A traditional village with great amenities.
With at least 6 recognised restaurants/tavernas (Yiannis, Petradaki, The Farmyard, Imogens, Araouzos & Kyparissos being the main ones), 2 shops/mini-markets, a pub with sky sports and internet cafe, at least 2 coffee shops and 2 wineries (Vasilikon and Sterna) open all year for visitors, all within one square km, its a no wonder Kathikas is a popular choice with holidaymakers looking to relax in peace and quiet yet be able to walk to everything they need in just a few minutes.
As Kathikas is 600 metres above sea level, it has a good climate in summer a couple of degrees cooler than the coast with very little humidity.
Famous for its vineyards, Kathikas is surrounded by vines and is renowned for the quality of its grapes.
Many of the vines have been in the same family for generations. Two very famous wineries open their doors to visitors, so you can enjoy the winemaker’s craft. Vasilikon Wines and Sterna wines are 2 of the best in the region and you will see their wines in most local shops in and around Paphos.
Living in Kathikas
Kathikas is also home to a donkey sanctuary and a tourist information centre. If you’re a bit of an amateur anthropologist, Kathikas is an ideal location in which to observe the traditional Cypriot way of life and to live it yourself.
Kathikas’ central location makes it the ideal base from which to explore Polis and Latchi, the Baths of Aphrodite, the Akamas Peninsula and the turtle hatchery at Lara Bay. From Kathikas you can choose to visit a number of Paphos’ best famous beaches.
Coral Bay is a short drive to a fully equipped beach with every type of watersports and diving. Latchi has a delightful beach, and again a full selection of watersports. You can hire a boat at Latchi to explore the Akamas coastline. Drop anchor when you feel like it and swim or snorkel in the crystal clear blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea. If you prefer a beach to yourself, try Lara Beach in the Akamas. Even in the height of the summer its almost deserted.
Kathikas retains and continues to re-instate its old world village character whilst encouraging selected new developments.
For fishing fans, the nearest reservoirs are Evretou and Mavrokolympos, whilst the nearest golf course is about ten minutes away at the newly refurbished Tsada golf course now known as Minthis Hills.