Agios Andronikos

Akamas Peninsula

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 of town, the church can only be visited in groups of 10 or more. The key is held at the Archaeological Museum.

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1. 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.

3. Camp Site Beach

0.64 MILES

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,…

4. Aphrodite Beach

3.49 MILES

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…

5. Kouyiouka Watermill

3.57 MILES

Located 7km south of Goudi on the B7, this 200-year-old listed renovated watermill houses a modest museum, a coffee shop and a traditional bakery. The…

6. Baths of Aphrodite

4.62 MILES

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…

7. Lara Beach

8.22 MILES

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,…

8. Folk Art Museum

10.11 MILES

This charming small museum is run by former school teacher Charalambos, who will explain the exhibits including live silkworms munching on their bed of…