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Holidays In Peyia

Peyia Holidays at a Glance

Peyia village, is 19 kms northwest of Paphos. In Peyia, do not forget to quench your thirst at the picturesque fountains, which can be found in the beautiful stone-paved village square. 4 kms from the village, near the fishing refuge, are the ruins of two early Christian basilicas with some very interesting mosaic floors depicting animals. This site must have been an important establishment in early Christian times. There are also rock-hewn tombs of the Roman period above the sea.

Facilities in Peyia are mainly situated on the main road leading into Peyia village. There are plenty of taverns to choose from serving a variety of local dishes.

Who holidays in Peyia

Peyia holidays are perfect for those seeking to get away from the daily hustle and bustle.



Key Facts - Peyia

  • LanguageGreek
  • CurrencyEuro
  • Dialing Code00 357
  • Time Difference+2 GMT
  • Flight Duration4 hours (Approx)
  • Distance From Airport25 km
  • Airport Transfer (Coach)50 mins
  • Airport Transfer (Taxi)20 mins

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Amathus - Limassol: Amathus is one of the ancient Kingdom of Cyprus where numerous tombs have been found. Excavations are still continuing at the Acropolis and Agora area of the ancient site.

Kolossi Castle - Limassol: A fine example of military architecture originally constructed in the 13th century, and subsequently rebuilt in the form it is now, in the middle of the 15th century. It served first as the Grand Commander of the Knights Templar, and after the fall of Acre in 1291 for some years, as the headquarters of the Knights of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem. 14 kms (9 miles) west of Limassol, on the road to Paphos.

Kourion - Limassol: Kourion is also an important ancient city kingdom, and one of the more interesting and spectacular archaeological sites on the island with excavations still bringing new treasures to light. Kourion Museum houses a collection of finds, from nearby archaeological sites.

Tombs of the Kings - Paphos: Spread over a vast area, these impressive underground tombs date back to the 4th century BC. They are carved out of solid rock with some being decorated with Doric pillars. High officials rather than Kings were buried here, but the magnificence of the tombs gave the locality its name.

The Mosaics of Paphos - Paphos: The Mosaics of Paphos are considered amongst the finest in the Eastern Mediterranean. They mainly depict scenes from Greek mythology.

Petra tou Romiou - Paphos: Birthplace of Aphrodite, Aphrodite goddess of love and beauty, rose from the waves in this strikingly beautiful spot. The Greek name, Petra tou Romiou 'The Rock of the Greek' is associated with the legendary frontier-guard of Byzantine times Digenis Akritas, who kept the marauding Saracens at bay with amazing strength. It is said that he heaved this large rock into the sea destroying the enemy's ship.

Baths of Aphrodite - Polis: An area of breathtaking beauty associated with Aphrodite. According to legend, the goddess Aphrodite used to bathe in the pool of the nearby natural grotto, which is shaded by a fig tree. A trail from the Baths takes you to Fontana Amorosa (8 kms from the Baths, at the end of the Akamas Peninsula). Walking along this trail, one can enjoy an incomparable view and un-spoilt nature.

Larnaca Fort - Larnaca: Erected in 1625 by the Turks. This fort is now a museum and its inner courtyard is used as an open-air garden-theatre during the summer months.

The Pierides Museum - Larnaca: Contains a unique archaeological, medieval, post-Byzantine and Cypriot fork art collections gathered by five consecutive generations of the family. It also exhibits an old arsenal and a rich collection of old chartography of Cyprus and the Eastern Mediterranean

Ayia Napa: Originally a fishing village it is now a major tourist resort. The charming medieval monastery dedicated to 'Our Lady of the Forests' stands in the middle of the village surrounded by a high wall. It's 16th century church is partly underground and cut into the rock. The Marine Life Museum can be found within the premises of the Ayia Napa Municipality.

Cavo Greco: A National Forest Park at the southeastern end of the island between Ayia Napa and Paralimni. The uniqueness of the area is not only due to its natural beauty but also to the fact that it offers a wide range of interests such as swimming, diving, towed parachute, fishing, rowing, cycling, riding, climbing, airports and hiking.

Cairo by Air: Less than one hour away by flight, a wealth of history awaits you in the land of the Pharaohs, Egypt. See one of the few remaining seventh wonders of the world the pyramids, treat yourself to some unique bargains at the largest Souk in the middle East Khan El Khalli. See the original death mask of the boy king Tutankhamen completely crafted from Solid gold. Cruise on the famous river Nile through the cosmopolitan city of Cairo. Surprise your friends with a postcard from Egypt during your holiday in Cyprus.

Amathus - Limassol: Amathus is one of the ancient Kingdom of Cyprus where numerous tombs have been found. Excavations are still continuing at the Acropolis and Agora area of the ancient site.

Kolossi Castle - Limassol: A fine example of military architecture originally constructed in the 13th century, and subsequently rebuilt in the form it is now, in the middle of the 15th century. It served first as the Grand Commander of the Knights Templar, and after the fall of Acre in 1291 for some years, as the headquarters of the Knights of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem. 14 kms (9 miles) west of Limassol, on the road to Paphos.

Kourion - Limassol: Kourion is also an important ancient city kingdom, and one of the more interesting and spectacular archaeological sites on the island with excavations still bringing new treasures to light. Kourion Museum houses a collection of finds, from nearby archaeological sites.

Tombs of the Kings - Paphos: Spread over a vast area, these impressive underground tombs date back to the 4th century BC. They are carved out of solid rock with some being decorated with Doric pillars. High officials rather than Kings were buried here, but the magnificence of the tombs gave the locality its name.

The Mosaics of Paphos - Paphos: The Mosaics of Paphos are considered amongst the finest in the Eastern Mediterranean. They mainly depict scenes from Greek mythology.

Petra tou Romiou - Paphos: Birthplace of Aphrodite, Aphrodite goddess of love and beauty, rose from the waves in this strikingly beautiful spot. The Greek name, Petra tou Romiou 'The Rock of the Greek' is associated with the legendary frontier-guard of Byzantine times Digenis Akritas, who kept the marauding Saracens at bay with amazing strength. It is said that he heaved this large rock into the sea destroying the enemy's ship.

Baths of Aphrodite - Polis: An area of breathtaking beauty associated with Aphrodite. According to legend, the goddess Aphrodite used to bathe in the pool of the nearby natural grotto, which is shaded by a fig tree. A trail from the Baths takes you to Fontana Amorosa (8 kms from the Baths, at the end of the Akamas Peninsula). Walking along this trail, one can enjoy an incomparable view and un-spoilt nature.

Larnaca Fort - Larnaca: Erected in 1625 by the Turks. This fort is now a museum and its inner courtyard is used as an open-air garden-theatre during the summer months.

The Pierides Museum - Larnaca: Contains a unique archaeological, medieval, post-Byzantine and Cypriot fork art collections gathered by five consecutive generations of the family. It also exhibits an old arsenal and a rich collection of old chartography of Cyprus and the Eastern Mediterranean

Ayia Napa: Originally a fishing village it is now a major tourist resort. The charming medieval monastery dedicated to 'Our Lady of the Forests' stands in the middle of the village surrounded by a high wall. It's 16th century church is partly underground and cut into the rock. The Marine Life Museum can be found within the premises of the Ayia Napa Municipality.

Cavo Greco: A National Forest Park at the southeastern end of the island between Ayia Napa and Paralimni. The uniqueness of the area is not only due to its natural beauty but also to the fact that it offers a wide range of interests such as swimming, diving, towed parachute, fishing, rowing, cycling, riding, climbing, airports and hiking.

Cairo by Air: Less than one hour away by flight, a wealth of history awaits you in the land of the Pharaohs, Egypt. See one of the few remaining seventh wonders of the world the pyramids, treat yourself to some unique bargains at the largest Souk in the middle East Khan El Khalli. See the original death mask of the boy king Tutankhamen completely crafted from Solid gold. Cruise on the famous river Nile through the cosmopolitan city of Cairo. Surprise your friends with a postcard from Egypt during your holiday in Cyprus.

Cyprus offers activities all year round: diving, golf, sailing, hiking, mountain biking, skiing, horse riding. For those who seek relaxation and pampering there are plenty of spa and health centres around Cyprus.

Waterparks

"Water World" - Ayia Napa

"Fasouri Watermania" - Limassol

"Aphrodite" Waterpark - Paphos

A lot of surprises are waiting for you there. You'll be completely carried away by breath-taking high hills, swimming pools with artificial waves and many other water attractions for every age. Entertainment and water games will remind you the scenes of ancient Greek mythology.

Watersports: Water Sports All sorts of beach activities from water and jet skiing to windsurfing and pedalboating are catered for along the coast. Both the beaches backing onto hotels and those further afield provide equipment hire

Diving: There are over forty different dive sites in Cyprus. The best way to find out more is to visit one of the area's dive centres. Around Latchi and Akamas you will find the best scuba-diving available anywhere in Cyprus, with crystal clear water and no tides or strong currents to worry about.

Jeep Safaris: It's a unique day out for everyone to enjoy! You will be travelling in a four wheel drive "Land Rover Defenders", driven by professional friendly drivers who will take you to the heart of this beautiful island, normally inaccessible except by donkey!! You will be truly captured by the mystique and sounds of nature as you enjoy the true beauty of Cyprus. Jeep safaris are available to Troodos mountains and Akamas.

Cycling: Cyprus is a natural mountain-biking place. Its terrain offers many opportunities for exciting mountain-biking in different tracks, making the island a paradise for the sport's fans.

Due to the excellent weather conditions prevailing on the island, cycling sports can be enjoyed almost throughout the year.

Hiking: The Akamas peninsular, to the north of Paphos, provides an excellent area for walking as it has been virtually untouched by tourism and development. Further afield, numerous interesting walks can be found among the breathtaking Troodos mountains.

Golf: Cyprus is quickly getting a reputation as the latest holiday Mecca for golfers. There are two 18-hole courses only a short drive from Paphos. The Tsada Golf Club near Tsada village is the oldest in Cyprus and is set in the grounds of a twelfth century monastery. The Secret Valley Golf Club is slightly further away, about 18 km east of Paphos.

Skiing: Skiing for the winter lovers. Cyprus is also becoming established as a destination for winter sports. In Cyprus, snow-skiing can be enjoyed on the slopes of Mount Olympus (1951 metres a.s.l.), from the beginning of January to the end of March. Mount Olympus is only 3 kms from Troodos hill resort.

Eating/Drinking During Peyia Holidays

Cyprus has a panoply of choices for night owls of all feathers. You will find traditional entertainment - folk music and dancing - at numerous tavernas and restaurants in the cities as well as in many villages. Tavernas offer a tantalising selection of local food, and dessert is often on the house for visitors. You're sure to enjoy this festive look into many of the colourful customs of old Cyprus.

Eating and drinking

Major resorts have bars and restaurants of every category. All over the island there are restaurants offering genuine Cypriot food. One of the best ways of enjoying Cypriot food is by ordering "mezze", a large selection of a number of different local dishes.

There are no licensing hours and the highlight of the wine year is the annual wine festival in Limassol, usually held in September, when free wine flows and local food is on offer.

Looking for something different to take home? How about the island's culinary delicacies such as wine, sweets like Shuchuco, Halloumi cheese and Chiromeri ham?

Nightlife

Nightclubs of all stripes are found in Limassol and Nicosia, Larnaca and Paphos but especially in Limassol and Ayia Napa. Ayia Napa is a resort in the eastern part of Cyprus now known as an international clubbing destination, widely recognised for its British House Garage sounds, up-and-coming DJs and festive atmosphere. The action usually gets started late - towards midnight.

Getting Around on Peyia Holidays

Car: To make the most of all there is to see, hiring a car is recommended, but do book well in advance. Car hire can be added to existing Cyprus holiday bookings as well as when making a new booking. If you are planning to explore the more mountainous areas, a higher horsepower engine (over 1600cc) is advisable. Parking is readily available in most urban areas.

Taxis: Cyprus is served by a plentiful supply of metered taxis. They can take up to 8 people, and will run between major towns as well as covering shorter journeys.

Buses: The five districts each have their own bus company, the subsidised fares are kept low, and weekly tickets are available for unlimited travel within each district, including rural villages. The Intercity Bus Company provides a similarly subsidised service between cities (and districts) at very reasonable rates. Discounted fares are available if several journeys are planned.

Bicycles: Bicycles can be hired in most resorts and make a wonderful way to explore the resort on your Cyprus holiday.

Peyia Holidays Shopping

Join in the bustling activity of a colourful market where you'll find fresh produce, fish and meat, basket work and national specialities which make original and reasonably priced souvenirs.

Purchases in Cyprus include lacework and embroidery, tablecloths, silks, basket work, pottery, silverware, leather goods and jewellery. Silver spoons and forks are a traditional symbol of Cypriot hospitality. Lefkara lace is famous throughout the world as one of the products most closely associated with Cypriot workmanship; the name originates from the village Lefkara.

The local wines and brandy also make good purchases.

Shops: Most of the tourist and souvenir shops stay open until midnight.

November - April 9:00 - 1:00 / 2:30 - 5:30

May - October 9:00 - 1:00 / 4:00 - 7:00

Wednesday and Saturday is half-day shopping from 8:00 - 1:30 all year round.

Holidays in Peyia - Beaches

Macronissos Beach: Located on the west side of Ayia Napa, this beach of soft golden sand features a great variety of watersports and shelves gently into the sea making it ideal for families.

Protaras: A great choice for families and those seeking uniterrupted relaxation in the sun, this great stretch of golden sand that makes up the beach at Protaras also hosts a wide variety of water sports.

Nissi Beach: This fantastic stretch of white sand that sweeps around the bay, Nissi Beach is quieter than the beaches at Ayia Napa and Protaras

Asprokremos: Located on the Akamas peninsular this is considered to be one of the best and most un-spoilt beaches on the island.

Weather and climate information

Max Temp CJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Cyprus161719222429313231262220
London671013172022211914107
Sunshine HoursJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Cyprus6789911121211975
London124567665321

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