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Polis Chrysochous on the fringes of the Akamas Peninsula

Flanked by the Akamas peninsula and Chrysochous bay, you will find the charming town of Polis.
Once the site of one of the ten city kingdoms of Cyprus, Polis is located about a forty minute drive north of Paphos. Chrysochous bay and the nearby Akamas peninsula provide a stunning backdrop for this charming fishing town.

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Polis Seafront

The town of Polis Chrysochous

In spite of its growing popularity as a holiday destination, the town of Polis Crysochous has remained a typical example of the traditional Cyprus lifestyle. To discourage excessive traffic in its narrow streets, a large pedestrian zone contains all the amenities you would expect from a small town, including a number of tavernas serving a wide selection of foods.

Polis (Greek for town or city) counts itself to be one of the most scenic locations on the island. The nearby ‘Baths of Aphrodite’, on the fringes of the Akamas peninsula are a popular tourist destination.
The town of Paphos is located only around forty minutes south of Polis; Paphos international airport is a mere forty-five minutes away. These journey times will be dramatically cut once the new motorway link from Paphos is completed.

Many activities, including horse riding, hiking, mountain biking and a vast variety of water sports can be found in the region.

Polis is just up the road from Tsada

For those who love a round of golf, the Tsada Golf Course is located only about twenty to twenty-five minutes away.
The Polis archaeological museum is rapidly becoming one of the main attractions of the town. Opened in 1999, it houses many artifacts found during archaeological digs in the area.

The Byzantine history of Cyprus is evident in the many churches of the region. Agios Andronikos, a late Byzantine church is possibly one of the most intriguing examples of religious architecture on the island. During the Ottoman invasion of 1571, the church’s frescoes were covered in whitewash to protect them from the rampaging Turkish hordes.

If you are looking for an authentic taste of Cypriot life, the Polis Chrysochous region is an ideal destination for your next holiday. With its tranquil character, unspoiled sandy beaches and a stunning combination of mountain and sea views, there can be no better location for a holiday or retirement home in the Mediterranean sun.

Polis town on the shores of Chrysocous Bay; a scenic masterpiece

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