Top ChoiceBeach 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...

Top ChoiceCafe 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Beach in Polis

Camp Site Beach

The nearest stretch of sand is a good beach and convenient if you don’t want to move far from Polis and fancy a picnic, or are camping there. It’s sandy, with natural shade from fragrant eucalyptus trees. There’s...

Seafood in Polis

Yiangos & Peter Taverna

One of the first seafood restaurants to open here, back in 1939, this enduringly popular place is located at the entrance to the harbour, with a large terrace. Most (though not all) of the fish on display here is...

Beach in Polis

Aphrodite Beach

This lovely, calm beach is clearly signposted on the way to the Baths of Aphrodite. It’s good for children, with its clear, swimmable waters and comfortably small pebbles.

Music in Polis

Summer Nights in Polis

In summer, Town Hall Sq is the venue for various free concerts, including traditional dancing, music, folkloric events, classical music and jazz performances.

Seafood in Polis

Arsinoe Fish Tavern

Locals continue to rate this atmospheric, traditional family-owned place as one of the top spots in town for fresh fish. Try the succulent fish meze.

Cave in Akamas Peninsula

Baths of Aphrodite

These mythical baths attract a steady crowd, who possibly expect more than they find. Surrounded by fig trees and filled with the relaxing sound of running water, the grotto is a nice spot away from the heat, but...

Landmark in Polis

Olive Tree

Look for this extraordinary olive tree close to the museum; its trunk is almost split in two, but it still produces olives after 600 years.