The traditional hillside village of Peyia is one of the most picturesque and popular villages in the Paphos region. It is spread over a large area and the village centre is just a three minutes walk from The Elysian Suite. Here you will find many good amenities including bars (with Wi-Fi) restaurants, takeaways, shops (supermarket, bakery, pharmacy, fishmonger, butcher) and a bank with ATM machine. There is also a medical and dental centre.
AGIOS GEORGIOS - has a delightful little taverna overlooking a small harbour and the Mediterranean. Located right next to Akamas National Park, it is the perfect place to watch the sun go down with a drink in your hand!
AKAMAS NATIONAL PARK - is a wonderfully unspoilt area to explore with deserted beaches and the famous Lara Beach with its turtle hatchery, you can even see baby turtles in the summer.
Please note that you will need a 4 x 4 if driving in the Akamas.
CORAL BAY - is a five minute drive and is well known for its blue flag beaches, you will also find watersports here as well as a number of bars and restaurants. It is also worth visiting the Coral Bay hotel as it has stunning views and afternoon tea or a sundowner on the terrace is a treat!
KATHIKAS – Is a charming Cypriot village set in the hills behind Peyia. It is well known for its excellent restaurants.
LATCHI – is a wonderful place to visit; drive through the hills and vineyards behind Peyia until you drop down to the beautiful Bay of Aphrodite with stunning views over the hills and Mediterranean. Here you will find a picturesque harbour next to a number of good fish restaurants. You can also take a boat trip or try some watersports at Latchi.
PAPHOS HARBOUR - is a lovely place to explore with its fort, fish restaurants and seaside walks. There are also beautiful mosaics next to the harbour.
ACTIVITIES IN THE LOCAL AREA
Golf – there are four championship golf courses within a 40 minute drive:
Aphrodite Hills (www.aphroditehills.com)
Minthis Hills (www.minthishills.com/golf)
Secret Valley (www.cyprusgolf/com)
Paphos Zoo (www.paphosbirdpark.com)
Horse riding (www.georgesranchcyprus.com)
Coral Bay (www.latchiwatersortscentre.com)
Boat trips - both trips run from Latchi and Paphos Harbour
Hiking/walking (especially in the Akamas out of season)
Buggy safaris - details can be found in Coral Bay
4 x 4 safaris - details can be found in Coral Bay
Wineries – you can visit many local wineries (see www.wineriescyprus.com}
Paphos water park (www.aphroditewaterpark.com)
Historical sites - there are numerous archaeological sites within easy reach of Peyia, such as the archaeological sites at the Tomb of the Kings, mosaics at Paphos harbour and Christian Catacombs.
Troodos – explore the beautiful Troodos mountains, you can even ski there in winter.
Rest and enjoy the sunshine - if this can be deemed as an activity!
RESTAURANTS AND EATING OUT
There are many restaurants in Cyprus with a wide range of cuisine at reasonable prices. One of the great pleasures of Cyprus is trying out the local cuisine; staff generally speak English and are very helpful.
You will find further details in the apartment. John and Linda will also be able to recommend places to try.