Pissouri is a village located in Limassols district, Cyprus (thirty kilometres westwards of Limassols centre), between Limassol and Paphos. Pissouris administrative area is the third biggest in Limassol District. The main settlement of Pissouri is situated about three kilometres away from the bay named Cape Aspro, and is built on the side of a green hill. The settlement, strangely, is placed in the middle of Pissouris territory. Now they are two distinct communities, Pissouri Village Area and Pissouri Bay Area. The total permanent population is said to reach around 1100 people, about half of whom are Cypriots, the rest foreigners, mainly British, residents and visitors. In Pissouri there are several shops, and many tavernas, restaurants and bars serving food and drink of exceptional quality. There are also three banks' branches in Pissouri village's central square. According to some official sources, the name Pissouri derives from the ancient city Voousoura, as reported by Stravonas, a 1st century BCE - 1st century CE philosopher, mathematician and geographer. Some other sources[which] connect the name of the village with pitched-dark nights.