttle buses that go to and from the airports, as well as taxis that tourists can use.
There are no known Halal restaurants in Pissouri. Muslim tourists will have to dine at local non-Halal restaurants after making sure the vegetarian or seafood dishes do not consist of non-Halal items. Tourists must be warned that most restaurants in Pissouri do serve pork dishes as well as alcohol. If interested, visitors can also travel to the nearby towns and cities that are known to have Halal restaurants.
There are no known Mosques or Islamic Centers located in Pissouri. Muslim visitors will have to locate mosques in neighboring towns and cities, if required. They are also advised to pray in their hotel rooms before setting out on daily excursions, if possible.