Vine growing in Pissouri
The cultivation of the vine, wine production and drinking are deeply rooted in the
mythical and historical traditions of Greece. Cyprus, being always an inseparable part of
Hellenism, is no exception to the tradition.
Pissouri, though situated at the foot of the mountainous vine growing region of Cyprus,
was indeed very late in embracing vine growing which started there only in 1933 in the
Linidia and Limnes areas. By the 1950s Pissouri became the most important
"sultana" table grape producing area in Cyprus.
(Taken from the booklet published in Greek in Pissouri in the summer
of 2000 for the opening of the Pissouri amphitheatre on 12/13 August 2000.)
See also the section from this booklet on the church in Pissouri.
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