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Neo Chorio is about 8 km west of Polis. It is a beautiful village which boast spectacular views of Akamas forest and bay area. The church of Saint Minas is in the centre of the village. Its construction began in 19O6 and was completed in 1912. There are spectacular view across the bay and a choice of authentic restaurants.
Goudi is situated in the valley of Chrysochous, located 6 km south of Polis Chrysochous It is said that the name of the village in the past, was Voudi or Vuti. Take a walk through the village you will meet old buildings, such as the old Elementary school, the church, the bust-monument of the hero Georgios Hadjiyannis, traditional and modern houses, a traditional coffee shop and an olive-oil press. In the centre of the village you will see the Church of St George, which is built between the traditional houses of the community, it is relatively large and can accommodate up to 700 worshipers.
Steni is a village located 6 km southeast of Polis Chrysochous. At the east side of the village you can see the forest of Paphos and in the north-western side the entire bay of Chrysochous with the neighbouring villages. The Steni Museum of Village Life is a tribute to all the villagers who lived in Steni during the challenging years, from its founding to the end of the Second World War (1800 -1945).
Peristerona is a small village located 9 km south of Polis. Hidden among the rolling mountains of the area, Peristerona maintains the traditional elements of Cypriot architecture. The holy Bishopric of Arsinoe in Peristerona is where you will find the Byzantine museum, which has one of the largest collections of icons dating from the 13th to the 19th centuries the museum is open daily. The area of Peristerona is also home to 4 other churches, which are small but very old. They are dedicated to St. Theodoros, St George, St Zoni and The Holy Fathers.
Droushia is built at the highest point of the plateau of Laona, and approximately 10kms from Polis. This is a very typical Cypriot village with many old stone houses bearing traditional architecture of carved doors and windows of wood. The village is full of character with narrow winding streets. From Droushia the views are stunning, on a clear day you can see all the way across to the Troodos mountains.