Polis, Paphos


Polis the principal town for the northwest region and is a traditional Cypriot village huddled around a pedestrianised square. Polis is a great place to browse the many shops, enjoy a coffee watching the world pass by or dine at any of the wide selection of restaurants, tavernas and cafes which radiate out from the centre. The town has an archaeological museum and cultural centre. Polis also has an organised sand and shingle beach backed by tall Eucalyptus trees.

The seaside resort of Latchi located within a 5 minute drive with its picturesque harbour and marina features an array of inviting sea-front tavernas with a superb selection of fresh fish and seafood served daily. In the past, it served as a small port for shipping carobs. The old stone carob warehouses have been converted into restaurants, fish taverns and places of recreation.

The Akamas peninsular which covers approximately 230 square kilometres is where you will find wild landscape, amazing natural beauty, deep gorges and wide sandy bays. The diversity of wildlife is of outstanding ecological importance for the Mediterranean and the wide variety of fauna is certainly impressive. This area of outstanding natural beauty is crisscrossed with many walking trails so particularly suited to walkers, adventurers and those who enjoy painting, bird watching and photography. The coastline of this area can also be enjoyed by boat with daily excursions available from the marina.

The village of Neo Chorio situated in the hills above Latchi is a small and peaceful village where the architecture is dominated by stone houses and narrow winding streets which exude a traditional Cypriot atmosphere. With two Cypriot tavernas, a small grocery store and a couple of ‘kafenions' where locals gather to socialize and chat over thick, strong coffee the theme of the village is laid back.

Take the time to explore some of the inland villages off the beaten path in the North West region where you'll discover such delights as village cultural centres and museums, galleries, churches and wineries with free wine tasting!

Polis and the surrounding villages offer activities such as boat trips, bowling, go-karting, fishing, cycling, water sports and scuba diving.

The town of Paphos with its world heritage sites, modern shopping facilities, Water Park, Paphos Zoo and attractive harbour area is within an hours’ drive.

There are 4 golf courses; Minthis Golf Course, Secret Valley Golf Course, Aphrodite Hills Golf Course and Elea Golf Course all within approximately a 30 minute to 1-hour drive.

Distances to Airports from the area of Polis:

Paphos International Airport 50 km

Larnaca International Airport 164 km