Peyia is 12 km north of Paphos town at the southern end of the Akamas Peninsula with stunning views over the coastline. Peyia is lively and has many restaurants, pubs, entertainment and family activities. Peyia municipality spans from the popular beaches of Coral Bay up through the picturesque and hilly village. The Peyia Forest and the exclusive neighbourhoods of Agios Georgios and Sea Caves are nearby. "Wine Country" which is by Kathikas is a short drive from Peyia.
Peyia village has a large expatriate community and is perhaps the largest village in the Paphos region.
In the village center there are many restaurants, pubs, the town hall, a church, a small police station, a butcher, a fish market and a bakery as well as other small shops, a larger supermarket and a bank. There is also a fairly new football stadium in Peyia. Peyia's football team plays in the Cypriot First Division and are called APOP Kinyras Peyias FC. There is an English school, a local Greek school that a number of British children attend and for the younger children there is a mother and toddler group that meets in the village.
Peyia is steeped in history. At the village centre there are ancient baths and natural freshwater fountains.
The extensive pine forest is to the north of the village. The forest is protected and is popular picnic area. To the south of the village is the famous Coral Bay, a popular beach resort area with vast stretches of sandy beaches. Coral Bay takes its name after the pink coral deposits which lie further seaward.
Peyia Village enjoys fantastic panoramic vista to the sea and the Coral Bay. Peyia village features a must see village square with its array of locally famous restaurants and bars.
One of the best beaches in Cyprus is the Coral Bay beach which is nearest to Peyia. A thriving tourist resort - the 500-metre long, Coral Bay Beach is considered to be one of the loveliest coasts of the area.
The sands are deep golden, and the clean seawaters here are calm and shallow, making it a popular choice for all, including families with children. The beach is enclosed by a pair of limestone headlands and has abundant greenery, further enhancing its beauty.