Kathikas village offers a good selection of restaurants and tavernas to suit all tastes, 2 bars (with sky TV) and a minimarket.
The climate around Kathikas area is considered the best in Cyprus. The air crystals clear, the temperatures beautiful, with gentle breezes and little humidity.
Famous for its vineyards, the village 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. The village is also home to a donkey sanctuary and a tourist information centre.
As the village of Kathikas is 600 metres above sea level, it has a good climate in summer with very little humidity. If you’re a bit of an amateur anthropologist, then 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 an ideal base from which to explore such areas as Polis and Latchi, the Baths of Aphrodite, the Akamas Peninsula, the turtle hatchery at Lara Bay, to mention but a few. With a population of 349, the village offers something for everyone.
Paphos itself (20km) consists of two towns, each with its very own character. Ktima on the cliff (Upper Paphos) and Kato Paphos by the sea (Lower Paphos). One is virtually unchanged over the centuries and thoroughly Cypriot, while the other has expanded over the last decade from a sleepy fishing village and harbour, into a vibrant cosmopolitan resort which is expanding and improving each year.
In Kato Paphos, (in the archaeological park), you will find many fine mosaics and buildings from Greek and Roman periods, plus the Harbour Castle. Close by, is the church of St Paul’s Pillar, where the pillar St Paul was tied to can be found. Further down this road are the Tombs of the Kings and Christian Catacombs.
You are only ten minutes drive from Peyia and the Coral Bay resort with all its cafes, bars, restaurants and other entertainment as well as one of the best beaches in Cyprus. You are also only 45 minutes from Paphos airport.
Heading east, you can find the route to Cedar Valley and the Troodos Mountains. The route is peppered with many other small but charming villages along the way.
An excellent highway runs to all corners of Cyprus but the old coast road is the most scenic route. A drive along here past various ancient sites such as Aphrodite’s Birthplace and Temple, towards Limassol, taking in Curium, is delightful and is littered with the most beautiful views.
There are 3 beautiful golf courses in the area all with an individual style. All are within a 30 minute drive. Due to 340 sunshine days per year, Cyprus does offer many other activities but they are of course, too numerous to mention here.