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Kissonerga Introduction

Kissonerga village is situated between Paphos and Coral Bay on the beautiful south west coast of Cyprus. It is a quiet resort with a range of accommodation from hotels to apartments. There are also a large number of privately owned villas. The village has shops providing holiday essentials, and a small number of restaurants. The beaches on the south west coast are sandy and offer many water sports and safe bathing. Kissonerga is well placed to explore the wealth of archaeological sites in the south of the island and take advantage of the many leisure pursuits that are available.

Why Go To Kissonerga?

The weather in Kissonerga is pleasant for most of the year, with over three hundred days of sunshine. It is a charming, relaxed place with friendly, welcoming locals, for whom nothing is too much trouble. It is close to many important and interesting archaeological sites. It is also near to some of the best beaches on the island and offers a wide range of water sports. Nearby Paphos has a popular water park with many exciting flumes and rides and there are three good golf courses in the area.

A Kissonerga holiday has wide appeal. Families with young children are attracted by the beach and its facilities. Couples of all ages, particularly those with an interest in history, enjoy the ancient sites in the area. Golfers have a choice of eighteen hole courses.

When To Go To Kissonerga

The summer season begins in April when the temperature is a pleasant seventy degrees. This can soar to the high eighties from June until September. Winters are pleasant at sea level but remember that winter is the rainy season and there can be snow in the mountains.

Kissonerga - The Place

Kissonerga, on the south west coast, benefits from a short transfer time from Paphos airport. It is well placed to enjoy the sandy beaches and water sports, the golf courses and the many historical sites that are found in this area. It is a quiet resort, popular with families and couples of all ages.

There are many beaches in the area which are soft and sandy and slope gently into the clear blue sea. Coral Bay is the most beautiful and offers a wide range of water sports including jet skiing and paragliding. The water here is so clear that scuba diving and snorkelling are very popular sports. Nearby Paphos has a water park with some exciting flumes and rides.

There are many historical sights in the area around Kissonerga. These include the medieval Fort near the harbour in Pathos, the Roman amphitheatre, the Venus Rock and the Baths of Aphrodite, the Tombs of the Kings and the Kolossi Medieval Castle in Limassol.

Jeep safaris can be taken to the Troodos Mountains where the scenery is spectacular and the views stunning. There are many charming inland villages which remain untouched by tourism such as Kakopetria.

A Kissonerga holiday combines relaxation in wonderful sunshine with glorious beaches in an area littered with ancient towns, tombs and monuments.

Kissonerga Nightlife

Nightlife in Kissonerga is fairly low-key with much of the evening entertainment being hotel based. Those looking for livelier venues can take the short taxi ride to Paphos where there are numerous bars and clubs.

Kissonerga Shopping

There are two supermarkets in the village providing holiday essentials and there are a number of gift and souvenir shops. Cyprus excels in handcrafted goods and the government have recognised the value of this by creating the Cyprus Handicraft Service. There are a number of official shops around the island. There are of course many more unofficial shops in all resorts selling good quality goods that are reasonably priced. Popular gifts and holiday mementoes are the embroidered linens, the Lefkara lace and ceramic pots.

Kissonerga Eating

Kissonerga has several restaurants which serve mostly traditional food. There is greater variety on the coastal road and in nearby resorts.

Fish features prominently on Cypriot menus with calamari, red mullet and sea bass being particularly popular. Halloumi, a cheese made from goat and sheep’s milk is an island speciality. It is often served grilled and served as an appetiser. The Cypriot equivalent of the Spanish tapas is mezze and it is a good way to sample the variety of local food.

Local wines are tasty and inexpensive.