About the property
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay7 nights
Absoultely superb furniture from ID Design in exquisite taste this property definitely has the wow factor. Situated on the edge of Peyia village looking over a field (complete with local village goats) and sea views over Coral Bay. Resident will use a large private parking bay and only a few small steps down to the property. Entrance is through a large separate kitchen, downstairs WC and ample open plan living and dining. The double patio doors lead out to a private terrace and lower level garden whist the bedrooms are housed up one fight of stairs. The large double bedrooms are fully air conditioned with fitted wardrobes and AC. There is a family bathroom between the two bedrooms and the master bedroom has an extra balcony with sea views.
Peyia is a town in Cyprus with population approximately 10,000 residents. Peyia is situated mainly on the steep slopes of the coastal hills inland from Coral Bay, at the southern end of the Akamas Peninsula, and it lies 14 km north of Paphos. It has a large population of British ex-pats and a growing number of holiday homes and apartments. In the town centre can be found a town hall, church, police station and several small shops and banks. Due to its hillside location many parts of the town offer views over Coral Bay and Paphos.
Peyia, like many other towns in the Paphos region, sports a large number of cafes and restaurants along the main road of Coral Bay. These range from pubs, taverns and traditional cafes, to themed restaurants hosting, for example, Chinese nights.
The town is serviced by a butchers, gym, Spiros discount store, hairdressers, DIY store, pharmacy fish market and bakery, in addition to the large supermarket called Phillipos opposite the church.
The origin of the name Peyia, is said to derive from the Latin word Baia (Bay) due to the close proximity of Coral Bay (Maa), which served as a natural safe docking for Egyptian cargo vessels dating back to antiquity. The village was first settled by Venetians, during the Venetian Domination of Cyprus (1489-1570), probably by Venetian merchant sailors and or by sailors of the Venetian fleet in conflict with the Ottomans over Cyprus rule.
The beginning of the Ottoman rule (1571-1878), saw the relationship between the Orthodox and the Ottomans healthier than in comparison with the Catholic and Ottomans, as a result many of the Venetian settlements on the island, that of Peyia included, had by then already assimilated into Orthodox Christianity as well as Greek-Cypriot way of life.
Distinctively one can notice that the Greek - Cypriot dialect in this region, including nearby villages of Kathikas, Akoiursos, and Kissonerga has a characteristic singing and fluctuating tone that resembles very much the Italian way of speech. This can be more distinctively noticeable in conversations amongst elders.
In the past, villagers had to collect their water from the local spring or 'vrisi'. It was here that everyone met, especially the young men of the village who would congregate to watch the young girls collecting water in their red clay pitchers. It is said that to drink the Peyia spring water made the girls beautiful and several songs were written about the vrisi, one of which, 'Spring of Peyia Woman' is still sung today. The vrisi is still visible though little visited except by newly weds, as this is where a great number of wedding ceremonies are now conducted. The vrisi is in a paved area to one side of the municipal car park in the centre of the village.
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 14, 2018
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.