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Buying Euros at good rates

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There are various ways to pre buy your Euros and take advantage of a good rate. Generally speaking your bank will not offer the best rate, and Airport kiosks often offer low rates. I find Money Saving Expert are excellent on all things relating to travel including their Travel cash link   You can have your money delivered to your home or collect at airport kiosk, at a pre agreed rate, which includes the final price including any charges!

Fresh fish and meat shops in Polis

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Polis area, recommended Butchers, souvlaki kebab and fresh fishmongers  from Tanja, our local Polis correspondent

Sometimes the best shops are just tucked away out of sight so you may find this helpful.

BUTCHER

In case anyone needs to know about a good butcher in Polis, you may like to try Pambos Lambides.

Driving instructions:

From Argaka: Take the left turning just after Giannakis Demetriou Supermarket.  Pambos Butchery is there immediately on your right. From other direction: Take the first right turning just before Giannakis Demetriou Supermarket. Pambos Butchery is there immediately on your right.

 

SOUVLAKI   (kebab cooked over charcoal)

If you fancy a good souvlaki kebab, you could try the Argakiko Cafe & Grill in Argaka,  just before Fly Again Irish pub, or coming from Polis, it is the other side of Fly Again.

 

For our Polis clients who enjoy fish on the BBQ, we would like to bring your attention to Fishmarket Psaragora Karamanos, which is frequented by the locals

Sells all sort of fresh fish (sea bass, sea bream, snapper etc) and seafood (mussels, prawns etc).   

 

 Fish on bbq 2

We would recommend you go there early in the morning, definitely before 1pm, but the earlier the better. This fishmarket is next door  to Christian Optical House, which is at the crossroad  where the  2 x Polis pharmacies are.

From Argaka to Polis: 

Take the coast road back out of Argaka into Polis. Once in Polis, pass the large supermarket PAPANTONIOU on the left, then turn right when both Petrolina petrol station and a big church are on your right. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit (the road where you see a petrol station called Lukoil), then drive straight to the end, where you will see a pharmacy on your left.  Now turn right, and Christian Optical House is there in the corner with  Karamanos fishmarket  next door to it.

 

Coming from Latchi, take the main road to Polis, drive to the end of the road T junction, turn left. Continue until you have one pharmacy on your right and Christian Optical House on your left. Karamanos fishmarket is next door to the Christian Optical House, on your left. 

 

There is also another Fresh Fish outlet on the main road from Latchi to Polis called Psaragora Vasilis.  Coming from Latchi, you will see Prodromi Restaurant on your right., when you start approaching Polis beach.  This fishmarket is opposite,  on your left,  in the same building as a restaurant / taverna.

 

If you come from Polis, follow the main road between Polis and Latchi, start slowing down when you see Pizza Delicioza on your left and Imported Foods on your right.  Fishmarket is on your right opposite  Prodromi Restaurant on left.  Prodromi Restaurant name is written in English also, but I am not sure if Psaragora Vasilis is, maybe it was only in Greek…

 

We would welcome your feedback!  Many thanks to our Polis correspondent Tanja for finding this information for us.      Updated April 2015