Cyprus and Pissouri

About Cyprus

Aphrodities Rock - Kembali DivingLocated in the eastern Mediterranean, the climate of Cyprus is typically Mediterranean, with hot summers and mild winters. An agricultural landscape is spattered with ancient castles and Greek and Roman ruins. South Cyprus is a popular holiday destination with a developed tourist industry where there are many hotels and apartments on offer. Greek is the spoken language but English is widely understood and the currency used is the Euro. Traditional Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine is widely available and recommended and local Cypriot wine plentiful. Geographically, Cyprus is in the pathway between Europe and the Middle East and much of Cypriot history is owed to its location. In 1974 Turkish seizure of the northern section of the island, in which hundreds of thousands of Greeks fled to the south, resulted in the ‘Green Line’ which separates the Turkish North from the Greek South. Greek Cyprus offer the visitor the tranquil harbour and archiological sites of Paphos (the old capital of Cyprus), the beautiful Troodos Mountains, 24-hr clubbing in Ayia Napa and miles and miles of beautiful beaches. Kyrenia, in the North is easily accessible now and a popular scenic and historical hotspot.

Cyprus is a good place to learn to dive with safe shore dive sites. Also on offer, are close-to-shore simple wrecks, the more adventurous Zenobia (one of the top 10 best dive sites in the world) and exploration of numerous underwater caves and tunnels.  Cyprus would make a perfect destination for divers who have a non-diving family with them and for those who just want to squeeze in a few dives whilst away as there is plenty to see above the water, its history, culture and the beauty of this Mediterranean Island.

About Pissouri

Cyprus Night - Kembali DivingAbout a 30 minute drive from Paphos (Pafos) and a little over an hour from Larnaca, set on the eastern slopes of a 800 feet ridge which reaches the sea at Cape Aspro, the views from Pissouri village and its surroundings are truly spectacular. To the North; Mount Olympus rising to 6000 feet and the whole of the Troodos range; to the South East the countryside and shoreline to Limassol and beyond. Very much a working village of farmers, Pissouri village has retained the unique traditional Cypriot character and is famous for growing grapes mainly in the valley leading down to sea at Pissouri Bay. Pissouri is somewhere where time has stood still. A variety of restaurants, tavernas and bars all offer exceptional traditional dishes and drinks. During the summer, visitors and locals enjoy the dancing and music of ‘Cyprus Night’ in the beautiful, traffic free, village square where you can sit in the warm evening air whilst tucking-in and enjoying a delicious Cypriot Meze. Pissouri Beach is an informal collection of excellent tavernas, shops and 2 hotels and, like the village, it has retained a traditional Cypriot atmosphere. The beach is clean, safe, part sandy and part shingle with various water sports available in the summer. ‘Sundowners’ in a lovely beach taverna, after a day in the beautiful Mediterranean sun – Perfect!