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image of Aphrodite's Bay, Pissouri, Cyprus

How do you take your sunshine break? If you like pleasant beaches, year-round warmth, peace and quiet, traditional cuisine and a friendly welcome, then holidays in Pissouri could be just the ticket.

This lovely village on the south coast of Cyprus is often described as a place where time has stood still. You won't find high-rise apartment blocks and thumping nightclubs in Pissouri. What you will find during Pissouri holidays is a calm and pleasant resort, where traditional values and a warm welcome are always guaranteed.

You can reach this holiday haven by flying into Paphos International Airport (PFO), which is about 30 minutes from Pissouri. Car hire is an excellent idea if you want to transfer to the resort quickly and then explore the rest of this sunshine island during your holiday.

The Gothic ruins of the Church of St John in Famagusta

While you're in Pissouri though, prepare yourself for days spent in the sun on the sandy beach, with a backdrop of the stunning Troodos Mountains, and evenings sampling Greek hospitality at the limited but excellent range of restaurants, tavernas and bars.

The old town of Pissouri is a little further inland, and is worth the hike, while the resort itself is centred on the beach. If you are after tranquillity, you'll find it in Pissouri. The resort is best suited to couples and anyone hoping to get away from it all. Golfers are also catered for at the nearby resort of Aphrodite Hills.

If you do need an injection of adrenaline during your break, the city of Limassol is only 30 minutes away and offers shopping, sights and livelier nightlife.

Holidays in Pissouri are perfect if you fancy a quiet slice of Cypriot life with a side order of relaxation. TravelSupermarket can help you to find your ideal break in this pleasant part of the Mediterranean island of Cyprus. By using our search tool, you can explore a range of great-value breaks and then book your holiday.

Weather

Cyprus bakes under the sun year round and welcomes visitors every month of the year who come to check out the island during the different seasons. Expect daily averages of up to 30C in July and August, while the cooler spring and autumn months enjoy temperatures in the early twenties. Winter is mild, with averages of 13C. You can even ski in the mountains in late winter and early spring.

Events

Carnival; Limassol; February/March: Get yourself to the nearby city of Limassol to witness the spectacle that is the annual Carnival. A rainbow of colourful parade outfits can be seen on the streets at the start of the lent period before the Greek orthodox Easter. There is plenty to get involved in, from feasting, to dancing, to playing games, to drinking.

Assumption Day; August 15: This is a holy day and a national holiday, so expect to be joined on the beach by the locals following a church service. There will be picnics and parties galore, so do join in if you're invited.

Limassol Wine Festival; September: The winemaking industry in this area is booming and you can get a taste of it at this annual event at the Municipal Garden in Limassol. Watch grape crushing, see traditional dancing, dine on Cypriot dishes and take home a bottle of the local wine.