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Polis, Cyprus (Polis Chrysochous)

Polis or Polis Chrysochous (Polis / Polis Chrysochous, in Greek the name Πόλη Χρυσοχούς or Πόλις Χρυσοχούς) is a small town that is part of the Pafos district, located in the North-West coast of the island of Cyprus, at the centre of Chrysochous Bay (Chrysochous Bay).

Polis is a quiet tourist resort. There is no abundance of attractions, as well as happening nightlife. Rest in the Policy will be calm and measured, because the Polis and the surrounding area has kept its pristine virginity, and the color and atmosphere of a true Cypriot coastal settlements.

The main source of income of local residents are the incomes from tourism and agriculture and fisheries.

It is believed that the best fish restaurants and tavernas of Paphos, where you can taste dishes of fresh fish and seafood, are found in this part of the island.

Conventionally, there are an upper and a lower Policy.

The top Policy is located on a hill about 2.5 km from the coast. Here are the main attractions and shops, bus Policy and the small historical centre with the main square.

The lower Policy - the main beach is a tourist place near waters of the Mediterranean sea. Here are the beaches of Polis and Latchi village with the well-known port.

The port of Polis

Sea port Policy or the port of Latsi (Latchi Port) is a harbour, small Marina, located in the heart of the village of Latchi, which is the Western suburbs of the Policy.

Currently, the harbour of Latchi is the business card of Polis and the tourist village of Latchi. Here from morning until late at night hard life. Along the narrow pier promenade, around the pedestrian area, with cafes, restaurants and taverns, travel agencies, shops, supermarkets, a sailing club and a boat rental.

From the Marina you can take boat trips along the North coast of the Akamas, visiting the Blue lagoon, Bay and Fontana Amorosa Bay Manolis etc read More about Latchi Marina...

The Beaches Of Polis

The air temperature in Polis Chrysochous, in the midst of the summer tourist season may rise up to +35°C.

The water in the sea can warm up to 28°C and sometimes even higher. In our opinion, sea water in Polis and the surrounding area, is one of the warmest in the North-Western and Western coasts of Cyprus.

Polis is famous for its beaches, with the award "Blue flag" - a sign of cleanliness and quality of beaches and seawater.

Most of the beaches of Polis offering a wide range of services for a comfortable beach holiday: sun loungers and parasols, showers and toilets, tower rescue and wooden decks, locker rooms and boxes.

The cost of renting a sunbed and parasol for € 2.50.

Lifeguards with lifesaving equipment and services for first aid are on duty at the beaches from April to October from 09:00 to 17:00 hours to 18:00 hours in the peak summer season.

The most famous beaches of Polis are:

Municipal beach of Polis Chrysochous (Polis Chrysochous Municipal Beach) - a public beach located in the heart of the Policy.

The length of the beach is around 1.5 km.

The beach is predominantly sand is a light Golden color stones. Near the line of sea pebbles. Closer to the port of Latchi, on the beach of a large sulfur sand with a predominance of pebbles.

Entry into the sea is easy, the depth comes rather abruptly. Sea water is clean and transparent, has a deep blue color. The bottom is pebble, but comfortable. In the water equipped with breakwaters, protecting the shoreline from big waves. In the second half of the day, sometimes the waves are coming. Read more about the beach of Polis Chrysochous...

The souli beach or Latsi beach (Souli Beach / Latsi Beach) is located to the West along the coast from the port of Latchi.

The length of the beach is 800 metres away.

The Eastern end of souli beach belongs to the village of Latchi, while the Western most part of the beach belongs to the municipality of Neo Chorio.

Here is clean and clear sea water, long well-groomed beaches. On the beach mixed coating: fine grey sand, coarse Golden sand, sometimes gravel, the stones are also found.

Entry into the sea is easy, the depth comes rather abruptly. The bottom is mostly shingle, but comfortable. Learn more about souli beach...

Beach Camping / beach Dasudi (Camping Site / Dasoudi Beach) is a small, but picturesque, well-groomed and pleasant in all respects the beach. Located between the municipal beach of Polis Chrysochous, with the West side and wild coastline of Polis in the East.

The beach is wide and sandy. The sand is light Golden color, pleasant to the touch, with occasional stones and pebbles.

Entry into the sea is gentle and comfortable, the depth comes rather abruptly. Sea water is clean and transparent, has a deep blue color.

This beach is surrounded by greenery, refers to the Camping Site of Polis Chrisochous and is a favorite place for the camp. Read more about the Dasoudi beach and the camping site in Polis...

The East coast from Dasoudi beach

Next is the beach in front of hotel Natura Beach Hotel And Villas is also known as the beach, Nature.

This beach is considered one of the most uncrowded, quiet and unspoilt beaches of the Policy. This is an unofficial beach, a quite long coastline with clean sea water with pleasant blue color.

On the beach are mainly of light sand near the sea line sand mixed with small pebbles. Sunset in the sea convenient, depth occurs rather abruptly, there are waves.

To the coast is the territory of the 3-star Natura Beach Hotel And Villas, where sun loungers and parasols, a children's Playground and a small outdoor pool. The hotel consists of room stock in the main building and several detached villas. Read more about the beach and hotel...

The East coast is Limni (Limni), where there is the homonymous beach and pier, which is the main and perhaps only attraction of the beach and the surrounding area. However, the terrain is not popular among tourists.

Park Polis

The municipal Park Polis (Municipal Park Polis, the Greek name Δημοτικό Πάρκο) - a small Park located in the city centre.

In the Park: gazebo, sculptures, children's Playground, walking paths and places for recreation, open theatre and a historical monument of Agios Andronikos (Agios Andronikos, the Greek word Αγιος Ανδρονικος). The building has been preserved date - 1947.

Sights Polis

The historic centre of Polis

Old town, a small historical center, with two squares and some streets, the main of which is the Griva Digeni street.

In the historical center of abundance of cafes, restaurants and taverns.

The main square with the fountain

On the second small square is the small Church of Agios Nikolaos (Άγιος Νικόλαος)

Church Of Agios Andronikos

Greek Orthodox Church of St. Andrew (Apostle Andreas Orthodox Church) - the largest Church Policy.

Near the main entrance to the Church is a monument to the fighters for the freedom of Cyprus

The Church of Agia Kyriaki (Αγία Κυριακή), located near Park and city hall


Museum of Polis

Archaeological Museum of Marion-Arsinoe (Archaeological Museum of Marion-Arsinoe).

The Museum, founded in 1998, the government of Cyprus and Nicos Chacalosa consists of three exhibition areas: rooms I and II and the atrium. The objects in the rooms tell the history of the city and the area around Polis and, for convenience, the image of historical developments in chronological sequence from the Neolithic and Chalcolithic to the middle ages and later periods.

Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 08:00 to 16:00 hours, Saturday from 09:00 to 15:00 hours, Sunday - closed.

Shops and stores

In the center of the Policy many small shops, small shops and souvenir outlets.

A large supermarket (Papantoniou Supermarket Polis) is located near the Church of Agios Andronikos, at 8, Mariou 25, Poli Crysochous, Cyprus.

In the area of Polis


From Polis to visit the Akamas national Park. From the bus station to Polis the baths of Aphrodite there is a direct bus No. 622.

Akamas national Park is the pride of Cyprus. In the North-Western part of Akamas are popular attractions, such as:

- the baths of Aphrodite,

- Blue lagoon,

- Hiking routes in the reserve, among which are the trails of Aphrodite and Adonis;

- as well as other less known but no less lovely places, for example, bays Manolis and Fontana Amorosa (Fontana Amorosa).

How to visit the North coast of the Akamas Peninsula and its attractions can be found here.

Villages and towns

Along the North-West coast of Cyprus are the beaches and coves, some of which are completely deserted.

Above (to the East) along the coast - settlements Pachyammos, Pomos and Pyrgos.

The West coast is the village of Neo Chorio.

The recently discovered ruins of the medieval Georgian Orthodox monastery of Ghalia.


Paphos - fourth in terms of population and one of the most beautiful resort towns of Cyprus, situated on the West coast of the island.

Distinguish between upper Paphos - modern residential area (city center) and Lower Paphos or Kato Paphos, the coastal area of the city. Exactly Kato Paphos is the most popular holiday destination among tourists. Also in Kato Paphos provides the largest number of attractions of historic and architectural value, has a promenade and the harbour. Read more about Paphos and the surrounding area...

Where to stay in Paphos

In the Policy, as in the upper part of the city and near the beaches, a lot of accommodation facilities, including hotels and apartments, detached villas and holiday homes, some of which have direct access to the shoreline.

All accommodation facilities in the Policy can view and book here.

How to get to Polis

The nearest airport to Polis - Paphos international airport, located at a distance of 48 kilometers from the centre of Polis. Tickets to Paphos, and Larnaca...

To get from Paphos airport to Polis and other cities and resorts of Cyprus, more convenient and faster than a taxi. Book a taxi/Shuttle service is possible in advance, even from home. At any time of the day, at the airport, you will meet your driver with a sign, which will be written your name and surname. For taxi is enough to tell us your flight details! Find out the cost and order a taxi here...

If you are planning to travel to Cyprus, then the ideal option would be to rent a car. To choose and order a car in advance, at the appointed time, your car will be waiting for you outside the airport. To see and pick up the car here...

Of public transport - buses. Direct bus from both the airport and Paphos town centre goes to the bus station of Polis (Polis Bus Station). The bus station in Polis Chrysochous located in upper Peyia, close to the historical centre. How to get to Polis from Paphos (airport, city centre and coral Bay) see here.

Photos of bus station of Polis

Photos Of Polis Chrysochous

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