Limassol Region, Pissouri
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, Pissouri village and Pissouri Bay. The total population in the summer is said to reach just over a thousand people, about half of whom are Cypriots, the rest foreign, mainly British, residents and visitors. Pissouri is still very much a working village of farmers. The village was once a small port from where carobs were exported during Medieval times, and its stone-built carob warehouses have been preserved and converted into restaurants and residences. Nowadays it is known locally for its Halloumi cheese, and also for its small, sweet and seedless green grapes - Sultanina. The beach area of Pissouri Bay has developed into a popular tourist resort, and offers the opportunity to enjoy water sports and hiking on its picturesque coast. The motorway has brought Pissouri closer to the larger cities and resorts of Limassol and Paphos, but the distinctiveness of the area is likely to be retained.