Volunteering Community Council of Pissouri (SKE)

Volunteering Community Council of Pissouri (SKE)

The Volunteering Community Council of Pissouri (SKE), the personnel and children’s parents, invite you to participate in the ”Volunteering Day” on Sunday, November 6, 2016 at 10:00 am.

Your contribution and offer in workforce/handwork or/and financial help for the maintenance of its premises is crucial.

In a difficult financial period, within which SKE operates only with donations by individuals, without essential financial aid from the Community or Governmental Bodies, we kindly ask you to help us keep running this lovely place (nursery, kid’s club), as it offers care and activities to the infants, toddlers and kids of our community.

”We are convinced that solidarity is still alive in this lovely community, so please help us to keep running this place for the kids. Please donate anything you can, even 1 euro for this Holy cause, for the kids.”

Thank you in advance for your prompt response and help

Notice: All donations (money, materials etc.) need to be collected/donated latest by Wednesday 02/11/2016

Donations to:

  1. SKE, Mrs Crete, Tel: 99-303487
  2. Tel: 99-545696
  3. Tel: 25-222677

Opera at Pissouri Dinner

17th of September 2016 at 20:00

At O Vrakas Taverna Pissouri

Pissouri Council Hosts
17th September 2016 Opera at Pissouri at 20:00
The most beautiful melodies, sung by the most beautiful voices! A night at the Opera under the stars of the Pissouri village sky. In a remarkable open amphitheater. Some of the most talented lyric singers will bring to life masterpieces from various operas by various composers (Mozart, Rossini, Verdi, Bellini, Catalani, Puccini, Donizzeti, and Greek composers Sakellarides, Karrer)
Sopranos: Ioli Mousteri, Rebecca Savvidou Trimikliniotou, Tasoula Vorka
Dramatic tenors: Marios Andreou, Marios D. Christophinis]
Basses: Kyriacos Sofokleous, Demos Demosthenous
Guest Artist: Tenor Yannis Filias
Also the Limassol-Cyprus Operatic Stage Choir
Piano accompaniment: Maria Lampraki, Corina Vassiliou
Ticket price:10 euro
Contact numbers: 99416079, 99389588
Tickets are available now at the municipal council of Pissouri and O Vrakas Tavern.
Tickets will also be available at the entrance of the ampitheatre the night of the event
All clear profits will be given to Pissouri Municipal kindergarden

For those who would like to combine your Opera night with an early dinner please find attached the specially selected 3 course set menu from our Chef for that day.
Cost per person is 20.00 euro and that includes a glass of sparkling wine with your dinner.
For more information and reservations please contact us by phone or email.http://ovrakas.com/opera-in-pissouri/

Best Regards

Haris Stylianides
Pissouri Village Square 4607


The Dingleberry – Live and acoustic at Platea Tavern

8th of October 2016 at 20:00 – 00:00

At Platea Tavern

Paul Allison (AKA the Dingleberry) is finally back in Pissouri. If you haven’t heard him before, come along and enjoy a night of acoustic tracks and fun from this very talented guy. We are taking bookings for drinks or food. Please book early to avoid dissapointment. Call 97604862 for more information.



29th of October at 19:00

At the Grape and Grain

‘The event of the year’ the scariest night in our social calendar… The Grape and Grain Spooktacular that is Halloween at its very best…!!
We will have drinks offers on all night, FREE food….

Prizes for the scariest dressed…..Fancy dress optional….

Top quality FREE Live Entertainment from ” NoT VaCAnt”……….

One of our loyalty points members will walk away with 500 points to spend at the bar…:)


Karaoke and Souvla

18th September 2016 at 14:00 – 20:00

At The Olympus Palace

Another crazy afternoon at the Olympus Palace, either book a souvla and desert for just €9.99 or just come down for a drink Then spend the afternoon enjoying the best entertainers in Pissouri sing all your favourite Karaoke songs.


Cocktail & Disco Night with DJ Trace

15th October 2016 at 21:30

At George’s Iron Horse Bar

Get yourself to the Iron Horse for a night of Demitris & Angela’s amazing cocktails at great prices and a boogie the night away!


A Night with Aimie Flack

19th of November at 22:00

At George’s Iron Horse Bar

A night of great tunes from Aimie Flack…..


Iron Horse Christmas Cocktail Party

10th of December at 21:30

At George’s Iron Horse Bar

Festive fun with DJ Trace & fantastic Cocktails!


Cadillac Jack

9th of October 2016 at 17:00

At the Grape and Grain

Singing live for the first time in Pissouri Bay….. Continuing with our FREE live entertainment ……….Occasionally these three guys decide to work together as the band “Cadillac Jack” covering popular rock from the 60’s to today
When they do it’s………Party Time….


Comedy Hypnotist at Platea Tavern

11 November 2016 at 19:00 – 23:00

At Platea Tavern

Ged Byrne is back at Platea Tavern with his hypnotic charms! And from previous events that he has been here you are in for night of fun and laughter. More details to follow closer to the event.


Mid-Life Crisis

25 of September 2016 at 17:00

At the Grape and Grain

First time performing in Pissouri Bay…..
Continuing with our FREE live entertainment on Sundays….
Playing well known rock covers from the 70’s through to current day, from the likes of Stereophonics, Bad Company, The Jam, Billy Idol, Foo Fighters, Tom Petty, The Who, Queen, Free … and much much more!
Mid Life Crisis are a Paphos based 5 piece rock covers band who are ‘in it for the music!’



Q water

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september fest

Pissouri SeptemberFest 2016

11/09/2016  at 15:00

Football Field

Shows and Activities

  • Lemesos Harley Riders
  • Market Stalls
  • Pavlos Tattoo
  • Food-Drinks
  • Mechanical Bull Ride
  • Raffle Ticket
  • Mr.Pissouri Beauty Comp

Performing Actors

  • Vacant
  • DJ Chilli Mike
  • Savvas Feat Ines and Hannah
  • DJ Andy Von Emmanouel

For the Kids

  • Bounce Castles
  • Inline Horses
  • Face Painting

The event will be raising money for 3 great charities; The Royal British Legion, Sodexo Stop Hunger and the enhancement of ‘Prophitis Elias’ Chappel at Pissouri Village.

P.S. No outside drinks or food allowed, Support the Charity

For info Call Nicos: 99426237


Elvis at Pissouri Ampitheater

3rd of September 2016

Pissouri Amphitheater

After 2 Fantastic Sold Out shows we are looking forward for the big shows this weekend!!!!
Saturday 3rd September at Pissouri Amphitheater
Sunday 4th September at Chloraka Amphitheater
Dear Friends See you all there!

summer activities

Pissouri Beach Activities

We are happy to announce to you our second big summer event. The event is organised by Pissouri Youth Club!!!!!

It will take place in Pissouri Bay on 14th of August 2016 from 14:00 till 21:00.

The beach activities are:

  • Zumba Kayak Competition
  • Volley competion
  • musicDancing
  • gifts and lots of more on Pissouri Bay!!!

BE THERE and enjoy with us!!!


Leicester v Manchester United

07 August 2016 at 18:00 at Pissouri Square Snack Bar

Come and join us on Sunday for the first big football match of the season. Current Premier league champions Leicester take on FA cup holders Manchester United. Complimentary bar snacks will be served at Half Time.


A night of Soul with Dru Chapman

10 September 2016 at 19:00 at Platea tavern

Introducing to Pissouri the amazing vocal talent that is Dru Chapman. A night of great Soul music to dance to. 2 course set menu available on the night for just €10. Please book to reserve a table for night on 25222688


Blue’s Brothers

23 October 2016 at 17:00 at The Grape and Grain

Blue’s Brothers… First time they played here they went down a storm, so back by popuar demand.


Bricks 4 Kidz

31 July 2016 at 10:00 – 12:00 at O Vrakas Taverna

Our programs provide a safe, relaxed learning environment where initiative is invited and self-expression is celebrated. Specially designed project kits and theme-based models provide kids with the opportunity to solve problems and develop an appreciation for how things work, while having fun and socializing in a non-competitive atmosphere.


Michael Antoniou

18 September 2016 at 17:00 at The Grape and Grain

Singing live for the first time in Pissouri Bay…. Continuing with our FREE Live entertainment…….Michael Antoniou, is a well known performer across the island, covering hits from legends such as, Sinatra, Cash, Deano, Eric Clapton, Adele, Barry White, Bill Withers, Nat King Cole, Charlie Rich, Matt Monro, Ellvis & many more, so bring your dancing shoes, he’s bound to get you up dancing the evening away….


Havana Nights with Yemaya SON

30 July 2016 at 20:30 – 23:30 at Pissouri Bay Cafe Bar

Come and enjoy the fiery rhythm of the Cuban music with the group YEMAYA SON, vocalist Pedro-Son Caliente from Havana, Cuba. Traditional Cuban cocktails Mojito, Cuba Libre, El Presidente and Daiquiri will be at the price of 5€. Platters for 2 to share with traditional Cuban bites at the price of 15€. Food will be served by reservations ONLY. To reserve, please call 99 016 203 or 97 683 286.


Kirsty Dewar live

13 August 2016 at 19:00 at Pissouri Square Snack Bar

Welcoming Kirsty Dewar back to Pissouri.
This talented young lady will entertain you with acoustic tracks whilst you enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Pissouri Square.

Check out this track of her’s…..talented!


Vine Leaf Tavern .Vietnamese evening.

26 July 2016 at 20:00 – 23:00

Pissouri Village

Authentic Vietnamese food cooked in a traditional manner under the beautiful vines of the Vine Leaf Tavern. “Dining with a Difference”! With a little custom and costume to add to the evening.


Παραδοσιακό Γλέντι / Traditional dancing evening (Glenti)

7 August 2016 at 21:00-00:00

O Vrakas Taverna Pissouri

Traditional dancing event in Pissouri Square with 2 bands and 2 folkloric groups performing traditional dances from Greece (Macedonia, Thraki and Greek Islands) and Cypus.
For reservations and more information please contact us at +0035799312443 or haris@ovrakas.com.
Ο Πολιτιτικός Όμιλος ΝΟΣΤΟΣ ΠΙΣΣΟΥΡΙΟΥ σας προσκαλεί στο παραδοσιακό γλέντι που θα γίνει στην Πλατεία Πισσυρίου. Χωροί και ζωντανή μουσική από Κύπρο, Μακεδονία, Θράκη και Ελληνικά νησιά. Για πληροφορίες και κρατήσεις παρακαλώ επικοινονήστε μαζί μας στο 99312443 ‘η haris@ovrakas.com

pissouri square

Pissouri Square Snack Bar

TEL +357 25221579

PISSOURI SQUARE SNACK BAR is a family friendly pub next door to the Platea Restaurant. Specialising in tasty homemade bar snacks and meals including is Gyros Doner Kebab. It has a great selection of beers available including some locally brewed ales too

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Platea Tavern

TEL +357 99604823 Platea Tavern is situated in the heart of Pissouri at the center of Pissouri’s beautiful square half way between Paphos and Limassol. The tavern specialises in traditional Cypriot food and drink and its Kelftico is still to this day cooked in the traditional wood fired oven giving the lamb its unique flavour. […]


Captain’s Bay Restaurant

TEL +357 25 221158 Captains Bay Restaurant is giving you the opportunity to relax and enjoy the beautiful and breathtaking views wile enjoying your meal!!! Overlooking the small pictures Pissouri Bay, the Captains Bay Restaurant is giving you the opportunity to relax and enjoy the beautiful and breathtaking views.Whether you decide to sit on our […]

abba rival international concert


TICKETS ONLY €15 (Equivalent to £9.50 Sterling) OUTSTANDING VALUE! For an International Concert! Direct from the UK! BUY NOW ON-LINE ATwww.kendallandmorrelli.com IT’S EASY!
“The UK’s Top Abba Tribute Band”
Witness the re-emergence of arguably the Greatest Pop Band of all-time, courtesy of Abba-Rival and Abba “The Greatest Hits Show”.
This superb live show continues to delight and entertain audiences throughout with their unique ability to re-create the massive and legendary sound that is ABBA with uncanny accuracy.
Featuring superb vocals and musicianship, fronted by two stunning Abba girls, dazzling costumes and all of Abba’s greatest hits, this truly is the most accurate and true tribute to the Swedish Super group.
The band have performed throughout the top venues in the UK and Europe including various corporate events, theatres, outdoor concerts and in 2005 performed a summer season in Disneyland Paris.
Formed in 1999, Abba Rival are now officially one of the longest-running successful Abba Tribute Bands in the business and now in 2015/16 the tour is still going strong. Mamma Mia, here we go again!!
take that spectacular international tribute


23rd SEPTEMBER 2016


Disabled Access and Access to all Toilets! No Smoking in the Amphitheatre. First Aid on site.
TICKETS ARE ONLY €16.50 (Equivalent to £10 Sterling) OUTSTANDING VALUE! For an International Concert Direct from the UK! BUY TICKETS NOW AT www.kendallandmorrelli.com IT’S EASY!
This is the Northern Hemisphere’s Biggest, Best & Most Authentic Tribute to one of pop’s greatest bands. This brilliant band continues to bring the unforgettable Magic Of Take That to audiences in all the best theatres and special events throughout the UK and Europe.Hailing from all corners of the industry, the individual performers who make up Re-Take That each bring their own unique qualities. Playing at sold-out venues to audiences of hundreds, Re-Take That has enjoyed phenomenal success to date, having secured a loyal following. “We have a great time touring all over Europe. The chemistry we have on and off stage is paramount to the success of Re-Take That. We have a ball!” More than simply a band, the Re-Take That experience is multi-faceted, combining huge personalities, vocals, dance routines, costumes and a spectacular light show. “We wanted to create a show so professional and accurate that if Take That themselves came to see it, they’d say, ‘wow!’”Rob-B-Williams – The look, the voice, the charisma!The UK’s number 1 tribute to Robbie Williams. Currently on tour with Re-Take That. Re-Take That, now recognised as what ‘Bjorn Again’ is to ABBA and ‘Bootleg Beatles’ are to the Fab Four. “Our aim is to create the biggest and best show possible, whilst staying true to the feel of Take That. We want our audiences to experience the same emotions as they did during the real Take That concerts in the summer of 2009 and 2011. The ability to recreate the intangible aspects, and capture the very essence of Take That has put us where we are today. Our vision and ambition is what drives us forward to be the greatest tribute show of all time.”
Paul Waite as The UK’s Ultimate Gary Barlow! The Most in demand Tributes in the business now all together in the most Sexy and energetic concert that you will ever experience. Now for the first time in Cyprus!

wimbledon Final

Wimbledon Men’s Final

10th of July 2016 at 16:00

at The Grape and Grain

Why not come down and watch the Wimbledon Men’s Final, with a glass of Pimms or Bubbles….. Complimentary strawberry’s and cream


jersey boys


15TH JULY 2016


TICKETS ARE ONLY €15.00 (Equivalent to £9.50 Sterling) OUTSTANDING VALUE! For an International Concert Direct from the UK! BUY NOW ATwww.kendallandmorrelli.com ITS EASY!
”Oh What a Night”
by The New Jerseys Back by Popular Demand!
4 Sexy Guys 4 Sexy Dates!
The amazing quartet have had huge success back in the UK and Europe. Their superb vocal harmonies, slick dance moves and fabulous costumes have left audiences spell bound. Jamie leads the boys with his uncanny resemblance to the falsetto voice of Frankie Valli. Ian Dufferty is a hit with the ladies with his dashing boyish looks and sexy vocal sounds. The remaining two in the quartet, Paul and Daniel add the finishing touches with master class vocal harmonies and synchronised dance routines. The four combine in a unique and colourful vocal, dance experience that you will always remember!

15th of July 2016 at 18:00

Pissouri amphitheatre

Dominic Holmes

Dominic Holmes Live at the Platea Tavern

27th of August 2016 at 19:00

At the Platea Tavern

Dominic Holmes, back in Pissouri by popular demand. A fanastic one man band singing music from across the generations. From Sinatra to Elvis, Cat Stevens, Barry White, Santana and Dire Straits, Kings of Leon, Bryan Adams, Shaggy, Robbie Williams and many many more.

To reserve a table for this great evening in Pissouri Square please call the Platea Tavern on 25222688


Melissa Williams

One Year Anniversary – Melissa Williams

2nd of September 2016 at 21:00

at The Grape and Grain

Join us to help us celebrate our very successful first year of being open, Melissa Williams will be performing live ….:) More details to follow…..


Jane McDonald Live

Jane McDonald Live

8 July 2016 at 19:30

Pissouri Amphitheatre

The latest spectacular concert from Lyceum Productions starring one of the UK’s leading songstresses and much loved celebrity. Famed for her appearances on Loose Women and her singing appearances on TV and stage around the world, Jane McDonald is a highly respected performer. Joining her for this fantastic night’s entertainment is Steve Walls, returning by popular demand after his appearance at the Pissouri Amphitheatre last autumn with Sam Bailey!


efraim dancing show

Cyprus Traditional Night

Efraim Tavern.

Every Thursday night at Kouklia square there is dancing show and live music. Also the Traditional Buffet is served.

We will wait you in Kouklia!


Melissa Williams

Melissa Williams at The Grape & Grain

2nd September 2016  at 9pm

Melissa Williams back by popular demand…. She will continue with our Live music nights- this time a bit of Motown….



A.J. Vickers tribute night to Elvis

14th August 2016   at 5pm

A.J. Vickers tribute night to Elvis at The Grape & Grain



Vacant singing live at the Grape & Grain

24th July 2016  at 5pm

Singing live for the first time in Pissouri Bay…


2016-06-13 Glenn Barnes

Glenn Barnes at The Grape & Grain

17 July at 17:00

First time playing at the Grape and Grain, Glenn will be playing choice covers from across the last five decades on his acoustic guitars and banjo, with backing vocals from my wife Ben. Come along and enjoy the music…


2016-06-13 black cabb

Black Cabb Band in The Grape & Grain

24 June at 20:30

First time for Pissouri….. Singing Live Black Cabb, playing a wide and varied selection of music, including, Rock, Blues and Pop…


Melissa Williams

Melissa Williams Live in The Grape & Grain

3rd of July 2016

Melissa Williams is back by popular demand! She will continue with Live music nights, this time a bit of Motown…


Prem Football Lion

The Grape and Grain – Premiership Final Football Party

Sunday May 15 @ 5PM

Final Day of the English Premiership League……
Come down and celebrate your teams achievements or under achievements, we will have special offers on Wines and Beers all day..


The Grape & Grain

59 Ampelonon Street, Pissouri Bay, Pissouri 4607


Pissouri Easter Festivities – Timetable

Kalo Pascha, Καλό Πάσχα or Happy Easter

It is almost Easter here in Cyprus one of the biggest, if not the biggest, religious event in the Orthodox calendar. Here in Pissouri we have a fun array of entertainments and activities going on all of which have been arranged by Pissouri Community Council. Following please find the daily timetables for all of the activities.

Easter Sunday (01/05/2016)
15:30 Music from DJ Harris
16:00 Live bouzouki instrumental
16:30 Traditional games
18:00 Dancing performance by Nostos Dancing Association
19:00 Music group Michalis Tterlikkas

Easter Monday (02/05/2016)
10:00 Horse racing at Profitis Elias area
16:00 Music from DJ Harris
18:00 Dancing performance by Nostos Dancing Association
19:30 Music group from Crete Andreas Lilikakis

Easter Tuesday (03/05/2016)
15:00 Married vs Single football match

Easter festivities will be conducted under the auspices of PISSOURI COMMUNITY COUNCIL


Council Notice – Water Supply

We have a Water Supply Cut in the “Strathmos Area”

We have little details but this is to inform you that the water supply pipeline has been Damaged and is being repaired but unfortunately we don’t have a likely down period for this.


Aimie Flack

Iron Horse Bar Opening Party

15th April – Music starts at 21:00

Come along and join Demetris and Angela at the George’s Iron Horse Opening Party. Join them for a drink to welcome them to the Iron Horse and back to the Village.

2016-02-29 Grape and Grain

The Grape and Grain – Live Music Evening

We depart on a musical journey on the 27th of March with Savvas Charalambous (original composition, guitar) Hannah Leyden (guitar) and Ines Kowalska (vocals)…

Acoustic, folk, indie, phychedelic tunes from “When the Dreams Take Place” along with some rare covered gems!

First time in Pissouri Bay…

2016-03-02 Pissouri Bay Bar - Carnival Fancy Dress

Pissouri Bay Cafe Bar – Carnival Party

Step up for some fun. Enjoy another Saturday night with us and DJ Tracy

12 March at 20:00–1:00

Dresscode: optional

2016-03-20 Council Meeting

General Assembly organized by Pissouri Community Council

General Assembly organized by Pissouri Community Council on Sunday 2oth March 2016 at 1500

Venue: New Elementary School

2016-02-27 Stalla

Stalla’s Grill Corner – Ladies Night with Live music

Stalla’s Grill Corner Tavern are having a special Ladies evening of food and drink with live music on the 8th March which starts at 7.30pm.

Obviously this evening will be popular and so booking is essential so call Stalla on 9942 7585 to avoid disappointment!

New front page

Site development – pissouri.com

Over the winter months we at Masmega Ltd. the parent company that run pissouri.com have been making some background changes to the site to enable us to give a more user friendly experience for both potential visitors to Pissouri but also for the contributors in the site.

To achieve this there we have had to undertake a complete rewrite of our site which should now allow us to take it in the direction that our users have asked. There is still a way to go but we will keep you informed as new areas and new feature are programmed in!

Bay Jewellery

New in Pissouri Bay: Bay Jewellery

Bay JewelleryUnique little jewellery shop specialising in bespoke silver designs and personalised pieces.

I am happy to take custom orders for personalised pieces of jewellery based on the photos you see here and on my Facebook page.

Opening Hours:
Tuesday to Saturday 9.00 – 15.00
Or by appointment call Gemma +357 97745383


International delivery is no problem at all.

I aim to dispatch within 1 – 3 business days depending on the details of the design.

Bay Jewellery 10I have over 15 years of experience in the silver jewellery industry and take great pride in producing high quality, strong pieces for you to keep for years to come.

The story behind the ‘Mussel Shell’ charm.
One hot sunny day over seven years ago I was walking along Lady’s Mile beach in Limassol and I came across a beautiful mussel shell. I used my silversmith skills and crafted it into something even more beautiful!
I made a mould of the actual shell and this was then used to make the casting for the unique charm that I am proud to say is my signature piece today!


  • AddressShop 7, Artemis Parade, Odos Ampelonon, Pissouri Bay, Cyprus
  • Phone00357 9774 5383
  • Emailgemstorey@icloud.com
  • Category Arts, crafts & souvenirs
  • Location Pissouri Bay
Palepaphos Experience 2

Palepaphos Experience

Join us on a 3 hour tour of the ancient capital of Paphos.

Palepaphos, now named Kouklia, has much to offer with a pretty village square, tavernas, shops and a church.

We begin your Palepaphos Experience with a coffee or soft drink at Gabriel’s Tavern, a popular venue by day or night. Your fully qualified guide will escort you to the air conditioned coach to make the short journey to the first site.

Driving a short distance out of Kouklia village to the coastal plain you will pass by fields of oranges, olives and lemons (season dependent) to the ruins of an ancient oil press. Your guide will explain the process used in the early 3rd century BC to obtain valuable olive oil.

A short drive inland will bring you to the ruins of a Lusignan sugar refinery which was in operation from the 14th century to the 16th century. Sugar cones were produced here using water power from springs arising in the Orietes forest. This refinery is one of the few in the Mediterranean and Near East which preserves the ruins of workshops and its basic processing elements of milling, boiling and refining, firing and storing.

The tour now heads further inland, taking you to the hills behind Kouklia and the picturesque chapel of St Constantinos and St Helen. The chapel has had a turbulent history, having been damaged both inside and out but is now resting peacefully in the fields.  A walk across those fields brings you to the Byzantine cave/hermitage of Palea Egkleistra with its 15th century frescoes.

Once back in the comfort of the bus there is a scenic drive back into Kouklia village and the Palepaphos Museum. The guide will show you the artefacts and history some of which dates as far back as 2,000BC.

A stroll through the village square from the museum brings you back to Gabriel’s Tavern where you will be welcomed and served a traditional Cypriot lunch.


Please wear sensible walking shoes as some of the ground has loose stones. We also advise that you bring water and wear sunscreen and a hat.

Please advise us of any dietary requirements at time of booking. Soft drinks are served with lunch but alcohol is available for purchase.


  • AddressKouklia, Cyprus
  • PhoneDeborah +357 97726818 / Gabriel +357 99633745
  • Email jmcyprus@gmail.com
  • Category Excursions
  • Location Nearby

Fiona’s Studio Summer Opening Hours

As from Monday 25th May the Studio will be changing to our Summer Opening Hours:

  • Monday-Wednesday 9.30 am till 2.30 pm / 5.30 pm till 8.30 pm
  • Thursday Closed
  • Friday & Saturday 9.30 am till 2.30 pm / 5.30 pm till 8.30 pm
  • Sunday by Request

Home Visits Available. Please call 99979613 for appointments.

Ampeli Restaurant

Happy hour & Sunday roast at Ampeli Restaurant

Every Friday Happy Hour from 6pm till 7pm: buy 1 drink and get 1 drink for FREE!

Every Sunday traditional ROAST!

Mayor Pissouri

Message from the Mayor

A warm welcome to all, residents and visitors alike. I would like to give a short message to highlight what is happening in Pissouri Village District from the standpoint of the Pissouri Community Council.

The E.U. is going through turbulent times, and this means that hard decisions have to be made, not always to the liking of everyone. Here at the village level we also have decisions that may or may not be popular, for us mostly driven by funding and safety issues. Funding is difficult, as Council revenues are depleted due to reduced applications for construction etc., a backbone funding source for most Councils. These are the times, and we must deal with what is in front of us and assign funds on a priority level.

We are blessed with a beautiful spot here in our wonderful island nation, Nature has provided us with an immeasurable wealth. It is up to us to make the best of that gift.

I believe in four corner-posts:

  • Transparency.  Transparency leads to honesty, and honesty to achievement and peace of mind. In all our Council dealings, the populace and visitors should be aware of details pertaining to the management of the Village District, and also of our future projects.
  • Collectivity.  Only together with a collective effort can we achieve what we want in the shortest possible time. Everyone, from all walks of life, has something to offer, whether procuring ideas for the collective benefit or making those ideas a reality.
  • Equality.  For us to succeed, we must all be on an equal footing. Nothing can be achieved unless the opportunities are available to all, regardless of nationality, belief, or connections.
  • Planning.  We cannot achieve what we want without the correct planning. As a Council, when we apply for funding, we must plan well and have all details covered prior to the application, such as licenses and plans. If we do not plan well, we will be sent away to acquire what is needed, allowing others to leapfrog us in on the funding ladder. This takes time, but we will be prepared!

We are working hard to improve the safety and beauty of the Village district, and to provide amenities in keeping with the vision that we have for a continually improved Village and Bay area, from a hiking trail connecting to Petra tou Romanou, to farm road repair, to parks and structural improvements.

I would like to thank you all for participating, and we wish us all a healthy, prosperous, and healthy future TOGETHER.

Lazaros Lazarou

Pissouri Council Chairman

European Bee-eaters (merops apiaster)

“Some birds were made for poems. Keats had his nightingale, Poe his raven. The European bee-eater’s life is more like an epic novel, sprawling across continents, teeming with familial intrigue, theft, danger, chicanery, and flamboyant beauty.”

– Bruce Barcott for National Geographic.

beaeaters2BEE-EATERS are a one of the more beautiful migratory birds visiting Cyprus, arriving in large numbers in the spring and autumn as they make the long journey between Central and Eastern Europe and Africa. Along the way they are subject to predation in the Mediterranean region mainly from Eleonora’s falcons, with some 30 % not surviving the round trip. Small numbers sometimes stay for extended periods (up to 3 months) in Cyprus, but this is not the norm.

beaeaters-300x191 beaeaters1-300x191Apart from their visual beauty, they are very talkative birds, and their beautiful, haunting chatter can be heard echoing in the valleys around Pissouri in the early mornings and evenings as they dart and wheel through the skies in an amazing acrobatic display. Their speed and agility are truly astounding as they feed on the insects stirred up from the farmlands in the Pissouri valley.

The European Bee-eater is a medium sized bird with a large head, long curved pointed beak, and large pointed wings reminiscent of a swallow. They have short legs and weak feet, and on the ground move with a slow, awkward gait. Plumage is quite spectacular, with a blue underbelly, chestnut head leading to a golden-brown back, a yellow and white throat, and with a black “bandit’s mask”. In the bright Cypriot sunshine the colours take on a lustre all of their own, the back looking like a golden cloak fit for the wealthiest of kings.

The gregarious bee-eaters gather in largish flocks, calling and swirling through the air as they feed. They will interestingly only feed on flying insects, and will not eat those prone on plants or on the ground. They will mostly feed where they can perch and then launch themselves after their prey. They snatch the insects out of the air with the tip of their strong beaks, crushing the smaller ones and devouring them on the wing. The larger insects they will hold until they perch again, when they will proceed to beat the insect on the perch to kill it and break it up. The poisonous insects they will also beat and wipe (with eyes closed) in a ritual to extract the poison before devouring it.

beaeaters4 beaeaters3Although it is illegal to kill these birds in Cyprus, they are sometimes killed by bee-keepers protecting their hives. Although they do consume bees (hence their name), large insects and those detrimental to bees (such as wasps) also contribute a significant amount to their diet. They are definitely wrongly cast as villains, but are in fact a part of nature’s balance. Without their contribution, predatory insects would have a devastating effect on the hive populations of bees. Interestingly, cases have also been reported of the bodies of bee-eaters shot near hives being attacked by the bees themselves, resulting in the deaths of many bees. Ongoing efforts to educate the population of Cyprus (as in other Mediterranean countries) as to the direct benefits of these birds, and also the financial benefits of bird-watching tourism, will hopefully have a significant impact on ensuring the longevity of this beautiful species.

The bee-eaters are truly a spectacular part of the migratory gift bestowed upon us here in Cyprus.

With many thanks to:

Tassos Shialis of Birdlife Cyprus ( www.birdlifecyprus.org ).

Spyros Skareas – photo

K.D. Panayiotis – photo


Of Life and Death…

Life3 Life2Two of the most prolific forms of wildlife in Pissouri are the sparrows and the less- favoured group, snakes.

The SPARROWS are a constant in populated areas in most parts of the world, and Pissouri is no exception. The sometimes much maligned sparrows are everywhere where there are people, and gather in large family groups. When studied closely they have very unique and beautiful colouring patterns. They are very group-orientated, and will care for the very young and infirm within the group. In the spring it is not uncommon to see a single male feeding several youngsters, obviously not all its own offspring.

The SNAKES are numerous, although only one variety can be venomous enough to be considered dangerous to humans, the viper. Most of the others are constrictors, with very mild venom if any at all, however any bite can become infected and should be treated immediately. Fortunately for humans, we are a little large to arouse the hunting interest of the snake population. Most snakes in the world will flee if confronted by a human, and will only show aggression if cornered. Snakes will live and hunt in populated areas, as they afford good hunting grounds for small birds and rodents attracted to the prospect of easy food. Snakes do provide a good population control for small rodents such as mice and sometimes rats, but also provide a food source for animals such as hedgehogs, foxes, and birds of prey.

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The accompanying photos show a Coin snake taking a sparrow on a rooftop in Pissouri bay. The snake hid beneath a roof tile at a favourite gathering spot for the local sparrow youngsters. Known for its speed and strength, the sparrow had no chance. The Coin snake is a constrictor with no venom. Interestingly, at the time of the strike, the surrounding sparrows made noise, but did not leave the side of their companion until his death, and then continued to harass the snake throughout the drama until it made its escape from the rooftop.