Hidden away (but admirably signposted) in a back street of hillside Pissouri village, 2km above the eponymous beach.
The 9 creakily wood-floored rooms, variable in size and a tad old-fashioned but perfectly serviceable, all have some sea view; updated bathrooms have tan tiling. There are no individual balconies, but rather a communal sun terrace.
The plant-filled courtyard, with its sheltered and sunny areas for every conceivable weather, is the inn’s focal point, adjoining the arcaded, Olde-Worlde bar. For cooler months, two inside dining rooms with fireplaces beckon.
Eating and drinking
This should be the USP here, but meals get mixed reports – specifically the microwaving of frozen, pre-cooked items in recent years. The current menu is mostly “continental” fare – duck liver, bacon and walnut sautée, steak-and-kidney pie – with token Cypriot dishes. Prices (allow 26 euro for three course, plus wines at 12–19 euros a bottle) are on the high side of average for the area.
Reportedly okay, though I personally have sometimes been received somewhat grudgingly on my various guidebook evaluation visits.
Who stays there
Older couples, often needing a handy base after a late performance at the nearby Kourion Festival.
Constant rates of 50 euros B&B.
- Culture vultures
- Seasoned travellers
- Design and architecture
Pros & Cons
- Value-for-money lodging
- Atmospheric courtyard
- Parking limited, especially in season
- Uneven record for food