Welcome to Episkopi
Episkopi is built on the hill above Ancient Kourion and is sometimes confused with 'the other' Episkopi, which is a rural village 12km inland from Pafos to the southwest. Episkopi in Greek means 'Home of the Bishop' and the village dates back to the AD 1192–1489 Frankish (Lusignan) period. A pleasant enough place, its main attractions include the excellent Kourion Museum and the sweep of sand that is the Agios Ermogenis Beach, complete with its own bar and restaurant. The simple Agios Ilarion church in the centre of the village dates to the Lusignan period. The popular Cyprus Wine Museum is also located in the vicinity, just 4km east of town on the B6.
Note that part of Episkopi lies within the confines of the British Sovereign Base Area (SBA).