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The Insider's Guide to Polis

By Betsy Burlingame

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Summary: Discover the charm of Polis with our guide to the city's top attractions, culinary hotspots, and vibrant nightlife. From outdoor adventures to cultural experiences, we'll also help you find the best recreational activities to enjoy, and offer advice on making lasting connections with the friendly locals.

Welcome to Polis! If you're planning to move to Polis, congratulations on taking the first step towards a new adventure. While there are many things to think about before you leave, such as visas, housing, and transportation, it's important to remember that once you arrive, the fun really begins. In this article, we'll introduce you to some of the best sites, restaurants, and nightlife that Polis has to offer, as well as provide tips on recreational activities and making friends in Polis.

Polis is a charming town that offers a variety of attractions for both tourists and locals. One of the main sites of interest is the Akamas Peninsula, a nature reserve that is home to a diverse range of flora and fauna. Visitors can explore the area on foot, by bike, or by jeep, and there are several marked trails that lead to points of interest such as the Baths of Aphrodite, a natural grotto where the goddess of love is said to have bathed. The town itself is also worth exploring, with its traditional Cypriot architecture, quaint shops, and the Polis Archaeological Museum, which houses a collection of artifacts from the surrounding area. The nearby Latchi Harbour is another popular spot, where visitors can enjoy a boat trip, try their hand at water sports, or simply relax on the beach. For those interested in history, the Church of Agios Andronikos is a must-visit. This 16th-century church features beautiful frescoes and offers a peaceful retreat.

The restaurant and nightlife scene in Polis is vibrant and diverse, offering something for everyone. One of the most popular restaurants in the town is Moustakallis, which serves traditional Cypriot cuisine in a warm and welcoming setting. The menu features a range of dishes made with locally sourced ingredients, including moussaka, souvlaki, and fresh seafood. Another popular spot is The Old Town Restaurant, which offers a mix of Cypriot and international dishes, along with a selection of local wines. For a more casual dining experience, Yialos Tavern is a great choice. This beachfront restaurant serves a variety of seafood dishes, and the views of the sunset over the sea are simply stunning. In terms of nightlife, Polis is more laid-back than some of the larger Cypriot resorts, but there are still plenty of options for a fun night out. The Fly Again Irish Pub is a popular spot, offering a range of beers and spirits, live music, and a friendly atmosphere. Alternatively, the Omikron Brunch Cafe Bar is a great place to enjoy a cocktail or two in a stylish setting.

Polis offers a range of recreational activities for visitors of all ages. The town is surrounded by beautiful countryside, making it a great base for hiking and cycling. There are several trails in the Akamas Peninsula that offer stunning views of the surrounding area. For those who prefer water-based activities, Latchi Harbour offers a range of options, including boat trips, fishing, and a variety of water sports such as jet skiing, windsurfing, and diving. The harbour is also home to several companies that offer guided tours of the surrounding area, including trips to the Blue Lagoon, a stunning natural pool with crystal clear waters that is perfect for snorkeling. For those who prefer a more relaxed pace, the beaches in and around Polis are perfect for sunbathing, swimming, and picnicking. The town also has a number of tennis courts, and there are several golf courses in the surrounding area. Finally, for those who enjoy horse riding, the nearby Amargeti Equestrian Club offers lessons and trail rides for riders of all levels.

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Insider Tips from Expats in Polis: Making the Most of Life and Connections

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Avertiss is a professional brokerage firm that offers services in real estate and its related fields. We represent buyers and sellers in both the northern and southern parts of the island of Cyprus. Our brokerage consists of highly experienced professionals specializing in real estate investment, lifestyle, legal services, and valuation advisory.
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Avertiss is a professional brokerage firm that offers services in real estate and its related fields. We represent buyers and sellers in both the northern and southern parts of the island of Cyprus. Our brokerage consists of highly experienced professionals specializing in real estate investment, lifestyle, legal services, and valuation advisory.

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Avertiss is a professional brokerage firm that offers services in real estate and its related fields. We represent buyers and sellers in both the northern and southern parts of the island of Cyprus. Our brokerage consists of highly experienced professionals specializing in real estate investment, lifestyle, legal services, and valuation advisory.
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About the Author

Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.


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