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Polis

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Polis, or Polis Chrysochous (Greek: Πόλις Χρυσοχούς) is a small town in the northwestern part of the island of Cyprus, bordering the Chrysochous Bay.

To the west of the city is a nature reserve on the outskirts of the Akamas peninsula. Tourist resort, residents' incomes are supplemented by profits from agriculture and fishing. Polis serves as a port for fishermen from the village of Latki. Known for fish fairs and yachting competitions. However, the main advantage of the city is that it is located near the nature reserve on the Akamas Peninsula, where the baths of Aphrodite are located.

It has been inhabited since the Neolithic period. In the Ancient World it flourished and became one of the most developed Cypriot city-states. In 312 BC e. it was conquered by Ptolemy I. It was destroyed by Ptolemy II, but later it was rebuilt by Ptolemy III and renamed Arsinoe. Arsinoe continued to exist in the Roman, early Christian and early Byzantine periods, but was severely damaged during the Arab conquests in the 7th century. Archaeological evidence suggests that the city was also inhabited in the Middle Ages in the 12th-14th centuries. In Egypt, in the tomb of Ramses III, they found an inscription dated to the 12th century BC. e. However, the first mention of the city is considered to be 449 BC. when Cyprus was conquered by the Persians.

The Blue Lagoon
The Xistarokambos beach
Baths of Aphrodite
Akamas
Avakas Gorge
The Blue Lagoon
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