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.
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
Cultural Centre, Gallery and Conference Centre, coffee shops, restaurants, banks, 3 grocery stores, Bank, ATM, village taverns, public transport services
Larnaca Airport - 152km
Paphos Airport - 34.4km
Stelios House (to spiti tou Steliou) is a beautiful stone house in Panagia near the Makarios III museum, dating back to 1850 that will provide an ideal escape for your holiday. The house shares a shady courtyard with the home of the owners of Stelios house.
Meletios' mansion (Archontiko tou Meletiou), next to Makarios III Museum in the beautiful village of Panayia, is a complex of buildings only recently renovated for the Agrotourism programme.
All apartments command a view of the large stone-paved courtyard with its traditional earthenware jars.
Meletios' mansion, built more than 200 years ago, consists of one two-bedroom and two one-bedroom houses as well as a studio with its own fireplace. The balcony on the top floor bears a commanding view of the valley.
In the heart of Panayia village lies a magnificent, stone-built complex, the Palati (Palace) of Xylari, consisting of four apartments, one of which is a miniature of a Mycenean palace built some 250 years ago, using stone from the mountains of Panayia.
The most impressive and at the same time the traditional room is the hearth, a sitting room area with traditional decor.
Featuring a sun terrace with outdoor furniture, the traditionally built Liakoto is made of stone. Located in Panayia Village, it offers a Two bedroom accommodation with a fireplace. Facilities include a garden with flowers and olive trees. For winter times there is a fire place. Summer is really great with cool nights and great escapes to the beautiful beaches of Pafos.