Polis Chrysochous – or simply Polis as most people call it – is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful areas of Cyprus combining the beauty of mountain, sea and plain. This little pretty picturesque coastal town is bordered by the protected Akamas nature reserve with its staggering array of wildlife. Polis has approximately 2000 residents. It is the smallest and one of the oldest municipalities of Cyprus and is located only 35 km away from Paphos town in the bay of Chrysochous.
If you wish to escape the stress and routine of daily life in a quiet and friendly place, Polis is the place to be…The pace of life is as laid back as it gets, setting the perfect atmosphere to watch the world go by from the cafes and restaurants of the little town’s square. If the marine world takes your fancy, take a ten-minute drive to Latsi marina where you can also enjoy fresh fish at one of the numerous fish taverns and restaurants, and even go fishing in the picturesque harbor.
The surrounding rural villages offer fantastic opportunities to experience authentic island life, whilst a plethora of beautiful beaches fringe crystal clear warm waters. Water-sports and diving enthusiasts will find plenty to keep themselves occupied, cool off and enjoy the blue Mediterranean waters of the area.
Polis is also very close the renowned Baths of Aphrodite, the majestic natural pond where according to the ancient myth the goddess of beauty and love used to take her bath… For hiking enthusiasts, there are a number of nature trails to explore the beautiful scenery and for the wine fans, two wine routes pass from the area offering the unique experience to taste exquisite wine made in Cyprus.
Moreover, if you are interested in history and culture you can visit the Archaeological Museum Marion-Arsinoe of Polis. Have a look at the treasures of the museum and follow the historical development of the area from the Neolithic and Chalcolithic periods to the Medieval period. Polis, this beautiful little town offers many choices to suit every taste…You will simply love it!