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Argaka is a small village of around 2000 people where the main industry is agricultural. The area has remained unspoilt by tourism and retains its quaint charm.

The village is placed on the edge of the Paphos forest and the Troodos mountain range behind with wide open bays with a mix of sand and shingle beaches which remain one of the last nesting grounds in the Med for Turtles.

The beaches which are within walking distance remain unspoilt and quiet where you can relax and let the world go by while enjoying a dip in the warm sea.

Argaka has 3 mini markets, a bakery and several Tavernas and bars serving good home cooked local food or English dishes depending on your tastes. A meze is a good way of sampling all of the local dishes.

No more than 10 minutes by car is the main town of Polis which dates back several thousand years where you can find numerous restaurants serving good quality food, Pharmacies, banks, shops and the main supermarket.
Why not relax in the main square in Polis while sipping a quiet drink.

15 minutes by car takes you to the picturesque harbour of Latchi where you can sample the days catch in some of the renowned harbour side restaurants.
Watersports and boat trips are available from here, why not take a boat trip to the blue lagoon or go diving in search of turtles.

Just a few mintues from Latchi is the Akamas peninsula which remains unspoilt and a haven for wildlife. Why not explore the various walks around the peninsula or to the bath of Aphrodite where according to legend she used to bathe.

20 mintues to the east brings you to Pomos, a picturesque little harbour with 2 good restaurants and a sheltered shingle bay which is ideal for snorkelling for beginners as it is protected by the harbour wall.

45 minutes away is the main town of Paphos with its cosmopolitan harbour with boutiques and restaurants which are well worth a visit. Paphos is a world heritage site with a long history dating back to the Roman and Byzantine eras.

Cyprus also boasts several Golf courses with the nearest being approx 30 minutes by car.

The following was taken from the village website.

Until not long ago Argaka's main function was agricultural which is still clearly noticeable. Even during the almost unbearable heat of July and August the Argaka fields look fresh and green. Greenhouses produce cucumbers and tomatoes all year round and the hills are covered with citrus trees, tobacco, vegetables and other crops.

The beach of Argaka is a mix of sand and small. soft pebbles. During July, August and September there are 2 sea turtle species nesting on these beaches: the Caretta-Carreta and the bigger and more endangered Green Turtle. The sea is crystal-clear, unbelievably blue and warm until at least the end of November.
On the other side of the village, up in the hills, another natural delight unfolds: the Pafos Forest. The dense pinewood forest tickles the senses with its significant odour, singing birds and the sight of moufflons - if you are lucky.
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