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Destination guide

Experience Polis in holiday lettings

Polis manages to fulfil the demands of a classic holidaying town, with its shops and bars and Cypriot tavernas, all whilst clinging to its traditional roots. This is a place where tanned folk in linen shirts will wander back and forth between the short sand beaches and the bars, mingling with Orthodox priests and Polis locals who've been there for decades. It's not as bustling as nearby Latchi, further down Chrysochou Bay, and Polis holiday rentals tend to have a charming rusticity about them. What's more, it's a fine base for exploring the rugged heights and inlets of the Akamas Peninsula.

Things to do

Places to go near Polis holiday lettings

Lazing on the beach and hopping between tavernas can wait a while for you to drive out of Polis and explore the wild Akamas Peninsula National Park. It's considered one of the most beautiful sections of the whole island of Cyprus, jutting into the Mediterranean Sea with its eucalyptus-scented bays and thick forests. A 4X4 is needed to really delve within, but it's worth the switch to a vehicle on account of the mysterious waterfalls and mountain biking trails. Boats are the best option for getting to the beaches, where loggerhead turtles lay their eggs.

Activities

Things to do near Polis holiday homes

One reason Polis holiday rentals are so popular with more adventurous folk is that they occupy a fine location on the edge of Chrysochou Bay, right between the Akamas Peninsula National Park and the heights of the Paphos Forest. The upshot? Outdoorsy types will have oodles to be getting on with, whether that's hiking though dense cedar groves or quad biking across dusty flats, seeking out gushing waterfalls where Aphrodite once washed, or heading on turtle safaris in national reserves.

Day trips

Day trips from Polis holiday rentals

Polis is the ideal base camp from which to explore the beauty and intrigue of Cyprus. Holiday homes are just a short distance from places like Petra tou Romiou, a legendary rock formation off a pebbly beach that’s the rumoured birthplace of Aphrodite, and Tomb of the Kings, a large, ancient necropolis with subterranean tombs. Other highlights include Cape Greco, a dramatic cliff with panoramic views and colourful marine life for snorkelling, and Akamas, a cape nature reserve with a lagoon and wildlife.

Weather

Climate for your stay in Polis holiday homes

As in so many resorts across Cyprus, a lot of the tavernas in Polis shut up shop for the colder months of the year – December, January and February. Interest in Polis holiday rentals starts to pick up again in spring, as early as April. That's when the walking is excellent in the Paphos Forest and nearby Akamas Peninsula. Summers run from June to August, bringing the scorching post-30-degree heat and the unending sun – beach weather extraordinaire.

Natural features

Polis – sea to mountain to forest

Polis is surrounded by some of the most amazing countryside Cyprus has to offer. The untamed Akamas Peninsula National Park extends out westwards, awash with pinewoods, pine scrub, dirt trails and countless little coves. Wildlife spotting there is excellent, what with sea turtles and oodles of blooming wildflowers come spring. The Paphos Forest is another place for nature lovers. That rises with the Troodos Mountains to the south-east, heralding cedar groves and rare raptors.

Beaches

Beach locales near Polis holiday homes

Polis has an array of beautiful beaches suited to all types of travellers. Holiday homes can be found near beach locales like Latsi Beach, a popular swimming spot with a pebble beach and seaside amenities, and Polis Municipal Beach, a quiet beach with calm waters for swimming. You’ll also like Yiannakis Beach, a relaxing beach with ideal wind and wave conditions for watersports.

How to get there

Transport options to and around Polis

Fly into Paphos (PFO-Paphos Intl.), the closest airport, located 22.5 mi (36.3 km) from the city centre.

Can I find a vacation rental around Polis?

Yes, our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 848 vacation rentals near Polis. From 621 villas to 735 houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Polis for a holiday or a weekend are on Vrbo.

Can I rent Villas in Polis?

Yes, of course. Vrbo UK has 621 Villas in Polis. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Polis include:

  • Houses: 735 rentals available
  • Flats: 103 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 24 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Polis?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 778 vacation rentals with pool available in Polis. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.