* This is the date of the Orthodox Easter as celebrated in Cyprus. The date of
Easter in the Western calendar as celebrated in the UK is often different.
Easter is on different dates in 2014 & 2015, and in 2016 Easter Sunday in Cyprus
is not until 1 May - 5 weeks later than in the UK when it is on 27 March.
Events in Pissouri
a list of events taking place in Pissouri -
click this link and then open the PDF diary file.
One of the benefits of being a Mediterranean island is
plentiful sunshine throughout the year, and Cyprus is no exception. Summer
stretches from mid-May to mid-October and means high temperatures, normally
cloudless skies and cooling breezes from the sea. Even in the height of summer
when it's 32°C at the beach (and warmer inland), temperatures are refreshingly
cooler in the Troodos, making the mountains ideal for hiking or simply relaxing.
December to February are the winter months, bringing the
possibility of rain, but still an average of six hours of bright sunshine a day.
At this time of year smaller Mediterranean destinations shut down for the
season, but not so Cyprus. The many important heritage sites and museums are all
at their least crowded in winter. Into early February there is occasional rain,
and often snow in the Troodos mountains - ideal for skiing!
The first orchids bloom in January, and by mid-February the
countryside is alive with fresh green meadows and almond trees in bloom. March
days can still be cool (daytime temperatures around 18°C) but steadily moderate.
Early spring is a wonderful time to visit to Cyprus, with pleasant daytime
temperatures and many of the ancient ruins framed by a carpet of red anemones
and other wildflowers. If in summer Cyprus is the place to bask in the sun, then
spring is the time to savour the natural beauty of the island in bloom.
||Max. temp. in °C
||Min. temp in °C
||Mean sunshine (hours)
||Sea temp. in °C
(Paphos is about 25 miles east of Pissouri, with similar
weather to Pissouri; Akrotiri is closer to Pissouri than Paphos or Limassol, near
the southern-most point of Cyprus, but tends to be the coolest coastal part of
Cyprus, and temperatures are likely to be slightly higher than Akrotiri in Pissouri.)
Car Hire & Flights to Cyprus
For many of the
apartments for rent on this site, a car is almost essential, and for others
it will enable you to get the most out of your visit to Pissouri.
You can either hire a car at the airport, and drive to the
villa, or get a taxi from the airport and hire a car in Pissouri village on
arrival. Details to help you make the appropriate arrangements will be sent with
your confirmation, then you can either make your own arrangements, or assistance
will be offered if requested.
When staying at Pissouri, Paphos airport is the most
convenient airport, being only
about a 30 minute drive away, but there are fewer flights to Paphos than to
Larnaca airport, which is about only a 75 minute drive away.
There are flights to Cyprus from many UK airports, Easyjet,
Thomson, & Thomas Cook fly from several airports. BA & Cyprus Airways fly from
Heathrow to Larnaca; and there are other charter airlines flying to Cyprus.
Map of Cyprus and Pissouri area
The south-west coast of Cyprus
from Paphos to Limassol, with Pissouri central. Taken from one of the best, if
not the best, maps of Cyprus available - From
Kyriakou Travelmaps(R) - now fully updated, available throughout
The currency in Cyprus is the euro, with 100 cents
making a euro. Cyprus joined the euro on
1 January 2008, until then the currency was the Cyprus Pound. The events
of March 2013, when the Cyprus banking system was destroyed becuase the EU Euro
Group refused to help Cyprus' banks overcome their losses caused by the EU
bailout of Greece, and instead forced bank depositors to suffer those loses, has
made many Cypriots wish they had kept their own currency.
Cyprus euro coins
Countries in the Euro all have their own coins, Cyprus'
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