Nisou is a village in the district of Nicosia and it is about 15 kilometres from the capital. It is built at the north bank of the Yialia River. The old road of Nicosia-Limassol goes through the village, while the new road comes from northwest of the village. Nisou along with Pera Chorio form the community of Pera Chorio-Nisou. It is located at the centre of Cyprus at a very advance position as in terms of the modern transportation since someone can reach Nicosia within 10 minutes, reach Laranaca in 20 minutes and reach Limassol in 35 minutes.
In the older years, the village resembled a small island since it was surrounded by the Yialia River. The river would come from the mountains of Machera and would split at the Nisou area into two parts which would join again towards the East (in the Dali area). That is how it got its name Nisos or Nisou.
It has a population of about 1600 residents who deal with their own businesses in the area or as employees at other companies, organisation in Nicosia. The community counsellor is Panikos Konisis, who is also the Vice President of the Pera Chorio-Nisou council. There is the great church of Agia Paraskevi, whose priest is Father Theodoros Efthimiou and the Catacomb of Saint Eftihiou with a newly built church on the hill.
Nisou village location map: