Top things to do

Top Choice Beach in Akamas Peninsula

Lara Beach

This stunning unspoilt beach has clean, calm water and pristine sands for those who want to escape people and parasols. The beach is most famous, however, for being home to a turtle hatchery; this is one of the worl…
Top Choice Cafe in Polis

Kivotis Art Cafe

This shady oasis has a welcoming informality with its rambling terrace of mismatched furniture, quirky sculptures and shelves of board games and books. Homemade cakes, waffles and ice cream are the scrumptous specia…
Cypriot in Polis

Polis Herb Garden & Restaurant

Work up an appetite by having a stroll around this restaurant's delightful herb garden, lovingly planted and tended by owner Tasos, who also creates essential oils (to sell), along with herbal teas. The cuisine is a…
Cypriot in Polis

Archontariki Restaurant-Tavern

This tavern has a timeless, classic feel, set in an old stone house with original tiling and a garden with giant urns and shady trees. The menu reflects the chef's skill at combining traditional dishes with innovati…
Taverna in Akamas Peninsula

Kouppas Stone Castle

Eating here is a bit like visiting your favourite uncle (and his extended family). Owner Andreas will give you a warm welcome and the dim-lit dining room is generally jammed with locals. Specialities include the mou…
Seafood in Polis

Psaropoulos Beach Tavern

This is an excellent choice for seafood and fish meze. Not only is the atmosphere superb, it’s family run, packed with locals, right on the beach, and the seafood is so fresh it's virtually flapping. Children are al…
Cypriot in Polis

Old Town Restaurant

This is a discreet and relaxing place with a leafy, secluded garden and a stripped-back, stone-clad dining room with crisp white tablecloths, shelves of wine, and plants. The menu is seasonal, but you can expect dis…
Church in Polis

Agios Andronikos

This 16th-century church was latterly a mosque and the centre of local Turkish Cypriot religious life. Don’t miss the fine Byzantine frescos that were hidden behind whitewash for decades. Sitting on the western side…
Cypriot in Polis

Mosfilo’s Tavern

This place exudes a traditional ambience with its high ceilings, original tiles and columns, and gallery of historic pics of Polis. The menu includes classics like spinach and lamb, grilled chicken and a stifado tha…
Museum in Polis

Archaeological Museum of Marion-Arsinoe

Housed in a handsome neoclassical building, the museum comprises two galleries: one spanning the history of the area from neolithic to medieval times, while the second includes the rich haul that was found at the gr…