Latchi may be a hot spot on the rugged west coast of the island come summer, but it still retains a quieter laid-back charm that’s hard to find in other more touristy beachside resorts. Home to a quaint fishing harbour and a just over a handful of restaurants and hotels, My Cyprus Insider has narrowed down a list of our favourite seaside spots to enjoy a drink and nibble right by the water’s edge. Cheers!
1. Island Beach Bar
Some avid fans of this haunt rave about their delicious mojitos, others enthuse about the great service, while many give this place a big thumbs up for the upbeat music and chilled out atmosphere. Whether you fancy a bite to eat, or just crave a cool summer cocktail, this Latchi favourite right on the golden sand is guaranteed to hit the spot.
Open day and night, head to Island Beach Bar with your beach towel and a laid-back attitude, and simply take a dip in the glistening seas whenever your heart desires.
Where? Akamantos Avenue, Latchi, Paphos. Tel: (+357) 96-725592
2. Yialos Beach Grill Bar
In most of the island’s towns, traditional joints serving kebab and other grilled and meze nibbles don’t boast much of an ambience. But when in you arrive in Latchi, the experience becomes an altogether dreamy one as you take a seat at Yialos Beach Grill House with breathtaking views across Latchi and Pomos in the one direction, and the Akamas peninsula in the other.
And if you arrive here as the sun goes down, the experience is absolutely heavenly. Crack open an ice-cold beer and tuck into a juicy kebab, village salad, and plenty of other grilled and meze treats.
Where? 1 Elias Tavrou St, Latchi, Paphos. 11.30am-10pm. Tel: (+357) 99-529448
3. Baths Of Aphrodite Restaurant
Boasting an amazing location – right next to the famous Baths of Aphrodite and on the edge of the Akamas Peninsula – the Baths Of Aphrodite Restaurant offers diners some of the most breath-taking views of the west coast of the island from Latchi all the way down to Pomos, Kato Pyrgos and beyond.
The restaurant serves great local fish and traditional Cypriot meze, and makes a perfect resting stop for an ice-cold Keo or a strong Cypriot coffee, following the hike down to the baths and back up again!
Where? 126 Rigenis, Latchi, Paphos. 8am-11pm. Tel: (+357) 26-321457
Cover photo: Yialos Beach Grill House