Location: Pegia (Peyia) in Coral Bay Area
Nearest Airport : Paphos (Pafos) International Airport at 25 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway : Paphos – 10 Kilometres
Nearest Beach : Coral Bay Blue Flag Beach – 2 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub : Peyia – 1 Kilometres
Nearest Ski : Mount Olympus (Troodos Mountains) – 50 Kilometres
Nearest Golf : Minthis Hills Golf Course – www.cyprusgolf.com – 10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant : Various in Peyia (Walking dist) and also Coral Bay at 0.3 Kilometres
Car: Recommended (though taxis can be sorted, and buses operate very regularly between Peyia/Coral Bay/PaphosTown)
This Cyprus sea-view apartment is located just 10 minutes outside Paphos (Pafos) in the beautiful village of Peyia which is 2 minute drive from the fantastic blue flag beach of Coral Bay. Located 35 minutes from the new Paphos International Airport, Peyia village with its traditional taverns and coffee shops is only a 2 minute drive or a 15 minute walk away from the apartment. Peyia, and the apartment, has a fantastic sea-view over the bay and the very blue Mediterranean. Attractions near to Peyia include Paphos, Paphos Forest, Aphrodite’s Rock, the Akamas Peninsula, the Adonis Baths with natural waterfall and (Tsada) Minthis Hills Golf Club, Secret Valley Golf Club to name but a few. Further away but still within day trip range are Troodos Mountains (including Mount Olympus for winter ski-ing) and Limassol. Local activities include golf, cycling, walking, sailing, fishing, diving, windsurfing, water skiing, swimming, tennis, horse riding, mountain biking, mountaineering, paragliding and ski-ing (Mount Olympus).
Further details for this holiday apartment rental in Pegia (Peyia), Cyprus
Apartment location and things to do nearby: The apartment is located in lower Peyia (Pegia) village with unobstructed sea views and within walking distance to both the village and to Coral Bays blue flag Mediterranean beaches. Situated in a quiet street the apartment provides the relaxed atmosphere of a rural retreat with all of the amenities you would expect on your doorstep. Both Peyia and Coral Bay have a wide range of excellent supermarkets, shops, bars and restaurants, while Paphos (Pafos) is only a short drive away, approximately 10 minutes by car along the lovely ocean road. The Akamas Penisula, which is an outstanding area of natural beauty, is only a short drive away approximately 10 minutes and caters for Fishing, Climbing, Cycling, Mountain Biking, Horse Riding, Off-Roading. etc.. There is also a variety of cultural and historical locations within a very short distance of the apartment, making this an ideal base. Local amenities: golf, sailing, water skiing, boat hire, wind surfing, tennis, scuba diving, snorkeling, skiing historic sites, museum, zoo, water park and karting.
Peyia (Pegia) Village: The beautiful village of Peyia, with its traditional taverns and coffee shops, is only a 1 minute drive or 5 minute walk to the village square. It is a great place to while away a relaxing lunchtime with a plateful of Meze and a cold bottle of Keo beer. It also boasts excellent restaurants as well as supermarkets, banks, pharmacy, bakery, other shops and a weekly market for fresh fruit, vegetables and salad . In nearby Coral Bay there is an even greater selection of shops, bars and restaurants. If you prefer your afternoons to be a little more active you’ll find a number of local companies offering every white-knuckled pursuit from go-karting to para-gliding, otherwise it’s a short drive to the many fantastic sandy beaches in this area including the blue flag beach at Coral Bay. It is only a short drive from Peyia to local areas such as Kato Paphos, Polis, Latchi and Tala. Local attractions near to Peyia include Aphrodites Rock and the Adonis Baths with natural waterfall to name but a few.
Coral Bay – Akamas Peninsula – Paphos: Coral Bay – Coral Bay is a short 5 minute drive away and is also within walking distance from the apartment. In Coral Bay you will find a wide variety of cafes, restaurants and night life. Coral Bay also boasts blue flag beaches which are among the best on the island. Akamas Peninsula – The Akamas Peninsula is within 15 minutes drive and is an area of outstanding natural beauty – deep gorges, a wild landscape, wide sandy bays (including Lara Bay Home to the Green Turtle, one of the few places in the Mediterranean where this turtle returns to breed). It is also an area of great bio-diversity and ecological significance. Home to 530 plant species, a third of the total for Cyprus, 126 of which are endemic to Cyprus. An un-spoilt wild place thanks to its inaccessibility. Great for walking and nature lovers! Paphos – Paphos is a short drive away with its Picturesque harbour and fort.
Ski: Cyprus is a wonderful island of contrasts. Where else could you ski in the morning and then be sunning yourself by the pool or on the beach in the afternoon? The snows on Mount Olympus are a fabulous way of spending a winter morning in the Ski Cyprus arena and are less than an hour’s drive away.
Golf: There are various golf courses within a short drive of the apartment. Details of the three most popular are included below:
Minthis Hills Golf Club – Founded in 1994 on the hills of Tsada, set on the grounds of 12th century monastery, in a verdant valley. Created by Donald Steel and renovated by Mackenzie + Ebert in 2006/07, it plays to a par 71 and measures 5843 meters. Situated on the outskirts of Pafos, the altitude of 550 meters above sea level ensures cool breezes during the summer months.
Secret Valley Golf Club – The Secret Valley Golf Course, is a highly prestigious golf course located by the renowned area of ‘Petra tou Romiou’, the legendary birthplace of Aphrodite, the Goddess of love. It is set in a scenic valley surrounded by mature trees and beautiful natural rock formations. Consistently appearing as the preferred course amongst the island’s visiting players in terms of sheer playability and enjoyment.
Aphrodite Hills Golf – The first ever leisure and golf development of its kind in Cyprus, Aphrodite Hills Resort is home to a magnificent 18-hole championship golf course, spreading over 6,299 metres and overlooking the site where Aphrodite, the goddess of love, is said to have emerged from the sea. The golf course also has a dedicated 3-hole Golf Academy and magnificent clubhouse.
The Paphos region
Paphos Town, approximately 19 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. Ano Pafos on the cliff is the main administrative centre and residential district while Kato Pafos, by the sea, is the main tourist area built around the harbour and medieval port.
Moving away from the coastal area to explore a little further inland, you will come across the sleepy village of Kathikas. Kathikas is part of the Laona project, a rural regeneration and ecotourism project helping to introduce the concept of agrotourism to five villages on the border of the proposed Akamas reserve area. Located in the heart of wine country, Kathikas is one of the most attractive villages in the area, well known for its great many vineyards, grapes being its main product and their cultivation the main occupation of the villagers. Kathikas even has its own village winery which offers free wine tasting!
Take the time to explore some of the villages off the beaten path between Peyia and Polis on the northwest coast and you’ll discover such delights as village cultural centres and museums, galleries and Churches.
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, an aquarium and the Paphos Bird and Animal Park.
The Peyia area
This large and welcoming village clings to the rugged hills that act as a backdrop to this photogenic stretch of Paphos coastline. Having slumbered through the day, Peyia wakes up at night and as the evening air cools and taverna tables groan under the weight of fresh food, the village centre comes alive with the sounds of animated conversation. The villa is situated on the outskirts of Peyia and heading downhill from the villa will take you to the village centre approximately 1.7 kilometres away. Boasting traditional tavernas, restaurants with international theme nights, wine bars, coffee shops, well stocked supermarkets, delicatessens and a bakery, Peyia really does have something for everyone.
Venturing down the hillside will bring you to Coral Bay the well known beach resort for the Paphos district. This family oriented area has become a lively resort with plenty to offer in terms of amenities and activities. The resort boasts two sandy beaches, the busier of the two being the popular Coral Bay Beach approximately 8 kilometres away. This sandy horseshoe shaped bay is honoured with a Blue Flag of the European Union. Sunbeds and umbrellas are available for hire, watersports are on offer and there are two beach cafés providing refreshments. A little further along the coast is the quieter of the two beaches at Corallia Bay. Continue still further along the coast and you reach the natural rock caves of the area know locally as Sea Caves, an area which provides ideal snorkelling territory and is popular with local scuba diving schools.