Traditional and thriving village with great sea views and close to the beaches at Coral Bay.
A great mix of traditional and modern
Winding up through the banana plantations after a short drive along the coast road from Paphos brings you to Peyia, located on the hillside overlooking Coral Bay. Peyia is a very typical Cypriot village. A beautiful ancient church forms the heart of the village while the narrow streets and alleyways are full of old and interesting houses adorned with colourful flowers and citrus trees.
The village is still largely unspoilt with lively tavernas and friendly locals. You can buy all your provisions including fresh meat and bread in the village stores with the early morning aroma of freshly baked bread, sweet and savoury local pastries and cakes coming from the Peyia bakery being almost too much to resist!
The village of Peyia is one of the most picturesque and popular villages in the area. It is spread over a large area with the village centre having many good amenities including Bars (with Wi-Fi) (‘The Mill’, ‘The Jail’, ‘The Grande’ and ‘Vrisi’), Restaurants (home to ‘The Peyia Tavern’, ‘Cousins’, ‘Savvas Grill’, The Stonehouse’, and many more), Takeaways, Shops (Philippos supermarket, Constaninides Bakery, pharmacy, fishmonger, deli) and a bank (to name but a few). There is also a fitness centre (Tower Fitness) between Peyia and Coral Bay if you want to work off the fabulous food (you won’t be able to resist) whilst still on holiday.
Only a 5 minute drive away is the famous Coral Bay resort with its Sandy beach for all the family as well as its more extensive selection of nightlife and daytime activities. Other things to do in the area include Paphos Bird Park, reptile park, horse riding, Akamas Peninsular & Lara Beach Nature Reserve (famous for turtles), hiking/walking, buggy safaris, 4 x 4 safaris, sea caves area, watersports, sailing, wineries and much much more. Amusements and the Waterpark in Paphos are also easily accessible from Peyia, as are numerous archaeological ruins such as the Tombs of the Kings, Paphos Mosaics and the Christian Catacombs.
If you’ve rented a car, Peyia is a great base to explore the Cypriot countryside. It’s about 15km to Paphos, about 15km to the Akamas and about 25km to Polis.