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Polis Cyprus or Polis Chrysochous is located North West of the region of Pafos at a 30 minute distance from the town of Pafos Cyprus, 45 minutes from Cyprus Pafos airport and less than 2 hours away from Cyprus Larnaca airport.

Polis is the ideal holiday for those who would appreciate the authenticity and seek rest and tranquility in a pleasant and friendly environment, which blends mountains, sea and plain with a wonderful, healthy climate, a mild winter, a particularly warm, clear sea and sandy beaches.

Polis Chysochous is considered as the location par excellence for nature lovers and those keen on active holidays, such as hiking, cycling, horse riding and golf. The Tsada Golf Course is just 25 minutes away from Polis

As far as accommodation is concerned, the area of Polis provides all types of cyprus accommodation in all categories. Similarly, it offers all the facilities required for a pleasant vacation: a tourist office, banks, a hospital, pharmacies, shops, restaurants, taverns, bars, cafes and a picturesque pedestrian's area in the traditional heart of Polis, a local meeting point throughout the year from early hours till late at night. Furthermore, the region boasts an excellent archaeological museum, Byzantine churches and traditional houses.

Polis is served by the picturesque fishing port of Latsi (Latchi) - a pole of attraction all the year round and reputed for its fish taverns, its' seasport facilities and boat rides up to Akamas, a must for all Polis visitors.

However, the great advantage of Polis is its close vicinity to the utmost beautiful Akamas peninsula, a nature reserve area destined to become a National Park. A walk along its nature trails accompanied by the panoramic view of the bay of Polis is a unique experience.

Sport & Nature

Akamas Peninsula It is a wonderful place to escape and be with nature. The Peninsula is famous for its wildlife and rare, endemic flora. Lefkara This charming village between Limassol and Larnaca is famous for its silver filigree and, significantly, its lace. Petra tou Romiou Petra tou Romiou (Rock of Aphrodite) is one of the most beautiful spots on the island. It said to be where the Greek goddess Aphrodite was born. Phoinikoudes, Larnaca A 2 miles or so long esplanade lined with palm trees, the Phoinikoudes (locally Foinikoudes) is the icon image of Larnaca. Ayia Napa Agia Napa has ‘grown up’ and now has a growing number of sophisticated nightspots, restaurants and cultural venues, as well as lively clubs that still attract the young, trendy set. The resort has some of the best beaches and diving opportunities on the island.

Nightlife

Polis has got all type of pubs, bars and discos

Culture and History

- Cyprus Museum

The Museum has got a magnificent collection of archaeological treasures, dating back to Neolithic times, including astonishingly well-preserved Mycenaean pottery, Chalcolithic figurines, Egyptian and Roman statues and carvings from the Royal Tombs at Salamis. The museum is located in central Nicosia.



- Kourion, Limassol

The ancient city-kingdom site of the Kourion is the finest archaeological site on the island, With its spectacular Greco-Roman theatre, agora (marketplace) and the remains of a cathedral, the House of Eustolios with well-preserved 5th century floor mosaics, the ancient city-kingdom site of . On the same site is a stadium and sanctuary. Kyrenia Once an important Roman and Venetian port and said to be one of the most picturesque harbours in the Mediterranean, dominated by a vast fortress. Kyrenia Castle houses a Shipwreck Museum, which is best known for its 2,300-year-old merchant vessel and amphorae display.



- Tombs of the Kings

This is a collection of rock cut tombs. The tombs were of noblemen, rather than kings, and are historically important because of their design.


Troodos Painted Churches

This is a collection of 10 richly painted churches and tiny monasteries. Two of the most spectacular are the Agios Nikolaos tis Stegis at Kakopetria with frescos from the 11th century, and Panagia tou Araka with scenes from the Old Testament.



Baths of Aphrodite

An isolated freshwater pool on the edge of the Akamas Peninsula, the Baths of Aphrodite near Polis is where, so legend has it, the Greek goddess bathed and enjoyed trysts with the god Adonis.



Hala Sultan Tekke

Located near Larnaca International Airport, the Hala Sultan Tekke is a beautiful 19th century mosque set amongst palm trees.

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