General InformationUseful information for Polis and the surrounding areas.
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While the Polis region is off the normal beaten track for most tourists, it is still well connected. Paphos, the capital of the district, is just 35km away and Paphos airport just 45 km. Nicosia is about 180km away along the dual carriage motorway from Paphos town.
To get to Polis, you can take bus 613 direct to the the main bus station, Karavella in Paphos town. From the bus station, take bus 645 for direct travel to the centre of Polis.
The bus station in Polis is opposite the Tourist Information Office. Buses to Latchi and the Baths of Aphrodite run every hour on the hour and return half past the hour. The last bus from Polis to Latchi and the Baths of Aphrodite is at 18:00 and from the Baths to Polis at 18:30.
Buses to Paphos town are also every hour on the hour, arriving at Karavella bus station in Paphos. From there, bus 618 goes to Paphos harbour and the antiquity park. From Paphos harbour, bus 612 goes to Paphos airport every hour.
For more information call 80 005588, or visit the Pafos Buses’ website.
One of the best ways to get around in Cyprus is by hiring a car, you are then free to explore everything this beautiful island has to offer. There are plenty of car hire companies in and around Paphos airport, cars can be booked in advance or when you arrive, driving is on the left.
There are also several car rental companies in and around the Polis Chrysochous area.
Cyprus has an excellent taxi service. A standard taxi can accommodate up to four people in large comfortable cars with airconditioning. The cost of a taxi from Polis to Pafos airport is around €45.
For a more environmentally friendly means of transport, you can hire a bicycle for €8 per day for one or two days and €5 thereafter.
Climate and weather.
Cyprus enjoys an intense Mediterranean climate, with long dry summers from mid–May to mid–October, and mild winters from December to February, which are separated by short autumn and spring seasons.
Summer is a season of high temperatures with cloudless skies, but the sea breeze creates a pleasant atmosphere in the coastal areas. Isolated thunder showers are possible mainly over the mountains during early afternoons. Winters are mild with rain and snow on Troodos Mountains (usually starting before Christmas).
The island enjoys abundant sunshine, and even in December and January, there is an average of six hours of bright sunshine per day, whilst over the six ‘summer’ months, there is an average of 11.5 hours of bright sunshine per day.
Health and safety.
Cyprus has an excellent reputation for being a safe and friendly place, you can help keep it that way. A few basic precautions can be enough to protect your belongings. Crime in Cyprus is comparatively at a very low level. The Police Force is always ready to provide any assistance to persons who need help.
In case of emergency, immediate response is given by the following telephone numbers, where English is spoken:
Ambulance, dial 112
Fire Service, dial 112
Police, dial 112
Night Pharmacies, dial 11892
Hospitals and medical services
Paphos General Hospital, dial +357 26 803 100
Polis Hospital, dial +357 26 821 800
Medical care needs in Cyprus are met through Government General Hospitals and Private Clinics / Hospitals. The majority of doctors can converse in English, whilst nursing staff speak a range of languages. Holidaymakers can also make use of their health insurance, which covers medical expenses, provided that this insurance covers the length of their stay on the island.
Information on private doctors on call on weekends/public holidays is given by the following telephone numbers in English:
Paphos, dial +357 90 901 436
+357 26 821 800
+357 26 806280
Tourist Information Centre
+357 26 322468