Exploring Ineia

The village of Ineia is located in the Pafos district, around 30km north of the town of Pafos in a privileged location with a panoramic view of the Laona plateau.
Geography and history have blessed this region of our island with natural beauty, picturesque landscapes of particular morphological features, historical, folklore and other cultural treasures, legends and traditions, interesting spoken narratives and diverse written testimonies.

When you visit Ineia you will instantly feel the magical attraction of the plateau, which starts at a height of 600m, as well as the uninterrupted view of the sea. You will have the opportunity to enjoy the cool climate of the village during the summer months, while in very close proximity you can swim off the virgin sandy beaches of Lara. You will also have the chance to walk along the stone-paved alleys of the village, through vineyards and fruit trees, as well as fields of crops, and to enjoy hiking or cycling in the wider Akamas region. And if you are a photography enthusiast, here you have the chance to capture the magnificence of nature, in the sublime Akamas National Park. You will also discover unique landforms and rich geodiversity, while at the same time you will see secluded byzantine chapels and forgotten sights of our rich cultural heritage. You will be impressed by the authentic folk architecture that uses local limestone, you can stay in guesthouses that are loyal to traditional Cypriot hospitality, and taste the gastronomical traditions of the area. You will also be able to learn about the local customs, but above all you will feel the heartfelt welcome and genuine intimate hospitality of the local residents.

The chapels and churches of Ineia are very well-known, such as the medieval church of Agios Iakovos with remnants of frescoes, and the chapel of Agios Agapios or Christ as the residents of the village refer to it. It is one of the only 12th century chapels in Cyprus with sanctuaries of two churches side by side, and with clear remains of frescoes.

Within the sites of interest of the village, it is worth mentioning the two fountains dating back over 120 years, the impressive rocks of ‘Konneftis’ and ‘Gerakoptera’, which are an important habitat for birdlife and probably the most important destinations for athletes and amateur climbers in Cyprus, the landforms of Alykou and Koraki, the Basket Weaving Museum in the centre of the village which is home to unique Folk Art exhibits of masterful colourful design and of course the Innia-Lara Turtle Museum and Education Center, dedicated exclusively to the marine turtle.