The villagers back in the day had to collect water from the local spring known as the Vrysi. This was also like a meeting area for young men and women to collect water in their clay vases and take back home. It was thought that the rich spring water actually made the women beautiful and they even made songs about this. Some of these songs are still sung today.
Currently Peyeia has a large population of British expats and continues to grow in numbers. In the village center you will find a police station, the town hall, many small shops, restaurants, cafes, Saint George church and banks. You can also find taverns serving traditional meze, traditional cafes and also beautifully themed restaurants and cafes too.