Amaxotos Cycling Route
and about 500 feet above sea level. The whole stretch is an absolutely gorgeous spot where
the waves that softly lap up against a pebbled and sandy shoreline, partly cradled by the
rocky cliffs that drop down to the sea, making the whole setting picture perfect.
The old carriage road – ’’Amaxotos’’
was reconstructed in 1878 during the British rule. The road is, located on the outskirts of
Limassol. It is said that the ancient word ‘’Amaxitos’’ meaning carriage road, was
misinterpreted by the Turks who didn’t know the island’s language well, which resulted
in the word ‘’Amaxotos’’. The old carriage road facilitated the transfer of agricultural products
from and to the pier of Pissouri village’s Port.
Ranti is a forested area also known as ‘’Rantidi Forest’’ and is found on the borders of Limassol
and – Pafos regions. It is considered one of the key natural beauties of Cyprus.
Lime Furnace and Gypsum Furnace
The difference between limestone and gypsum lies mainly in their composition, and in the
process of their conversion from the form of stones to lime, with limestone needing a higher
firing temperature and gypsum dissolving more easily in water. The service life of the lime
kiln and the plaster kiln was ten years.
Flourmills functioned as the first sample of today’s bakeries. They would
supply the villages in the regions with flour for homes use. This is how the famous
baked goods of Cyprus such as Cypriot pittas and sourdough bread were born.
Paliofiniko & Myth
Paliofiniko was known for the agricultural and livestock produce which earned
the daily income of the residents. The strong presence of Pissouri in the
production of Cypriot products such as halloumi, carob, almonds and
Cypriot sultanina grapes must be noted.
Petra tou Romiou (Aphrodite’s Rock)
of Digenis Akritas. According to the myth, the hero threw the bulky stones in the sea to keep
the Saracen Arabs away (7 th – 10 th century). The name “Petra tou Romiou” comes from that
hero. It is said that sometimes the waves form a human figure which dissolves in sea foam as
The old slaughterhouse
served the residents of Pissouri village who had livestock farms. The slaughterhouse closed
down in 1980.
Cyprus Rally in Pissouri
drivers. It was organised around 3-4 times per year. In 2005 the residential area of the village
was extended interfering with the rally route, therefore for safety reasons the rally was cancelled.
which was built during the Turkish rule. Its name means ‘dark’ and comes from the fact that the
sun set earlier in the area than in other regions. According to one of the many myths surrounding the name of Pissouri village, which means ‘’darkness’’, during the persecution of the Christians many have found refuge in secluded regions such as this one.
Station & Fountain
of the tradition of villagers carrying water in pitchers. The fountains, based on Cypriot tradition,
became a meeting point for the village girls where they shared their news and a point for secret
dates for couples. In 1965 the direct supply of water to homes begun, hence bringing to an end
the tradition of fountains, which remain to offer water to passers-by.
beauty, was born. The ancient Greek Goddess was born of the sea spray and blown
there by the winds, Zephyr and Aura, as Isiodos narrates in his work Theogonia.
The region is part of the Cultural Route of Aphrodite.