Last updated on Jul 10, 2023
Summary: Expats, digital nomads and retirees discuss what it is like to live in Pissouri, Cyprus: Cost of living, Finding a home, Meeting People and more.
What do I need to know before moving to Pissouri?
When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Pissouri, they said:
"Pissouri is a small village located between Limassol and Paphos, known for its stunning views, friendly locals, and relaxed lifestyle. The official languages are Greek and Turkish, but English is widely spoken due to the large number of British expats and tourists. The cost of living in Pissouri is relatively low compared to other European countries, but it's still higher than in some parts of Cyprus. The village is divided into two main parts: Pissouri Village and Pissouri Bay. The village is located on the hillside, offering panoramic views of the surrounding countryside and sea, while the bay area is home to a beautiful beach and a number of restaurants and hotels. Pissouri has a Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters. It's important to note that the village can get quite windy, especially in the afternoons. The healthcare system in Cyprus is of a high standard, with both public and private healthcare options available. Expats will need to apply for a Cyprus European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) to access public healthcare services. The village is known for its strong sense of community and traditional Cypriot lifestyle. There are plenty of opportunities to get involved in local events and festivals, which often involve music, dancing, and food. The local cuisine is a blend of Greek, Turkish, and Middle Eastern influences, with fresh seafood, fruits, and vegetables being key ingredients. Pissouri is a safe place to live with a low crime rate. However, like anywhere, it's important to take basic safety precautions, such as locking doors and windows when you're not at home. The village is well-connected by road to the rest of Cyprus, but public transport options are limited, so having a car is recommended. The education system in Cyprus is of a high standard, and there are a number of international schools in the larger cities. However, in Pissouri, schooling options may be more limited. Finally, it's important to note that while Cyprus is a member of the EU, it's not part of the Schengen Area, so different visa rules may apply," remarked one expat who made the move to Pissouri.
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About the Author
Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.