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Destination guide

Sun and sea at Peyia holiday lettings

Midway up Cyprus from the city of Paphos, Peyia is a hotspot for holidaymakers who love to lap up the sun and laze in the sea. The rises of the Troodos foothills begin to climb straight behind the beaches, offering a backdrop of dusty ridges dotted with olive trees and farms. Talking of beaches, you probably won't ever want to leave them – Coral Bay is the best, with its Blue Flag, fine sands and intriguing little caves to explore. Peyia holiday rentals with pools are an alternative, often perched up on the slopes back from the coast.

Things to do

Attractions near holiday homes in Peyia

Peyia's piece de resistance is certainly the wide arc of honey-hued sand that is Coral Bay. Villas and restaurants and halloumi-sizzling tavernas all crowd around the streets that surround it, forging a delightful little clutch of amenities and eateries. That's also the setting for the Ithaki Amusement Park and its whacky miniature golf course, and the Coral Bay Karting track, where you can whizz around on purring engines. Paphos Zoo is also just up the road, laden with parrots and crocs and elephants.

Activities

Things to do near Peyia holiday homes

Peyia holiday rentals with a pool are just one of the ways you can get the kids splashing around in safety in this corner of the Cypriot coast. Nearby beaches mean oodles of fun, like the chances to snorkel through rock beds on Coral Bay, spin tales of seafarers at the haunting Edro III Shipwreck, or delve into sea caves where turtles tread. You could also head inland, to discover gushing waterfalls and natural mud spas in the forest.

Weather

Best time to travel to Peyia holiday homes

Because Peyia holiday rentals are really about hitting the Cypriot beaches and exploring the beautiful west coast of the island with the whole family in tow, it's usually a good idea to wait until the rains head off. That means the long summer season that begins in May and ends in September is the perfect choice. Coming smack bang in the middle of it is even drier – and hotter. You should prep for mercury levels soaring above 30 degrees in months like June, July and August.

Natural features

Tumbling to the coast with Peyia

Peyia cascades down the flanks of the Troodos Mountains in a series of tarmacked streets and wide lanes lined with villas. It's like an urban dash between the untamed highlands of western Cyprus and the rock-ribbed shoreline that runs along the Mediterranean Sea. The coast is the main natural draw. It comes cut-through by deep caves and grottoes, splashed in parts by wild waves, and even with a shipwreck or two. Coral Bay has sandy stretches for lazing and swimming, while the Akamas Peninsula National Park means waterfalls and forests and turtle-trodden coves.

How to get there

Transport to and around Pegeia

Fly into Paphos (PFO-Paphos Intl.), the closest airport, located 14.4 mi (23.2 km) from the city centre.

Family friendly

Family fun near Peyia holiday homes

Families with kids will be delighted at the kid-focused activities in Peyia. Holiday homes are available near places like Ithaki Amusement Park and Mini Golf, a theme park with thrill rides, games and miniature golf, and Lara Beach, a wild beach with calm waters for swimming and a native population of sea turtles. Kids will also like the Pafos Zoo, an animal park with a varied collection of wildlife.

Good for couples

Couple's attractions near Peyia holiday homes

Peyia is an idyllic escape that’s perfect for a couple’s retreat. Holiday homes are available near places like Avakas Gorge, a canyon with scenic nature trails, wildlife and water views, and the Adonis Baths, a multilevel waterfall with mud therapy, swimming areas and statues of Aphrodite and Adonis. You could also explore Agio Neophytos Monastery, an ancient monastery and church complex with frescoes, icons, manuscripts and other relics.

How many holiday rentals are available around Peyia?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,718 holiday lettings around Peyia. From 921 villas to 495 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a seaside property in Peyia?

Don't just spend a couple of hours at the beach. Wrangle your pals and stay as close as possible to it! The sound of rumbling waves and extraordinary ocean views? It's a no-brainer! HomeAway has 720 beachside getaway homes to pick from. Want to give something else a go? See if any of our other properties catch your eye. Our selection here includes:

  • 539 beach holiday accommodation options.
  • 465 village holiday accommodation options.
  • 348 ocean-view holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent a villa in Peyia?

No fighting it out for sun loungers, sharing a pool or waiting in line at a buffet. If this sounds like holiday paradise, round up your crew, stay in a private villa and enjoy the privacy and space you deserve. In this destination, there are 1,018 options to select from. Rates start from £36 per night. If that doesn't suit your family's style, we have a range of different self-catering accommodation options available, such as:

  • Apartment: 517 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £20 per night.
  • House: 227 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £23 per night.
  • Hotel: 52 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £39 per night.

Can I stay in Peyia in a large group?

Whether you're setting off on a holiday with the extended family or spending a week away with your old school mates, it's always stacks of fun hanging out in a brand new place together! And the great news is that HomeAway has places to suit you. Why not browse through the 484 villa holiday rentals featured here? They're the top choice for large groups of guests. In the area, the rental properties that can accommodate larger sized groups include:

  • If yours is a squad of 6, we offer 1,414 properties to rent ideal for that size. Book a night from just £20.
  • Keen to find somewhere for 8 people? We have 418 that will serve you well. You can book one for as little as £52 a night.
  • Organising a trip away with 7 guests? We've got 248 accommodation for rent that will be ideal. Prices begin at just £40 a night.

So never fear! When you book with us you can bring your mom, your cousins and all your mates to Peyia.

Where are the cheapest holiday rentals in Peyia?

There are friends, there is family and then there are friends that become family. Catch up with your nearest and dearest and secure a value-packed holiday with HomeAway. Vasiliko has bargain written all over it. And with 6 HomeAway holiday rentals at an average price of £56 a night, it's not hard to see why. Old Town of Paphos is another place worth considering. We've got 263 and the average price is around £61 per night.