Cyprus Taxi arrange taxi and mini bus transfers from both Paphos and Larnaca airports to Argaka.
Argaka is located on the coastal plains of the Chrysochous area away from the more mainstream destinations. Nourished by its own reservoir this agricultural area is well known for its abundance of citrus orchards. The settlement of Argaka itself is divided into two parts, Pano Argaka (upper) located between the sea and the pine forest is the older of the two communities. Here, traditional style architecture can be found amongst the narrow, winding roads and the traditional spirit of Cyprus is still very much in evidence at the local kafenion which provides a focal point for the village’s residents to gather, exchange news and pass the time of day. Kato Argaka (lower) is the newer settlement standing next to the sea. Although this area features more contemporary style residences, a small supermarket, a kiosk and a handful of tavernas dotted along the coastal road, the atmosphere is still very laid-back.
With regards to Argaka’s history, little is known prior to the 19th century, since the community is not shown or mentioned in any earlier maps or chronicles. It is most likely that the village was a new settlement at this time due to an influx of residents congregating around the local monastery of Agia Varvara (St Barbara) from neighbouring areas.
The church of Agia Varvara is located east of the village. It has been extensively renovated and only the few capitals of columns and the carved framings around the doors reveal its age, probably being of the 18th century.
The undeveloped beaches of the Argaka area stretch along a natural coastline of coarse sand, shingle and pebble. For a day here you will need to bring your own beach mat and umbrella. Refreshments can be found at one of the tavernas scattered along the coastal road or you can take a cool box and lunch under the shade of the trees in one of the designated picnic areas.
Argaka is a very privileged village. It is a small beautiful community of the area of Polis Chrysochous. It enjoys both sea and mountain views, and an excellent climate.
Argaka is a village full of life and proud of its agricultural industry.