Places of Interest in Polis

The Polis area has a remarkable history dating back 3000 years. During your stay you will have many opportunities to watch archaeologists at work on sites in the center of Polis.

 

Polis Chrysochous Museum

 

A visit to the Archaeological Museum will give you a chance to see the archaeological finds from Ancient Marion - Arsinoe. Those interested in the Byzantine history of the country can visit the Church of Agios Andronikos, near the traditional square of Polis, with its 16th Century wall - paintings. When Cyprus was under Ottoman occupation the Church was used as a Mosque from 1571, and was not returned to Christian use until 1974.

 

Polis Chrysochous Church Agia Kyriaki

Another noteworthy church is that of Agia Kyriaki - a traditional 18th Century single nave Church. Polis has many other superb examples of traditional architecture. As you walk around the town you can not fail to be impressed by the old traditional buildings, both in the style of the Classical Revival and with beautiful wooden balconies. The center of Polis with its restored stone buildings, is now a pedestrian area. The paved square with its cafes, bars and restaurants is now a gathering place full of life from morning until night throughout the year.

source: C.T.O (Cyprus Tourist Organisation)