There are not too many places left in Cyprus that haven't totally succumbed to the lure of the fast buck and, in some cases, overdevelopment, but Polis is one of those places. Polis is on the wide Chrysohou Bay that runs along the north-west sweep of Cyprus. The small town is ideally situated for holidays that actually leave you time to relax.
Polis is ideal base for trekking in the Akamas, swimming at a number of nearby beaches, touring the wine-making villages of the Akamas Heights or exploring the often wild and under-visited north-west of Cyprus.
The jewel of the island, the Akamas National Park, is in the northwest. Ideal for walks, and offering stunning views to both sides of the island, it has to be the main magnet for visiting this quieter and less developed region. Development in the northwest is only about 8 years old and the area still retains its agricultural feel. Polis is much smaller and far more intimate than Paphos and the razzamatazz of mass tourism has not quite reached here yet.
The northwest also gives easy access to the Paphos mountains and has some very large and interesting villages such as Droushia, Neo Chorio, Pomos and Pyrgos. It is an area to be explored with a great many beaches, many of them completely empty.