Polis is a delightful, traditional, town at the north-west end of the island of Cyprus, at the centre of Chrysochous Bay, and on the edge of the Akamas peninsula nature reserve.
Polis is the focal point of many of the delightful surrounding hill side villages whose inhabitants make their way to Polis to do their banking and weekly shopping.
One of the many delights of Polis is the traditional cobbled square, much of which is pedestrianised and which has perhaps the most famous fish restaurant in the area, as well as numerous restaurants offering both local and International cuisine, gift shops and the post office.
The word ‘quaint’ is often difficult to define but Polis has many ‘quaint’ arts and crafts shops all of which have been family owned for many years. A striking feature of Polis is that generations of the same family still live here.
Polis, original name Marion, had, at the 2011 a population of 3,690. It has a ‘camp beach’ ideal for those wishing to combine an al-fresco holiday with being close to the beach and enjoying the crystal clear Mediterranean sea.
Facilities in Polis include banks, supermarkets, communications centre, electricity board, pharmacies and opticians as well as the state run and private hospitals.
Polis really is a delightful town ideal for those wishing for a holiday home or wanting to make it their permanent residence. An added attraction is the local beach, which has not been spoilt by property development, and is still a quiet sandy beach, approached down a sandy track surrounded by Eucalyptus trees.