Peyia is a quiet sleepy village in Southern Cyprus, located inland from Coral Bay, about 20 minutes north from Paphos.
Ideal for visitors looking for a traditional holiday, Peyia is a quaint hillside village with narrow streets lined with traditional whitewashed houses. The ancient hillside church here forms the heart of the village.
Evenings here are mainly spent in the village square where you will find tavernas which serve a variety of great fish, seafood and traditional meze.
Because of it’s hillside location there are magnificent views of the Cyprus
coastline and the Akamas Peninsular. There are great opportunities for walking and exploring the surrounding countryside which has banana plantations, vineyards and fruit orchards.
The wonderful European Blue Flag beach at Coral Bay is located under two miles from the village and the beaches of Paphos are just a bit further afield.
Coral Bay not only offers a beautiful beach but also great diving, swimming and watersports, and seafront dining.
Paphos on the other hand is much livelier with lots of nightlife along with sandy beaches, an attractive harbour and ancient ruins.
Both Coral Bay and the beaches at Paphos offer watersports including scuba diving, snorkelling, windsurfing, paragliding, jet-skiing, water-skiing and sailing.
The Troodos Mountains, coastal villages of Polis and Latchi, seaside resorts of Nicosia and Limassol, the Baths of Aphrodite and the ever charming Ayia Georgios harbour all offer a great day out.
Peyia enjoys hot dry summers and mild winters with around 12 hours of sunshine a day from May through till September. June till September enjoys temperatures up to 30C with lovely warm evenings, ideal for strolling around the village.
The sleepy village of Peyia is the perfect choice for package holidays where you can combine traditional Cypriot village life with a beach holiday.
If you are looking for a location perfectly situated for exploring scenic Cyprus and the Akamas Peninsula or even a winter skiing holiday there are lots of cheap holidays to Peyia available throughout the internet.