The Polis area has a remarkable history dating back 3000 years. A visit to the Archaeological Museum gives 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.
Latchi is the beautiful harbour of Polis, known throughout Cyprus for its fresh fish. Here you can enjoy a wonderful meal in one of the many fish taverns.
The last stop on the tour is in the Akamas Peninsula at the attraction known as Baths of Aphrodite.
Legend has it that after swimming in the crystal clear waters of the bay, the mythological goddess Aphrodite would walk up the hill and bathe in a pool fed by a freshwater mountain spring dripping down the sides of a shady grotto overhung by a leafy fig tree, which has come to be known as the Baths of Aphrodite. It is here that Adonis saw and fell in love with her while hunting in the Akamas forest. The Italian poet Ariosto wrote a poem about the area and its waters which became known as the Fontana Amorosa.
The myth of Aphrodite lived on through the Middle Ages turning into the love story between the mythical Byzantine hero Dhigenis Akritas and the Queen of Cyprus known as Rigaina. The ruins of an old monastery in a clearing in the heart of the Akamas with a giant oak tree and a bubbling spring, is known as the "Pyrgos tis Rigainas", or the Queen's castle, and is linked to this love story.
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