Overlooking the stunning Chrysochou Bay, Polis is a small beachy town with a rich fishing culture, a history dating back to the Neolithic period and a wide selection of shops and restaurants. Polis also places you close to many of the top natural attractions in Cyprus, including its pristine beaches and national parks.
Things to do in Polis Chrysochous
Discover more about the town’s fascinating history at the Archaeological Museum of Marion-Arsinoe, where you can admire rare archaeological artefacts, including sculptures, statues and vases. It’s surrounded by inviting restaurants, from traditional Greek dining at Lemon Garden to the fresh ingredients at Polis Herb Garden-Restaurant. You can also grab a coffee and a light bite across the road at Royal Cafe.
Immerse yourself in local life by hanging around the central square near Municipal Park. Here you’ll find a range of outdoor restaurants, coffee shops and street performers. Keep an eye out for iconic monuments or visit the Polis Market to purchase regional produce and handcrafted goods from friendly stallholders.
Do you love the beach? Drive about 10 minutes to Latsi Beach, where you’ll be greeted with cocktail-blue water, soft golden sand and rugged mountain scenery. Water sports rental huts and sunbeds are also available for those seeking action or a chilled day at the beach.
Keep heading along the coastline to reach the incredible Baths of Aphrodite, a famed mythological site where Aphrodite is said to have taken baths in rock pools within the natural cave. You can explore the cave and admire the surrounding wildlife and prominent fig tree. It’s on the edge of Akamas Peninsula National Park, where you can enjoy secluded bays and beautiful mountaintop ocean vistas.
Getting around Polis Chrysochous
Polis is about one hour’s drive from Paphos International Airport, which offers international flights. There are public bus routes servicing parts of Polis, but you’re better off hiring a car to explore the town and surrounding sights.