Panayia

Panayia

Website: http://panagiavillage.net/

Some 33km northeast of Pafos town is the well known village of Panayia. Built of stone in an area of wild, mountainous character with steep slopes, Panayia is 850m above sea level.
A large area of the village forms part of the evergreen Pafos forest, a source of fresh, clean air the visitor will find quite unique. The village was of course named Panayia after the Virgin Mary who is greatly honoured and worshiped in the area. The surrounding area is in fact dominated by historical churches and monasteries, such as the Ayios Nicolaos Monastery (said to have been built by the saint himself), the Monastery of Chrysoroyiatissa, the church of Ayios Georgios, to name but a few. The quiet and hospitable villagers involve themselves with wine-making, cultivating vineyards, raising livestock and poultry.
Look out for the Makarios III Cultural Centre, the family house of the Ethnarch. Make sure you walk the beautiful nature paths in the forest.

Activities
Visit the churches Panayia Eleousa and Ayios Georgios and the Monasteries of Panayia Kykkoy, Ayios Nicolaos and Chrysoroyiatissa, the chapel of Panayia of Sarkas and Panayia of Karyon, Visit the House of the Archbishop Makarios III ,the Folk art museum and the Cultural Foundation library. You can also see the Ecclesiastical Treasury of Chrysorogiatissa Monastery and  Chrysorogiatissa Library.
Visit the Kannaviou Dam,  walk in the Cedar Valley stop by Savros tis Psokas camping site.
Follow the Nature Trail of Vouni Panagias and experience the beauty of nature, Wineries: Vouni Panagias and Chrysoroyia wineries in the village. follow the wine route no. 2 Vouni Panagias-Ambelitis

Services
Cultural Centre, Gallery and Conference Centre, coffee shops, restaurants, banks, 3 grocery stores, Bank, ATM, village taverns, public transport services

Distances
Larnaca Airport - 152km
Paphos Airport - 34.4km


Photo Gallery

Agios Georgios ton Emnon
Agios Georgios ton Emnon
Architecture
Architecture
Community council
Community council
Panayia Chrysorogiatissa
Panayia Chrysorogiatissa
Panoramic view
Panoramic view
Profitis Elias
Profitis Elias
Sunset
Sunset
Village
Village