* 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 usually different
(Easter Sunday 17 April in 2022; 9 April in 2023; 31 March in 2024) -
the next time Western & Orthodox Easters coincide will be in 2025, when Easter
Sunday will be on 20 April.
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.
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(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
When staying at Pissouri, Paphos airport is the most
convenient airport, being only about a 30 minute drive away, Larnaca airport is
about a 75 minute drive away from Pissouri.
There are flights to Cyprus from many UK airports. Easyjet,
Ryanair, Thomson, & Thomas Cook fly from several airports. BA fly from
Heathrow to Larnaca & from Gatwick to Paphos; and there are other charter airlines flying to Cyprus.
Many people were put off Ryanair in the past by its
reputation for poor customer service, but the site owners used Ryanair from
Stansted to Paphos in 2015 - and thought the service almost matched that of
Easyjet; and we have booked several Ryanair flights to Paphos in 2016.
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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