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Peristerona is a quiet, traditional, inland village just 10 minutes drive from the main town of Polis and approximately 35 minutes drive from Paphos town.  The village is located approximately 410 metres above sea level and therefore enjoys the benefit of being slightly cooler in the very hot summer months.  Villa Kitromilia, due to its position, enjoys refreshing breezes that blow down from the hills and help to cool the air on very hot days.  It is believed that the village was founded during the Byzantine period.  The name Peristerona implies a place where pigeons are reared.  The village has a small supermarket, post office and two coffee shops. The area boasts many archaeological sites, dating to the prehistoric times.  The village church is dedicated to St. Mamas and it possesses numerous old icons belonging to the older church which was of the 15th-16th century.  The church is also the Cathedral of the suffrage Episcopal seat of Arsinoe which has been built next to it, where there is also a Byzantine museum containing many old icons and other religious items.

The principal resort in the area is Polis, a 10 minute drive away.  Polis is still essentially a village but is developing into a laid-back resort.  The centre of the town is pedestrianised and mostly given over to tavernas and shops.  It is a welcome change from the busier island resorts.  There are some bars and cafes and a bowling alley is a recent addition to the town.  On the edge of town there is a Karting track.  There is camp site situated in a wooded area next to the beach.  In ancient times the town was called Marion and was an important Greek port city due to its proximity to rich copper mines.  Today, a brand new golf course is being built on the outskirts of Polis on the site of an old copper mine.  A couple of minutes drive further on from Polis is the fishing resort and harbour of Latchi, well known locally for its seafood.  Here there are long stretches of pebble beach with a clear aquamarine sea.  There are plenty of water sports and diving schools in the resort.  Organised boat trips also regularly leave from the harbour or you can hire your own small boat and explore the coastline and land anchor at your own private beach!  Continue out of Latchi and you can drive up into the unspoilt Akamas peninsula and the famous ‘Baths of Aphrodite’.  From here you can look back and admire the view of Chrysochou bay, the sea and mountains beyond.

Travelling inland from Peristerona you pass through the village of Lysos and into the area of the Pafos Forest and Troodos.  Continue along the winding road and you arrive at Stavros tis Psokas, a forest station with restaurant.  From here you can visit the Moufflon enclosure and hopefully catch a glimpse of the Cypriot emblem.  Take a picnic with you on this trip and sit and enjoy it in the shade of the pine trees that tower overhead.  There is a picnic area and play area, so therefore ideal for families and those wishing to retreat to cooler climes when the temperature soars.  Continue past here and you can travel onto the famous Kykkos Monastery.  The mountain scenery on this drive is spectacular.

The Polis area of Cyprus is the least developed of the island and the plan is to keep it this way. The area is popular with nature lovers, hikers and bird watchers.  The landscape is greener and more picturesque than the rest of Cyprus.  Oranges grow in abundance nearly all year round, plus lemons, figs and almonds.  Vineyards stretch across the hillsides and during the summer months the roads are busy with tractors towing their load of grapes to the wineries.

Peristerona is set in a beautiful location within easy reach of the coast and the numerous facilities of nearby Polis and Latchi.  The area is renowned for its natural beauty and is a haven for nature lovers.  However it is only a short car journey to the busy historical town of Paphos and its many bars and restaurants.  Visit Paphos Water Park on the outskirts of town or take a stroll around the town harbour and visit the nearby mosaics and the Tomb of the Kings.  The area has plenty to offer for families and old and young alike.  The warm welcome you receive from the local population, their generosity and friendliness will make you feel at home.


The city of Paphos is located on the south-west coast of Cyprus. It is a beautiful city that is forever connected with the legend of Aphrodite, who is said to have risen from the water near the city. Paphos has many fine examples of ancient architecture, including the fabulous Roman Mosaics, which is partly responsible for earning Paphos World Heritage status through UNESCO. The idyllic Paphos Harbour offers visitors a chance to experience the spellbinding magic of the city, while the astounding Akamas Peninsula is only a short drive away.

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