The village of Argaka is located on the coastal plains of the Chrysochous area away from the more mainstream destinations. Nourished by its own reservoir this agricultural area is well known for its abundance of citrus orchards. The settlement of Argaka itself is divided into two parts, Pano Argaka (upper) located between the sea and the pine forest is the older of the two communities. Here, traditional style architecture can be found amongst the narrow, winding roads and the traditional spirit of Cyprus is still very much in evidence at the local kafenion which provides a focal point for the village's residents to gather, exchange news and pass the time of day. Kato Argaka (lower) is the newer settlement standing next to the sea. Although this area features more contemporary style residences, a small supermarket, a kiosk and a handful of tavernas dotted along the coastal road, the atmosphere is still very laidback.
The undeveloped beaches of the Argaka area stretch along a natural coastline of coarse sand, shingle and pebble. For a day here you will need to bring your own beach mat and umbrella. Refreshments can be found at one of the tavernas scattered along the coastal road or you can take a cool box.
Polis is the principal town for the region, huddled around a pedestrianised square where visitors and locals gather in the mornings to enjoy a coffee and watch the world pass by and in the evenings to dine at one of the wide selection of restaurants, tavernas and cafes which radiate out from the centre. The town has an archaeological museum and cultural centre.
A little further along the coast from Polis is the seaside resort of Latchi. Latchi, once a small fishing shelter from where carobs were exported, the harbour has now been expanded to become a marina, though still retaining its original charm. Here you will find an array of inviting sea-front tavernas with a superb selection of fresh fish and seafood served daily. The coastline of this area can also be enjoyed by boat with daily excursions available from the marina. Latchi has become a favourite stopover for yachts travelling from the Greek islands and nearby countries. Small supermarkets and speciality shops allow visitors to stock up with all kinds of provisions. Polis municipal beach, an organised Blue Flag beach, is located just before the marina.
Just beyond Latchi, you will find the well known 'Baths of Aphrodite' and for nature lovers the protected Akamas Peninsular an area particularly suited to walkers and adventurers who can explore the many crisscrossed nature trails.
Polis and the surrounding villages count fishing, cycling, watersports and scuba diving amongst the many activities on offer to the visitor. The Minthis Golf Course is approximately a 40-minute drive away. The town of Paphos with its World Heritage Sites, modern shopping facilities, waterpark, Paphos Zoo and attractive harbour area is within a 50-minute drive.
There are 4 golf courses within the District of Paphos; Minthis Golf Course, Secret Valley Golf Course, Aphrodite Hills Golf Course and Elea Golf Course, all within approximately a 40 minute to 1-hour drive.