Copper mining at Limni, an area on the coastal road just east of Polis, was beneficial to the region for millennia. The earliest evidence of mining at Limni dates to 900-800 BCE; the mine contributed to the development of the ancient city-state of Marion, situated in present-day Polis, and was a key source of copper during the Roman era. More recently, the Cyprus Sulphur and Copper Company exploited the land there. Though mining activity in Limni ceased in 1979, there is one remaining part of the enterprise that is beneficial to this day: the Limni Pier. The pier was originally built to accommodate ships that brought the mined materials to market. A high platform over deep waters, the pier has been renovated for recreational use. The first half of the span reaching into the sea is used for fishing with rod and reel. The second half of the span and the far end of the pier are used by swimmers. The pier makes a great platform for jumping and diving into the sea. Once in the water, swimmers can paddle to either of two sea-level platforms, where stairs enable their return to the top of the pier. It is a plunge that many swimmers can’t help but repeat. Even if you don’t feel like taking the plunge, the pier is worth a visit for its commanding view—you can survey the entire Chrysochou Bay, from the Akamas Peninsula to the west to Pomos in the east—and its historical interest.