"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. 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 it has a less touristy feel, making it family friendly. The ideal place for a quiet and relaxing beach holiday with plenty of nature at your fingertips.
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Book by 31st March 2019 and receive 15% discount on Bed & Breakfast basis on All room types, suites and villas for completed stays between 01/04/2019 - 16/11/2019 both dates included.Minimum stay 5 nights
Book between 1st April 2019 and 30th April 2019 and receive 5% discount on Bed & Breakfast basis on All room types, suites and villas for completed stays between the 01/05/2019 and 16/11/2019 both dates included. Minimum stay 5 nights.
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.