Peyia, also called Pegeia, is a suburb of Paphos in western Cyprus. It clings to the rugged hills along the long coastline of the Mediterranean. The hills on the east has splendid waterfalls, forests, and the scenic Avakas Gorge where you can see beautiful limestone formations and wildlife. The coastline of Peyia has the Blue Flag Coral Bay, sea caves, a shipwreck site, and several small islands, which makes Peyia one of the most interesting places to visit in Cyprus.
There are different types of accommodation options in Peyia, including hotels, resorts, and luxury villas for rent. Choose from 2,3,4 bedroom villas in Peyia. You will also find larger properties if you are a bigger group.
Many villas are on the coast or next to the Coral Bay, which is one of the best beaches in Cyprus. Others are located in the village center.
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⛱ Which beach in Cyprus is most beautiful?
Coral bay is a strong contender for the west coast's most beautiful beach.
🎈 Where should we stay in Cyprus?
The west coast of Cyprus is fringed by the calm Mediterranean sea, Coral bay is ideal for relaxing.
🍎 What is the best month to go to Cyprus?
The best time to visit Cyprus is between May and October. This time around 30 degrees every day.
🔥 What are the best beaches in Cyprus?
Visit the beautiful beaches: Ayia Napa, Paphos, Nissi beach, Gape Grecko and Coral bay.
❓ What are the top attractions to visit in Cyprus?
Let's explore the best attractions in Cyprus: Petra tou Romiou (Rock of the Roman), Tombs of the Kings & Archaeological Park (Paphos) and Kolossi Castle.
📌 Where is the best place to live in Cyprus?
Naturally, where else would we begin but Cyprus’s capital, Paphos. This city is a hub of culture, business and world famous nightlife.
💎 What makes Cyprus so special?
Though Cyprus is more famous for its red wine than white, the majority of its vineyards have white grapes. Cyprus is one of the world's biggest producers of citrus. Paphos have historically unique - the remains of ancient tombs, fortresses and palaces have made the whole town a Unesco World Heritage Site.
Peyia is one of the nicest places to stay in Cyprus if you are looking for a quiet and peaceful island vacation. It is still largely untouched by tourism. But many tourist attractions in the west coast of the island are still very close. In the village center, you will find many traditional tavernas, bars, bakeries that sell local pastries and cakes, coffee shops, a couple of supermarkets, and a fruit market.
Peyia has modernized like the rest of Cyprus, but you will still find many traditional houses. You will still see many narrow streets and alleyways that are full of old and interesting houses decorated with colorful flowers and citrus trees. The locals are friendly. You will find many vineyards and banana plantations around the village.
The Blue Flag Coral Bay beach is only 5 minutes by road from Peyia. It is a family-friendly beach with bars, restaurants, and amenities. Sunbeds and umbrellas are available for hire. There are also watersports activities. North of Coral Bay, there is Kafizis beach, which is more serene. It gets fewer tourists. Lara Beach, which is a famous turtle nesting site, is only 10 minutes away by car or bike.
The Coral Bay Beach
Coral Bay is the star attraction of Peyia. This is a crescent-shaped 600-meter stretch of soft white sandy beach between two headlands. The northern headland has an archeological site and a museum. Coral Bay’s water is clean and safe for swimming. You will find many swimmers, including families here. There are no riptides. You will find lifeguards on the beach during the swimming season.
There are also many types of watersports activities on the beach like windsurfing, jet skiing, sailing, and hang-gliding. You will also find many sunbeds, umbrellas, and a couple of restaurants. There is a beach pavilion with facilities for tourists at the southern end of the beach.
February to June and again between October and December are good times to visit Coral Bay. Beach parties are held here during the summer months. However, it can get crowded during the peak tourist season. If you prefer a more serene beach, then just cross the northern headland. There is a smaller beach here that remains mostly empty. Or you can visit Kafizis beach in northern Peyia. This too is a very scenic and serene stretch of sandy beach with many rocky formations.
Activities in Peyia
You can spend a relaxing vacation in Peyia enjoying the Cypriot sun or have an activity-filled holiday here. There are many things to do –
The historic town of Paphos is very close. There are many ancient sites to see here, and also a reptile and bird park. Some of the archeological ruins include the catacombs, Tombs of the Kings, and the Paphos Mosaics.
The Paphos Zoo is also close. It is a must-visit if you are traveling with kids.
Pikni Forest, popular with picnickers, is just after the zoo.
Take a boat tour to visit the sea caves. Explore the tunnels where pirates used to hide their treasures once.
Water sports on the beach and also sailing trips.
Hiking in the nearby Akamas Peninsula.
Wine country is a short drive from Peyia.
There are 4 golf courses. The Aphrodite Hills Golf Course is about 45 minutes from Peyia.
Accommodation in Peyia
Peyia has some of the best villas for rent in the west coast of the island. Some of them are close to the beach, while the others are located in serene parts of the village. There are a few hotels and resorts as well.