"A tranquil village, with an idyllic harbour and tons of amazing natural sites, within touching distance of it."
Latchi is a small village that is most famous for its idyllic little fishing
harbour and its fresh seafood. It is located in a more secluded part of
Cyprus that is especially
famous for its beautiful natural scenery. Visitors to Latchi can explore the
beauty of the Mediterranean Sea, from the harbour, going on glass bottom boat
tours or diving in the Laguna Blu, a sparkling blue lagoon famous for its
crystal-clear waters, for an unforgettable
The harbour also provides fresh fish, and several boat-hire companies operate in
the area, allowing visitors to explore the sea by themselves. Latchi is also
connected to some of Cyprus' most famous natural sites, including the Akamas
Peninsula, which is home to a large number of different species of bird and is
renowned for its beautiful views and idyllic sites.
The thing that sets Latchi apart is its tranquillity; removed from some of the larger resorts in Cyprus, such as Protaras, Ayia Napa or Limassol, it has a less touristy feel, making it family friendly. The ideal place for a quiet and relaxing or family holiday with plenty of nature at your fingertips.
Latchi, Paphos Travel Guide
At A Glance:
Latchi is a small harbour village located within the Polis district of Cyprus. It is located on the North-western coast of the country and sits on the very edge of the Akamas Peninsula. It is situated just 3.1 km from the capital of the municipality, known as Polis or Polis Chrysochous, with the larger coastal resort of Paphos 40.2 km away. Paphos International Airport is the closest airport to it around 53.1 km, which translates to a 55-minute drive. Both Latchi and Polis are slightly removed from the centre of the island and surrounded by idyllic natural scenery, making them ideal for families and nature lovers alike.
It's cuisine is most famous for its bountiful range of seafood dishes, usually made with fresh fish that come into the village's harbour each day, with things like tuna and swordfish especially popular among locals and classic Mediterranean dishes like prawns and calamari also available. Visitors will also find all the traditional dishes that people have come to associate with Cyprus, like succulent kebabs, fresh salads and light dips. Drinking ouzo with meze, is also slightly different in Latchi with a greater focus on delectable seafood mezes, thanks to the plentiful supply of fish.
Events & Festivities
Polis and the neighbouring village of Latchi host a number of exciting festivals that visitors are sure to enjoy. The Latchi fish festival takes place at Latchi Harbour in the last few days of April, it offers fresh fish and a drink for free, along with a varied cultural program that includes traditional music and dancing. ‘Kataklysmos’ otherwise known as the flood festival, takes place 50 days after Easter and focusses on water-based activities, including games and competitions, and afterwards there is traditional music and dancing.
Tours & Attractions
The village is best known for the aquatic activities that it offers, with a number of boat-hire companies operating in the area, including the Latchi Watersports Centre and Trident Boat Hire. Visitors to Cyprus can hire a boat of up to 10 metres with just a driving licence, making it a great way to explore the area. The Laguna Blu (Blue Lagoon) is also exceptionally popular with visitors, thanks to its beautiful blue water, many companies, including the Latchi Watersports Centre, provide diving trips to it. Hiking and other activities are also very popular in Latchi, and the Aphrodite Trail or the Akamas Peninsula are ideal for nature lovers of all ages.