The boat trips leaving from the nearby town Latchi are really enjoyable. The boat trips generally last a day travelling along the north coast of the Akamas Peninsula. At lunchtime the boat is moored in a turquoise cove where you are free to snorkel or relax on the boat and enjoy the excellent BBQ lunch cooked fresh. The scenery in this area is breathtaking as it is a national park and there are no big developments spoiling the view.
This beautiful monastery although not the most ornate, is my favourite in the Troodos mountains. It is found in a shady bend of the mountain road and it has wonderful peaceful views over cultivated valleys.
A visit to the quiet beach at Latchi, west of the town of Polis. We were there in January - February 2004. The water was rather cold, but there was plenty of time to just sit on the beach and enjoy the view.
LATCHI WATERSPORTS CENTRE, located just down the road from polis and paphos is where we had the most fun on our holiday, we hired a 250hp speedboat for a day and it was amazing, we was given a map briefing of the amazing akamas coastline, then some instructions on how to drive the boat, throwing the anchor etc. Within an hour i felt very confident as if i'd been driving boats my whole life :) We snorkelled in the amazing Blue Lagoon then we did some tube riding with the ringo that we hired with the boat. This was by far the best day of our holiday followed a close 2nd by the Discover Scuba Diving we did, an afternoons dive course which we all thoroughly enjoyed. Would most definately recommend this company to anyone visiting Cyprus, this is a must do, we have some great memories and pics. Thanks to Tom, Costas and the rest of Latchi Watersports vast crew.
Keep an eye open for the a variety of wildlife you are likely to wander past - for example we bumped into the fella in the picture taking about five minutes to cross a quiet road.
Around Polis we've also seen black python and grey hammer head vipers, large fruit bats (about fifty tend to eat off plants near the cafe as you leave polis towards the camp site), turtles -saw one in Laatchi harbour, and a variety of unusual birds.
The sheer peacefulness and beauty walking around this lovely monastery with its laden fruit trees and heady aromas from the honeysuckles was indeed wonderful. I didn't want to leave it.
At the top of a mountain in the north west of Troodos mountains, stands the richest and most splendid monastery in Cyprus, Kykkos Monastery. Kykkos was founded in the 11th century.