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Bathe in the beauty of western Cyprus

Not only is the scenery breathtaking – with rocky cliffs and bright blue seas typifying the view – but the area is also famous for its ties to mythology, for it is here in the waters off of the Akamas Peninsula that the Goddess of Love, Aphrodite, is said to have bathed and to have met her lover Adonis for the first time.

Aphrodite's beauty has now come to symbolise the beauty of the area, with crystal waters and blue skies a great temptation for visitors who are quick to fall in love with the island, and it is not just the sandy beaches and clear seas that draw visitors, the sheer wealth of flora and fauna also make this area a joy to visit. A National Park, the Akamas Peninsula is home to a rich variety of plant and animal species, many of which are found only in Cyprus. It is for this reason that the peninsula has been named as part of the World Bank's Mediterranean Environmental Assistance Programme and through this the region will remain cared for and unspoiled.

Another reason for the peninsula's protection is that it is home to an important turtle breeding site, a conservation area where green and loggerhead turtles, which are vulnerable or endangered species, lay their eggs at the end of June / beginning of July and where the eggs hatch at the end of August / beginning of September. This annual summer event is watched with fascination and trepidation and confirms both the importance and the tranquillity of the area.

Although the Polis region is popular with tourists, it remains calm and serene and it is for this reason that it is the perfect location for a holiday home, both for personal use to enjoy the splendid scenery and also to rent out, so that others can take advantage of the beautiful views and escape from the stresses of modern life.

George Theodosiou, Overseas Marketing Manager of Aristo Developers, agrees,

"Polis and the Akamas Peninsula especially, represent to me all that is wonderful about Cyprus. They boast unspoiled surroundings and stunning views and are an ever-popular draw for visitors whilst reliving a time more simplistic. These reasons therefore make this region an excellent choice when choosing a second home; a popular choice in a breathtaking location."