The village of Kathikas (Paphos District) is situated 22 km from the town of Paphos, 14 km from Latchi and 12 km from Coral Bay. Kathikas sits at an elevation of 600 metres above sea level, which provides it with a good climate in the summer months. This is wine country and the area is famous for its vineyards and the excellent quality of its grapes. Several of the wineries welcome visitors. The nearest doctors are in Peyia Village (10 minutes) and the closest hospital is in Polis (12 minutes).
Kathikas is a village full of life, energy and hospitality but still retains an old world character with its stone houses and the traditional way of life is much in evidence. The focal point of the village is the square where the main church “Panayia Evangelistria” with its beautiful murals is located. Surrounding the square are coffee shops and tavernas (our personal favourite is Yianni’s Taverna with its constantly fresh vegetables, grilled dishes and homemade desserts). Apart from the main church the village also has two small chapels.
There are a couple of shops in the village selling basic groceries and household cleaning items, and a new bakery recently opened in the village of Stroumbi which is about a six-minute drive away. A hairdressing salon sits just off the village square.
The Akamas Peninsula, Lara Bay (turtle hatchery), Polis and the Baths of Aphrodite are all easily accessible from Kathikas, as is the Tsadha Golf Course which is approximately a 15-minute drive from the village.