Peyia is a town siuated in the steep slopes of the coastal hills of Coral bay. The origin of the name Pegeia, is said to derive from the Latin word Baia (Bay) due to the close proximity of Coral Bay (Maa).
One of Peyias characteristics are the stunning panoramic views you get almost from every area you’re in as it is built on a hillside, either it’s mountain views or sea. The long stretch of sandy beaches, and the largest banana plantations in Cyprus.
To the north of the village you’ll find a lovely protected forest named Pikni, a popular place for pic-nics. And just a short drive away from the stunning Akamas peninsula.
What makes Peyia so popular among tourists is that it is a combination of mountain, sea, mild climate and impressive history which makes it an ideal holiday destination. At the center of the village you’ll find ‘’I vrysi ton Peyiotisson’’ a fountain where woman of the village would gather in the spring to collect water and secretly meet their loved ones. Many Cypriot poems and songs have been written about this and are very well known among Cypriots. There are a myriad of options for entertainment as well as the towns’ football team APOP Kyniras Peyias FC formerly plays in the Cypriot First Division, leaving no wonder as to why this is so popular amongst the British expats.