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THINGS TO DO IN POLIS AND LATCHI

1 – Explore the Akamas peninsula

The last coastal area in southern Cyprus to remain untouched by development

A perfect haven for wildlife and flora

A MUST for any keen walker or mountain biker

2 – Visit Latchi harbour

Take a stroll along the marina

Sample some freshly caught fish in one of the tavernas

Just watch the world go by…

3 – Discover Neo Chorio village

A wonderful example of a typical old Cyprus village

See old houses restored in traditional stone

Watch old ladies weaving in the traditional way

Visit the village pottery shop

Enjoy authentic home cooked food at our #1 taverna

4 – Boat along the Akamas

Choose an organised trip with a BBQ lunch cooked on board – book at the harbour

Or hire a private speed boat – it’s good value for a small group

Don’t forget your swimming costume for that dip in the blue lagoon!

Tip: Local residents receive a discount – just ask at Latchi harbour when you book

5 – Try a new watersport

Scuba diving in the clear waters along the Akamas

Water ski behind a jet boat

Maybe sea-kayaking or even paragliding?

All these watersports can be found down in Latchi.

6 – How about a land based activity?

Go karting at the circuit between Polis and Argaka

Mountain biking – contact the local specialists

Walking – explore the Akamas on a guided hiking tour or the tranquil pine forest above Argaka
Chill out at a spa, the more tranquil healing spa with sulphur pools at Ayii Anargyri at Miliou, 20 minutes drive from Polis.

7 – Take a picnic and drive to one of the forest picnic sites

Agios Merkurious – near Argaka and the Makounta dam

Livadi – situated above Pomos village

Smigies – the most popular picnic site, near Neo Chorio on the Akamas peninsula

8 – Visit a local winery

Vasilikon winery at Kathikas

Kolios winery at Statos Agios Fotios near Panagia

Vouni winery at Panagia

Ezousa winery in Kannaviou

Tsangarides winery in Lemona

9 – Drive up to Peristerona village and discover

The Peristerona gorge – spectacular views and great for scrambling!

The Byzantine museum – beautiful icons from around the area, all kept in a climate controlled environmentto protect them – some are over 600 years old

The Evretou dam – the largest irrigation dam in the area located just below the village

The new museum in Steni en route to Peristerona

10 – Go on an adventure to Cedar valley

A new tarmac road now takes the pain out of getting there (via Panagia)

Make sure you walk up to Tripylos from the picnic site in Cedar valley – the views from 1362m are spectacular

Stop at a monastery to sample the “home brew” (wine!) on the way back – Chrysorrogiatissa or Ayia Moni

And stop in Panagia to see where Archbishop Makarios was born

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