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Off the main road from Polis to Pafos, don’t miss the Agios Neofytos monastery with a cave covered by some of the most important wall paintings in Cyprus dating to the 12th century, while Chrysorrogiatissa monastery is also worth visiting for its fine icons and a taste of the locally produced vintage wine.
Pafos, 35 minutes away, with its pleasant harbour and medieval fort, was the capital of Cyprus for 600 years in ancient times.
According to Cruz-Uribe, this ruler most likely reigned over part of Egypt around the 480s BCE: within this decade it is known through Herodotus that a revolt occurred in Egypt in conjunction with the last years of Darius I and the rise of Xerxes I, who, once crowned, promptly suppressed the rebels.
Anthony Spalinger believed that Cruz-Uribe's attribution was “too tentative”, and agreed that Psammetichus IV was the same person as Inaros II's father, mentioned by Herodotus as a Libyan.
The Avakas Gorge on the western side of the Akamas is a 40 minute drive from Polis, through Kathikas and Pegeia and then along the dirt road from the Agios Georgios fishing shelter.
It provides a magnificent hike between towering cliffs and along a stream that usually flows up until May.The tomb of Stavroupolis is the largest, best preserved and most impressive Macedonian tomb of Thrace.Located south of the city, in a short distance from the road that leads to Komnina.For this reason, Spalinger believes that the aforementioned archaeological findings may rather belong to a subsequent ruler with the same name: the Athenian historian Philochorus reports that a Psammetichus (V) - who probably was a great-grandson of Psammetichus IV for likely being the son of Thannyros, himself son of Inaros II - shipped grains to Athens in 445/4 BCE.Finally, Diodorus Siculus mentions a Psammetichus (VI) as a king of Egypt in 400 BCE, saying that he was a “descendant of the famous Psammetichus”.In the Photo Museum (Odysseas Photo Gallery) you can find all the material from 1950 until today and covers the photographs taken by Odysseas and Andreas in the area of Polis Chrysochous and surrounding villages.