Latchi is a teeny tiny fishing village located in the North West that is just as magical in the winter as the summer. Yes it can be freeeeezing but only for a few days. This blog post will mainly be wonderful pictures showing off my fabulous photography skills with my trusty iphone.
Let’s start with a stormy day…everyone loves a storm. Wrapping up and sitting watching the waves…trying not to get soaked!
It’s kind of weirdly romantic watching the waves (even on my own ha). It’s calming for me. Latchi isn’t just the sea however…
Where are all the cars and people?! It is like a complete ghost town! Even the bikes have lost their riders (it’s ok I found them). No one is around apart from the coffee lovers outside Coffee Island. I’ll admit I may be one of them whenever I walk to Latchi. I am in 2 minds right now…I really feel for the businesses. They have to shut…if they were open they wouldn’t have any customers anyway. But I love the quiet! I think (and I am not alone) that it is going to be so so strange when we start having tourists. You will probably find me in the corner sat rocking saying too many people over and over hahahaha. Ghost towns have a serene beauty about Latchi is just as pretty as a picture anyway. What else does it have to offer???
One of my favourite parts of Latchi is the harbour and the fishing boats. Everyday these men go out plying their trade but I don’t quite know what they are doing with the fish at the moment. Maybe feeding the kitties? They do look very well fed! The boats are so traditional and i can imagine that they haven’t changed so much in the past 50 years! Of course, Latchi also has beaches. Beaches that show the path of the wind in the winter. Trees that lose all their leaves (found them all on the path). Kitties that decide on new careers as tractor drivers. It might not seem that there is a lot going on in Latchi but I find it the perfect place for a walk. The place to gather your thoughts. The place to sit and read a book. To look for shells and pretty rocks washed in by the waves (although apparently it is illegal to collect them for personal use and I will be watching you…)
As you can maybe not imagine…Latchi isn’t always sunny in Winter…I have managed a total of 2 pictures of grey days ha. This time it is perfect to cuddle up with a Coffee Island coffee. I hope soon you can sit inside and out!
So how do you get to Latchi?! With a car you can follow the B7 from Paphos to Polis. If you are further afield than Paphos then get to Paphos and follow the above instructions. once at Polis, you are about 5 mins from Latchi. It is signposted so just follow the directions.
If you don’t have a car then it is still really easy! The 645 goes from the Paphos bus station in the old town all the way to Polis. From there you get the 622 to Latchi. Both of these buses run all day and connect with their times too. It is an easy journey to make and well worth it. For bus info check out Paphosbuses.com