PolisBeautiful, unspoiled character
Relaxing holidays in a friendly, sociable environment.
The town of Polis is very different to Paphos, with its beautiful paved streets and unspoilt character. The main pedestrianised area has a variety of shops featuring traditional goods and a wide selection of restaurants and tavernas. A very relaxing place to amble around the shops, and enjoy a light lunch or dinner.
The whole Polis area has been beautifully blessed by nature and combines the beauty of mountains, sea and stunning landscapes. Polis is a perfect refuge for mental and physical relaxation and recreation. Those wishing to escape the stress and routine of daily life will find an ideal place of calm and rest, in an environment of unparalleled beauty. Life in Polis still rolls along at a quiet pace without too many crowds or noise. Polis is the favourite spot of visitors in search of a quality holiday in a friendly, sociable environment.
Located within a rich fertile plain in the foothills of the Troodos mountains, the small town of Polis, which in Greek simply means ‘town’, overlooks the beautiful bay, with its warm, clear and safe seas. With its quaint sandstone buildings around a pedestrianised town centre with its restaurants, bars and souvenir shops, it is a delightful place to hang out on a summer evening. Don’t miss the Church of Agios Andronikos near the town square, with its 16th century wall paintings, which for 400 years served as a mosque and today stands as a monument.
The 18th century church of Agia Kyriaki is also interesting or the open-air naive sculptural exhibition. The small church of Agios Nikolaos in the pedestrian precinct is also used for Catholic masses. A small eucalyptus wood lies between the town and the sea, providing shade for a camping site by the beach. Polis is a 45 minute drive from Paphos airport and just over two hours from Nicosia.