The Peyia fountains you see today are stone built and date back over 100 years. They are a pretty collection of arched fountains, or springs, from which water can be collected. There is an entrance fee of a couple of Euros.
Close to the coast are the Peyia Sea caves. The Pegeia sea caves have formed over thousands of years after continuous erosios, and are a sight of natural splendour and beauty. The Peyia Sea caves can perhaps be admired best by taking a Paphos Harbour boat trip. Alternatively there are a few beaches that you can swim at, although some are difficult to access. The Peyia sea caves where also said to be home of the monk seals in Cyprus.
Today the Pegeia sea caves are a myriad of natural arches and caverns with crystal clear blue water, another great Cyprus Day Out.
To explore Peyia why not look at hotels in the nearby Coral Bay area, see our link below
Peyia Village, Peyia Fountains And Peyia Sea Caves
If you are looking for things to do in Paphos, why not visit Peyia (Pegeia) which is a small town, west of Paphos towards Coral bay. It has a population of approximately 10,000. There are many Peyia holiday homes and Pegeia village and the area is popular with British expatriates.
Peyia village was established during the Venetian period, and its name derives from the Greek word Bay (due to its close proximity to the coast/Coral Bay)
Today the centre of the village has a variety of restaurants including traditional ones offering the Cypriot Meze.
One of the highlights is Peyia Vrisi or Peyia fountains. This is the area near the village square where villagers would come to collect their water from the spring (vrisi). In the past it was the meeting point of the village, and local songs have been written about the Peyia vrisi. Drinking water from the Peyia vrisi was said to make girls beautiful.