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Holidays In Polis and Latchi

Polis and Latchi Holidays at a Glance

Situated on the edge of the beautiful Alkamas National Park lies the peaceful resort of Latchi. With its picturesque fishing harbour lined with fish tavernas, this resort is a haven for those seeking a peaceful holiday in relaxing surroundings. The rural town of Polis lies only 4 kms away from Latchi where life still centres around the square and its many facilities.

Who holidays in Polis and Latchi?

Polis and Latchi offer an ideal location for a quiet holiday. Nature lovers and ramblers alike will find plenty to explore in the delightful surrounding areas.



Key Facts - Polis and Latchi

  • LanguageGreek
  • CurrencyEuro
  • Dialing Code00 357
  • Time Difference+2 GMT
  • Flight Duration4 hours (Approx)
  • Distance From Airport42 km
  • Airport Transfer (Coach)75 mins
  • Airport Transfer (Taxi)45 mins

Paphos

Pissouri

Milou

Paphos

Pissouri

Miliou

Steeped in history, Paphos is a UN World Heritage Site in its entirety, and will be the European Capital of Culture in 2017. The charming fishing harbour by medieval Paphos Fort is lined with delightful tavernas, which have made it the town's natural focal point. During the summer opera festival, you'll even be serenaded as you dine! Nature-lovers and ramblers will find plenty to explore in the delightful surrounding areas, whilst Paphos' world- famous mosaics and the Tombs of the Kings are an unmissable cultural treat. Sun- worshippers will find their natural home on the gently- shelving golden sands of Coral Bay.

Situated midway between Limassol and Paphos, the idyllic Bay of Pissouri boasts a sand and shingle beach lapped by crystal clear, gloriously inviting blue water. Little tavernas dotted along the shores make inviting spots for long, lazy lunches, and the attractive traditional town of Pissouri nestles in the hills beyond the bay. Surrounded by vineyards and beautiful scenery, this is the ideal choice for those who wish to escape the crowds.

Surrounded by tranquil citrus groves, almond trees and vineyards, the lovely little town of Miliou, is famous for its healing springs. So of course we have selected a unique natural healing spa resort as our Olympic Gold hotel choice.

Here, you can bathe in the health-giving waters of a mineral- rich natural spring which is channelled into the hotel's own private pool. Or perhaps try one of the famous Sulphur Mud treatments, or a Rasul Ritual in the Thermal Experience Suite. All this amid beautiful natural surroundings, with the lovely towns of Paphos and Polis within reach when you feel the urge to explore. If you prefer the freedom of a villa, we have some great options available

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Limmasol

Ayia Napa

Protoras

Limmasol

Ayia Napa

Protaras

Situated on Akrotiri Bay on the southern coast, lively cosmopolitan Limassol offers the pleasures of excellent shopping and a wide range of tavernas, restaurants, nightclubs discos and bars along Potamos Yermasoya's vibrant fifteen-mile stretch. Limassol will never see you searching for something new to enjoy!

But as well as being a lively seaside resort, Limassol has another, more classical side. It is the home of marvellous historic sites like Kolossi Medieval Castle and Limassol Castle, and especially the world- famous Kourion. This ancient city-kingdom site is one of Cyprus' must- visit archaeological attractions.

Once a small fishing village, Ayia Napa has grown and matured into a world- famous resort destination, that now boasts sophisticated cultural venues and restaurants as well as the happy, hedonistic clubs that still make it a magnet for the younger holidaymaker.

Here, you can relax, sample some of the local specialties and watch the world go by in one of the picturesque harbour-side restaurants and tavernas, before setting off, perhaps to explore the superb Venetian Monastery.

Ayia Napa has some of the best diving opportunities on the island, and all its beaches offer a wide range of water-sports. Be sure to spend at least one day on glorious Nissi Beach, with its beautiful white sand and crystal waters.

Situated between Ayia Napa and Paralimni lies the popular, family-oriented resort of Protaras, with its welcoming cafes and beach bars. Beautiful Fig Tree Bay has superb golden sands and charming covers, but you'll find many other wonderful beaches too, for those long, lazy days by the seas. Spend your evenings discovering the delights of the numerous tavernas and restaurants, or making new friends in one of the many picturesque bars. And don't forget to try deliciously- sweet amber-hued Commandaria. It is made from the Mavro and Xynisteri grapes, and is one of the oldest wines in the world.

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Larnaca

Polis

Larnaca

Polis & Latchi

Larnaca's situation makes it the ideal base for visitors who would like to explore more of the island during their stay. Driving is easy (remember, you'll be on the left-hand side of the road) and it's well worth hiring a car to explore the island's spectacular interior.

Larnaca's famous 2-mile long esplanade crowns a delightful beach. Lined with mature palm trees it is reminiscent of an elegant continental promenade. At one end there's a lovely marina, frequented by yachtsmen from all over the world, and at the other is the city's 17th century fort. Nearby, you can visit the Hala Sultan Tekke, a beautiful 19th century mosque. It overlooks Larnaca's Salt Lake, where migratory flamingoes spend the winter.

North of Paphos lies the pretty rural town of Polis, the ideal location for a quiet holiday and a chance to experience the 'real' Cyprus. Latchi is a picturesque fishing village which stretches along the northwest coast, edged by the beautiful Akamis National Park; famous for its wildlife and rare endemic flora. Cycle hire facilities are available in most resorts, and riding or hiking along the park's Aphrodite and Adonis trails makes for a delightfully different holiday experience.

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Amathus - Limassol: Amathus is one of the ancient Kingdom of Cyprus where numerous tombs have been found. Excavations are still continuing at the Acropolis and Agora area of the ancient site.

Kolossi Castle - Limassol: A fine example of military architecture originally constructed in the 13th century, and subsequently rebuilt in the form it is now, in the middle of the 15th century. It served first as the Grand Commander of the Knights Templar, and after the fall of Acre in 1291 for some years, as the headquarters of the Knights of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem. 14 kms (9 miles) west of Limassol, on the road to Paphos.

Kourion - Limassol: Kourion is also an important ancient city kingdom, and one of the more interesting and spectacular archaeological sites on the island with excavations still bringing new treasures to light. Kourion Museum houses a collection of finds, from nearby archaeological sites.

Tombs of the Kings - Paphos: Spread over a vast area, these impressive underground tombs date back to the 4th century BC. They are carved out of solid rock with some being decorated with Doric pillars. High officials rather than Kings were buried here, but the magnificence of the tombs gave the locality its name.

The Mosaics of Paphos - Paphos: The Mosaics of Paphos are considered amongst the finest in the Eastern Mediterranean. They mainly depict scenes from Greek mythology.

Petra tou Romiou - Paphos: Birthplace of Aphrodite, Aphrodite goddess of love and beauty, rose from the waves in this strikingly beautiful spot. The Greek name, Petra tou Romiou 'The Rock of the Greek' is associated with the legendary frontier-guard of Byzantine times Digenis Akritas, who kept the marauding Saracens at bay with amazing strength. It is said that he heaved this large rock into the sea destroying the enemy's ship.

Baths of Aphrodite - Polis: An area of breathtaking beauty associated with Aphrodite. According to legend, the goddess Aphrodite used to bathe in the pool of the nearby natural grotto, which is shaded by a fig tree. A trail from the Baths takes you to Fontana Amorosa (8 km from the Baths, at the end of the Akamas Peninsula). Walking along this trail, one can enjoy an incomparable view and un-spoilt nature.

Larnaca Fort - Larnaca: Erected in 1625 by the Turks. This fort is now a museum and its inner courtyard is used as an open-air garden-theatre during the summer months.

The Pierides Museum - Larnaca: Contains a unique archaeological, medieval, post-Byzantine and Cypriot fork art collections gathered by five consecutive generations of the family. It also exhibits an old arsenal and a rich collection of old chartography of Cyprus and the Eastern Mediterranean

Ayia Napa: Originally a fishing village it is now a major tourist resort. The charming medieval monastery dedicated to 'Our Lady of the Forests' stands in the middle of the village surrounded by a high wall. It's 16th century church is partly underground and cut into the rock. The Marine Life Museum can be found within the premises of the Ayia Napa Municipality.

Cavo Greco: A National Forest Park at the southeastern end of the island between Ayia Napa and Paralimni. The uniqueness of the area is not only due to its natural beauty but also to the fact that it offers a wide range of interests such as swimming, diving, towed parachute, fishing, rowing, cycling, riding, climbing, airports and hiking.

Cairo by Air: Less than one hour away by flight, a wealth of history awaits you in the land of the Pharaohs, Egypt. See one of the few remaining seventh wonders of the world the pyramids, treat yourself to some unique bargains at the largest Souk in the middle East Khan El Khalli. See the original death mask of the boy king Tutankhamen completely crafted from Solid gold. Cruise on the famous river Nile through the cosmopolitan city of Cairo. Surprise your friends with a postcard from Egypt during your holiday in Cyprus.

Amathus - Limassol: Amathus is one of the ancient Kingdom of Cyprus where numerous tombs have been found. Excavations are still continuing at the Acropolis and Agora area of the ancient site.

Kolossi Castle - Limassol: A fine example of military architecture originally constructed in the 13th century, and subsequently rebuilt in the form it is now, in the middle of the 15th century. It served first as the Grand Commander of the Knights Templar, and after the fall of Acre in 1291 for some years, as the headquarters of the Knights of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem. 14 kms (9 miles) west of Limassol, on the road to Paphos.

Kourion - Limassol: Kourion is also an important ancient city kingdom, and one of the more interesting and spectacular archaeological sites on the island with excavations still bringing new treasures to light. Kourion Museum houses a collection of finds, from nearby archaeological sites.

Tombs of the Kings - Paphos: Spread over a vast area, these impressive underground tombs date back to the 4th century BC. They are carved out of solid rock with some being decorated with Doric pillars. High officials rather than Kings were buried here, but the magnificence of the tombs gave the locality its name.

The Mosaics of Paphos - Paphos: The Mosaics of Paphos are considered amongst the finest in the Eastern Mediterranean. They mainly depict scenes from Greek mythology.

Petra tou Romiou - Paphos: Birthplace of Aphrodite, Aphrodite goddess of love and beauty, rose from the waves in this strikingly beautiful spot. The Greek name, Petra tou Romiou 'The Rock of the Greek' is associated with the legendary frontier-guard of Byzantine times Digenis Akritas, who kept the marauding Saracens at bay with amazing strength. It is said that he heaved this large rock into the sea destroying the enemy's ship.

Baths of Aphrodite - Polis: An area of breathtaking beauty associated with Aphrodite. According to legend, the goddess Aphrodite used to bathe in the pool of the nearby natural grotto, which is shaded by a fig tree. A trail from the Baths takes you to Fontana Amorosa (8 km from the Baths, at the end of the Akamas Peninsula). Walking along this trail, one can enjoy an incomparable view and un-spoilt nature.

Larnaca Fort - Larnaca: Erected in 1625 by the Turks. This fort is now a museum and its inner courtyard is used as an open-air garden-theatre during the summer months.

The Pierides Museum - Larnaca: Contains a unique archaeological, medieval, post-Byzantine and Cypriot fork art collections gathered by five consecutive generations of the family. It also exhibits an old arsenal and a rich collection of old chartography of Cyprus and the Eastern Mediterranean

Ayia Napa: Originally a fishing village it is now a major tourist resort. The charming medieval monastery dedicated to 'Our Lady of the Forests' stands in the middle of the village surrounded by a high wall. It's 16th century church is partly underground and cut into the rock. The Marine Life Museum can be found within the premises of the Ayia Napa Municipality.

Cavo Greco: A National Forest Park at the southeastern end of the island between Ayia Napa and Paralimni. The uniqueness of the area is not only due to its natural beauty but also to the fact that it offers a wide range of interests such as swimming, diving, towed parachute, fishing, rowing, cycling, riding, climbing, airports and hiking.

Cairo by Air: Less than one hour away by flight, a wealth of history awaits you in the land of the Pharaohs, Egypt. See one of the few remaining seventh wonders of the world the pyramids, treat yourself to some unique bargains at the largest Souk in the middle East Khan El Khalli. See the original death mask of the boy king Tutankhamen completely crafted from Solid gold. Cruise on the famous river Nile through the cosmopolitan city of Cairo. Surprise your friends with a postcard from Egypt during your holiday in Cyprus.

Cyprus offers activities all year round: diving, golf, sailing, hiking, mountain biking, skiing, horse riding. For those who seek relaxation and pampering there are plenty of spa and health centres around Cyprus.

Waterparks

"Water World" - Ayia Napa

"Fasouri Watermania" - Limassol

"Aphrodite" Waterpark - Paphos

A lot of surprises are waiting for you there. You'll be completely carried away by breath-taking high hills, swimming pools with artificial waves and many other water attractions for every age. Entertainment and water games will remind you the scenes of ancient Greek mythology.

Watersports: All sorts of beach activities from water and jet skiing to windsurfing and pedalboating are catered for along the coast. Both the beaches backing onto hotels and those further afield provide equipment hire

Diving: There are over forty different dive sites in Cyprus. The best way to find out more is to visit one of the area's dive centres. Around Latchi and Akamas you will find the best scuba-diving available anywhere in Cyprus, with crystal clear water and no tides or strong currents to worry about.

Jeep Safaris: It's a unique day out for everyone to enjoy! You will be travelling in a four wheel drive "Land Rover Defenders", driven by professional friendly drivers who will take you to the heart of this beautiful island, normally inaccessible except by donkey!! You will be truly captured by the mystique and sounds of nature as you enjoy the true beauty of Cyprus. Jeep safaris are available to Troodos mountains and Akamas.

Cycling: Cyprus is a natural mountain-biking place. Its terrain offers many opportunities for exciting mountain-biking in different tracks, making the island a paradise for the sport's fans.

Due to the excellent weather conditions prevailing on the island, cycling sports can be enjoyed almost throughout the year.

Hiking: The Akamas peninsular, to the north of Paphos, provides an excellent area for walking as it has been virtually untouched by tourism and development. Further afield, numerous interesting walks can be found among the breathtaking Troodos mountains.

Golf: Cyprus is quickly getting a reputation as the latest holiday Mecca for golfers. There are two 18-hole courses only a short drive from Paphos. The Tsada Golf Club near Tsada village is the oldest in Cyprus and is set in the grounds of a twelfth century monastery. The Secret Valley Golf Club is slightly further away, about 18 kms east of Paphos.

Skiing: Skiing for the winter lovers. Cyprus is also becoming established as a destination for winter sports. In Cyprus, snow-skiing can be enjoyed on the slopes of Mount Olympos (1951 metres a.s.l.), from the beginning of January to the end of March. Mount Olympos is only 3 kms, from Troodos hill resort.

Eating/Drinking During Polis and Latchi Holidays

Latchi holidays are famous for its excellent fresh fish restaurants which line the pretty harbour but you can also try a traditional meze in the town of Polis or the neighbouring villages. Latchi holidays are not for those seeking to party into the early hours, there is one disco in Latchi and two in Polis which is 5 kms away.

Getting Around on Polis and Latchi Holidays

Car: To make the most of all there is to see, hiring a car is recommended, but do book well in advance. Car hire can be added to existing Cyprus holiday bookings as well as when making a new booking. If you are planning to explore the more mountainous areas, a higher horsepower engine (over 1600cc) is advisable. Parking is readily available in most urban areas.

Taxis: Cyprus is served by a plentiful supply of metered taxis. They can take up to 8 people, and will run between major towns as well as covering shorter journeys.

Buses: The five districts each have their own bus company, the subsidised fares are kept low, and weekly tickets are available for unlimited travel within each district, including rural villages. The Intercity Bus Company provides a similarly subsidised service between cities (and districts) at very reasonable rates. Discounted fares are available if several journeys are planned.

Bicycles: Bicycles can be hired in most resorts and make a wonderful way to explore the resort on your Cyprus holiday.

Polis and Latchi Holidays Shopping

Join in the bustling activity of a colourful market where you'll find fresh produce, fish and meat, basket work and national specialities which make original and reasonably priced souvenirs.

Purchases in Cyprus include lacework and embroidery, tablecloths, silks, basket work, pottery, silverware, leather goods and jewellery. Silver spoons and forks are a traditional symbol of Cypriot hospitality. Lefkara lace is famous throughout the world as one of the products most closely associated with Cypriot workmanship; the name originates from the village Lefkara. The local wines and brandy also make good purchases.

Holidays in Polis and Latchi - Beaches

Macronissos Beach: Located on the west side of Ayia Napa, this beach of soft golden sand features a great variety of watersports and shelves gently into the sea making it ideal for families.

Protaras: A great choice for families and those seeking uniterrupted relaxation in the sun, this great stretch of golden sand that makes up the beach at Protaras also hosts a wide variety of water sports.

Nissi Beach: This fantastic stretch of white sand that sweeps around the bay, Nissi Beach is quieter than the beaches at Ayia Napa and Protaras

Asprokremos: Located on the Akamas peninsular this is considered to be one of the best and most un-spoilt beaches on the island.

Weather and climate information

Max Temp C Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Cyprus 16 17 19 22 24 29 31 32 31 26 22 20
London 6 7 10 13 17 20 22 21 19 14 10 7
Sunshine Hours Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Cyprus 6 7 8 9 9 11 12 12 11 9 7 5
London 1 2 4 5 6 7 6 6 5 3 2 1

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