At one time Pissouri village
on the hill, had a fishing jetty a few kilometres away down the hill, known as Pissouri jetty.
Now they are two distinct communities, the village and the beach. The total population in
the summer is said to reach around 1100 people.
Some guide books about Cyprus devote a sentence to Pissouri, some even devote a paragraph
to the village and its small beach resort. None of them do justice to the unique character
and attractiveness of Pissouri to the visitor and holiday maker. It is still very much
a working village of farmers.
Its very Cypriot character is what attracts the visitor,
holiday maker and expatriate residents. Fortunately this is recognised by many of those
in the village. From time to time fears are expressed that too rapid development will see
another Agia Napa spring up from the vineyards of Pissouri and be built here. But this
will not happen, at least for many decades. The character of the beach resort and the
village is assured.