Latchi harbour is a picturesque small Port dating back over two and a half thousand years. It was the nearest port in Cyprus to Rhodes, which at that time was a busy trading harbour.
Over the last few decades, the tourism has started to arrive, with a range of restaurants and tavernas opening up; some are located on the old carob warehouses that were once used to house the carobs that where exported from the harbour.
The restaurants and taverns offer delicious fresh fish meze with catches coming from the small vessels that frequent the harbour itself, so it really is fresh. Whilst eating your meal you can often watch the quaint fishing vessels chugging out to lay their nets for the next catch. The meals can be washed down with wine from the local vineyards.
There are several boat trips on offer from Latchi harbour, including glass bottom boats, sea-fishing trips and diving trips too. There is also an old fishing boat that heads off from the harbour towards the Akamas coastline; a barbecue is served and swimming from the side of the boat in the afternoon.
Latchi harbour started undergoing expansion in 2002; the number of berths has been increased. This expansion has meant more sailing and recreational vessels can now visit the harbour with better facilities.
If you are holidaying in Cyprus, in or around the Paphos region a trip to Latchi harbour near Polis and Latchi can be a great holiday day out whether it is a for a meal in one of the harbour taverns or a boat trip or just to explore the harbour and Akamas coastline.
From five star luxury hotels to two star self catering apts. Polis & Latchi have it all.
Latchi Harbour has a selection of harbourside tavernas - Yiangos & Peter with its traditional fish meze is perhaps the most well known.
According to legend these baths near Latchi are where Aphrodite choose to bathe.
Find out about the variety of boat trips available from nearby Paphos Harbour
This You Tube user shows a great aerial view of Latchi Harbour using his Go Pro Camera.
Glass bottom boat trips depart from Latchi Harbour
Image courtesy of Dan Barbus - Flickr