Polis is close to where Aphrodite, goddess of love and beauty used to meet her beloved Adonis …. today, Polis is the new destination for quality tourism in Cyprus, considered as the location par excellence for nature lovers and those keen on active holidays, such as hiking, cycling, horse riding and golf.
Dotted with citrus groves, overlooking turquoise seas, Polis is the least developed beach resort in the South of Cyprus. It is a wonderful home base, offering easy access to the varied landscapes of rocky promontories, lush meadows, rugged forests, sleepy monasteries and quiet beaches comprising the largely unspoiled western region of Cyprus.
The region boasts an excellent archaeological museum, Byzantine churches and traditional houses. Relaxing by the pool and basking in the sun at your villa or condo rental will also be hard to resist. But a walk along the endless beach or a mountain bike ride through the surrounding countryside is also recommended.
Polis is the ideal holiday location for the select few who appreciate authenticity and seek rest and tranquility in a pleasant and friendly environment, which blends mountains, sea and plains with a wonderful healthy climate, a mild winter, a particularly warm clear sea, sandy beaches and authentic Greek Cypriot hospitality, culture and cuisine.
As far as accommodation is concerned, the area of Polis provides all kinds of accommodations and vacation rentals in all categories from luxurious villa rentals, apartment rentals, condo rentals, and full service family villas offering facilities like private swimming pools and local thematic activities. Polis also has ample accommodations for those on a budget.
A small town at the north-west end of the island of Cyprus, at the centre of Chrysochous Bay, and on the edge of the Akamas peninsula nature reserve complete with hiking trails steeped in mythological legends, destined to become a National Park with its renowned Baths of Aphrodite. Α walk along its nature trails framed by the panoramic view of the bay of Polis is a wonderful afternoon experience.
There are many types of accommodations and lodging available in Polis and the surrounding villages, ranging from family vacation rentals to apartment rentals, condo rentals and villa rentals. Lodging options run the gambit from simple rooms to self-catering apartment rental style rooms to a few bona fide luxury villas.
You won’t go hungry in Polis. Food in this area is essentially Greek with obvious influences from the other cuisines that inhabit this part of the Mediterranean. Expect humus, Greek-style salad called village salad, eggplant salad, roasted meats, fish and the delicious local cheese, haloumi, usually served grilled or pan-fried.
End each meal with a Cypriot coffee, served thick and muddy in a small cup with grounds in the bottom. It is accompanied by a glass of water. Be sure to specify whether you want it glykos (sweet), metros (medium), or sketos (unsweetened).
Polis, Latchi and the surrounding area offers hotel accommodation for all budgets. From budget to five star, the standards are generally very high, and would be what you'd expect in most continental European hotels.