Peyia, Paphos


Peyia is a large and welcoming village clinging to the rugged hills that act as a backdrop to this photogenic stretch of Paphos coastline. The centre of Peyia village offers traditional tavernas, restaurants with international theme nights, wine bars, coffee shops, well-stocked supermarkets, fruit market and a bakery.

The popular resort of Coral Bay is located within a 5-minute drive from Peyia. This family oriented area has become a lively resort with plenty to offer with plenty of restaurants, bars and amenities. The resort boasts two sandy beaches, the busier of the two being the popular Coral Bay Beach located within less than a  five-minute drive. This sandy horseshoe shaped bay is honoured with a Blue Flag of the European Union. Sun beds and umbrellas are available for hire, water sports are on offer and there are two beach cafes providing refreshments.

Paphos Town, approximately 12 kilometres away, was once the capital of the island and is now included in the official UNESCO list of cultural and natural treasures of the world's heritage. The remains of villas, palaces, theatres, fortresses and tombs mean that the town is of exceptional architectural and historic value. The well-preserved mosaics and the Tombs of the Kings are probably the biggest cultural draw with further archaeological discoveries continually being made.

Exploring Coral Bay, Paphos and everywhere in between, increases the list of available activities and attractions to include mini golf, watersports, go-karting, horse riding, a snooker hall, bowling alley, heritage sites, modern shopping facilities, a waterpark and the Paphos Zoo.

Vasilikon Winery situated in Kathikas, is located within a 15 minute drive, offering local wine tasting and light bites.

Avakas Gorge located within a 20 minute drive is packed with rich flora and fauna. The river Avgas or Avakas gave its name to the striking gorge, which is an area ideal for hiking and walking. At some points, the gorge narrows considerably, to around 3 metres across, appreciably diminishing the light and darkening the landscape. Signs display information for visitors regarding the names of plants, trees and bushes.

Lara bay is located on the Akamas Peninsula within a 30 minute drive from Peyia. The soft sandy beach is a protected area for the green turtles that use the beach as a birthing ground. The bay does however require a 4 wheel drive to get to as it is an off road journey.

There are 4 golf courses; Minthis Hills Golf Club, Secret Valley Golf Course, Aphrodite Hills Golf Course and Elea Golf Course all within approximately a 45 minute drive.