Pomos is a picturesque village located in the North West peninsula with unspoilt rustic charm, breathtaking sea views and local tavernas lining the waterfront. It’s sandwiched between forest cloaked mountains and the sapphire sweep of Chrysochou Bay. The small shingle beach is ideal for families as the warm shallow waters are perfect for paddling, while the surrounding bay is a water sports hotspot.
Local Markets and Shopping
There are a few shops for your daily essentials in Pomos village, with more choice available in the nearby resorts of Polis and Argaka. Here you will find a small market which sells mainly fruits, as well as the occasional popup markets, which are always well advertised. Alternatively, the bustling town of Paphos is famous for its market and you can reach it in around an hours’ drive. The market is set in a maze of lanes selling an array of Cypriot fare, including local Cyprus linen and lace. There is also a farmers’ market in the Old Town of Paphos.
Bars and Restaurants
Pomos village is well known for its local seafront taverna where you can try tasty Cypriot meze, fresh fish, salty halloumi, souvlaki, sheftalia and other local delights. There are also a couple of small cafes nearby with a few dishes to try. Polis Square has plenty of restaurants to choose from, all serving various cuisines. The square is a relaxing place with a leafy, secluded garden where you can find stripped-back, stone-clad dining rooms complete with crisp white tablecloths and shelves of locally produced wine.
Once you reach Pomos you’ll no doubt be dying to make a splash, and there is no better place to do so than the rather dreamy Pomos beach, a pebble beach by the harbour. Named after the dome shaped rocks jutting out of the sea, admire the mountain back drop while you soak up that Cypriot sun. It has a tiny beach bar with lively music and perfect for cooling down with refreshments.
For a day out with the family, the Museum of Natural History in Pomos showcases rocks, minerals and fossils found in Cyprus. There is also a Dragon cave, a rocky area with an opening towards the sea a short drive from the harbour, there was a dragon who protected the area from anything bad. Definitely a must visit! To get your fix of culture, take a day trip to Aphrodite’s Bath – a truly enchanting attraction and a firm part of Cypriot heritage.
Places of Interest
The surrounding countryside of the Akamas Peninsula National Park is waiting to be explored. You can book a jeep safari or take a hike to see the pine forests, spring wildflowers and many birds and animals who make their home there. The nearby foothills of the Troodos Mountains or the coastal route north can be discovered by car, and you’ll pass small villages before arriving at Pomos. There are wineries in this area which welcome visitors for tasting or to buy a bottle two. Or follow the twisting coast road to the main town, Polis, a 30 minute drive away. Here, tiny craft shops and family-run tavernas offer a natural mix of charm and calm.