Polis & Latchi

Polis has become a charming and active venue for people wanting the smaller tourist areas on the island.  It has a picturesque square full of lively Cypriot bars and restaurants, with a few shops in between.  This is a perfect venue to spend time enjoying delicious food and experiencing the local way of life.  Cypriots as well as visitors agree that the Polis area belongs to the most beautiful parts of the Cyprus Republic.  Even in July and August when the rest of Cyprus turns into a desert, the area remains relatively green.  Farming and fishing are still important which adds to the authentic atmosphere of this place.  Polis is considered to be the best location for nature lovers and those keen on active holidays, such as water sports, diving, hiking, cycling, horse riding and golf.   

Recently it has benefited from many facilities being introduced for people with disabilities, especially wheelchair users.  And no doubt over the next couple of years many more will be provided.  The local beach has an accessible port-a-loo (key held with the duty lifeguard), and a temporary ramp running from the car park down to the sea and the seatrac chair available to take you for a dip in the sea during the summer months.  There is also a paved walkway along the seafront that runs from Polis down to Latchi harbour (about 1km walk, a lovely walk for a cocktail in the harbour on a balmy summer’s evening).  Many of the restaurants in Polis and especially Latchi, have accessible toilets.  Argaka with it's views, Latchi with it's fish taverns, the Mediterranean with plenty of water sports and pristine mountains for mountain biking and hiking; what more can a person wish for?

Recently modernised with its coastal paved walk, the marina at Latchi is a focal point and is shared by traditional fishing boats as well as larger yachts. The quayside boasts a wide collection of fish restaurants where you must try the fish that has been caught that day and brought into the harbour.  In the past it served as a small port for shipping carobs.  The old stone carob warehouses have been converted into restaurants, fish taverns and places of recreation. The harbour offers many water-sports including diving, jet skiing, motorboat hire, banana rides and much more.

If you are feeling energetic try some of the water sports or take a trip on one of the glass bottom boats out along the Akamas Peninsula and see nature at its best.  Take your swimming costume though as the boat moors in a wonderful cove to allow you to swim or snorkel and take refreshments, which are normally provided.  Alternatively just sit and relax on the wide quiet beaches that spread out along the coastline.  Polis boasts its own restaurant La Plage on the Municipal beach between Polis and Latchi. 

If you're looking to escape from it all, holidays in Polis and Latchi cocoon you in peace and quiet.  With oodles of character, it's hard not to fall for the quaint charms of this traditional seaside village.  Wander along the harbour, crammed full of brightly painted fishing boats and tuck into Cypriot specialties at a waterfront taverna.  Pad down to the peaceful pebble beach and drench yourself in warm sunshine.  Or take the plunge at the local dive centre and explore the crystal-clear seas.  Polis and Latchi holidays are all about shaking off life's every day stresses.