Situated on the North West peninsular of Southern Cyprus, Polis’s main function until recently was agricultural which is still clearly noticeable. Even during the heat of July and August the Polis fields look fresh and green. Greenhouses produce cucumbers and tomatoes all year round and the hills are covered with citrus trees, tobacco, vegetables and other crops.
The beaches of Polis are a mix of sand and soft pebbles. During July, August and September the area has the privilege of playing host to 2 sea turtle species that come to nest on the surrounding beaches: the Caretta-Carreta and the bigger and more endangered Green Turtle. The sea is crystal-clear, unbelievably blue and warm until at least the end of November.
On the other side of the village, up in the hills, another natural delight unfolds: the Paphos Forest. The dense pinewood forest tickles the senses with its significant odour, singing birds and the sight of moufflons – if you are lucky.
Recently tourism and property development are on the rise. Along the coastal road wonderful restaurants and bars have opened such as the bustling Irish Bar Fly Inn Again, Lisa’s Place where every dining guest is welcomed as a family member and Half Way House with its relaxed atmosphere.
The fertile hills of Polis are now dotted with luxurious holiday villas. Who wouldn’t like to leave the dark winter months to others and spend Christmas in 25 degrees Celsius?
Polis remains a small and intimate village with all your basic supplies catered for but only 9 km away the village of Polis offers a wide choice of shops, restaurants and bars and amenities like banks, medical support and business facilities. Paphos, the capital of the district, is at a distance of 40 km, Paphos International Airport approximately 50km.