The Tavros Hotel Apartments are located in the small traditional village of Neo Chorio in the Polis area. On the northwest part of the island it is the gateway to the Akamas National Park. It is a quaint little village with a maze of winding streets, stone renovated cottages, local tavernas serving authentic Cypriot dishes, coffee shops and minimarkets.
It will be hard to stroll through the village without being greeted with a smile, often accompanied by an invitation to drink a coffee! The language doesn’t matter so much as the genuine desire to make our visitors feel welcome!
Two km away from the Tavros is the small harbour of Latchi village. With its coastal paved promenade overlooking the marina, is well known throughout Cyprus for its fresh fish. This is where the fishermen still bring in the fresh catch of the morning and supply most of the tavernas along the harhour. In the past it served as a small port for shipping carobs. The old stone carob warehouses have been converted into restaurants, fish taverns and places of recreation.
The choice of tavernas along the quayside is immense, there are also cafes, mini markets, souvenir shops, water sports facilities and boat rentals. Enjoy a cruise from here to Fontana Amaroza, where you can swim and go snorkelling in the crystal clear waters of the Blue Lagoon.
37km north of Paphos town lays the unspoilt, peaceful rural area of Polis with its small fishing harbour at Latchi, traditional small villages leading to the well known Akamas Peninsular.
It is here that once stood the ancient city kingdom of Marion, an important commercial centre in Classical and Hellenistic times.
Panoramic landscape views with 20km of superb beaches combine to provide a favourite spot for those in search of quality holiday in friendly and relaxing environment.
Although life in Polis strolls along in a slow pace without crowds and noise, it offers a variety of mythological places to visit and within the coble stone square you will find a variety of tavernas where you can enjoy the local meze, souvenir shops, supermarkets and other amenities.THE AKAMAS PENINSULAR
The Akamas peninsula is the jewel of Cyprus nature offering endless opportunities for walking on the various official and unofficial walking trails, mountain biking, snorkeling, bird watching and nature study.
It covers about 230 square km and is located on the western tip of Cyprus. Relatively large and unspoilt by mass tourism and development, with remarkably diverse features in vegetation, wildlife, landscape, geology, beautiful coasts with a rich historical, archaeological and cultural heritage.
The uniqueness of the area is centered on its precious ecology. The diversity of flora and fauna living in this relatively small area is truly impressive. No less than approximately 530 different plant species, not to mention the well known orchids, tulips and cyclamen which grow here. The most dominant trees however, are pines, wild olive-trees, and wild carobs.
The variety of fauna is equally impressive with its 168 birds, 12 mammals, 20 reptiles and 16 butterfly species that have been sighted here.
The entire region of Akamas is ridden with legends. Many names of venues, combined with geomorphologic phenomena, speak of the romances of "Rigaina" (Queen) with "Digenis", and of Aphrodite with Adonis. Such venues are Aphrodite's Baths, the rock of Digenis in the "Dkyo Potamoi" (Two Rivers), the cave of Rigaina, and others.