Located on the Western Coast of Cyprus set on a hillside, the authentic village of Peyia neighbor’s the bustling resorts of Coral Bay and Paphos. A beautiful ancient church forms the heart of the village while the narrow streets are full of ancient and interesting houses decorated with colorful flowers and citrus trees. Akamas Peninsula is a short drive from Peyia, with its picturesque national park and mythological Baths of Aphrodite you’ll be in the perfect spot to explore some of Cyprus’ hidden gems.
Local Markets and Shopping
The village centre has an authentic church, several little boutiques, supermarkets, a bakery and even a beauty salon for a spot of pampering. There is also a market which is held once a month where you can see the locals bargaining for their fruits, vegetables, meats and freshly caught fish. Perfect for picking up your ingredients to rustle up some tasty dishes on your BBQ. If your looking for gifts for your loved ones, there are some stalls which sell clothing, jewellery and ornaments.
Bars and Restaurants
For a true taste of authentic Cypriot dishes, there are several family fun tavernas around the village square serving souvlaki, sheftalia, halloumi and freshly caught seafood. Continue your evening in one of the bars sipping cocktails and enjoying live traditional Cypriot performances. For a greater choice, whatever your taste, nearby Coral Bay will cater for it! Enjoy authentic meals or international cuisine from one of the restaurants along the popular main strip.
You’ll find 2 beaches which are a short drive from the village of Peyia, the pretty beach of Laourou has soft golden sands and calm, clear waters perfect for families with young children. Coral Bay beach which is slightly further with a livelier atmosphere also has soft sand and clear waters. Both beaches have sunbeds and parasol for hire as well as beach bears, perfect for relaxing, soaking up that Cypriot sun with a chilled cocktail or beer.
On the coastline of Peyia are the magnificent, rugged Sea Caves, why not take a walk along the picturesque coastline and enjoy those stunning views or,better yet, watch the evening sunset. The perfect way to unwind after a busy day of exploring. Further along the coast is the Edro III Shipwreck close to the stunning shoreline surrounded by crystal clear waters, it is definitely a place to visit! There is a restaurant and bar overlooking the ship and is perfect for an evening dinner whilst admiring those spectacular sunsets.
Places of Interest
There are a number of local festivals which revolve around the square and Peyia is a lively and popular destination for both locals and tourists. The Akamas Peninsular is a short drive west and is famous for its over 500 plant species and a wide variety of birds can be seen. Paphos Old Town, with its maze of small streets and charming harbour is ideal for a truly unique Cypriot experience. Kato Paphos is home to some of the most intricate mosaics in the Eastern Mediterranean.