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Kathikas (Greek : Κάθηκας) us one of the Laona villages in the Paphos district of Cyprus. It is situated on a plateau 23 kilometers north of Paphos. It has an altitude of 645m[1] and a population of 333.[2] It is well known for its grape production, most notably sultana grapes. It also has a flourishing agrotourism industry.[3]

Year Population
1946

822

1960 763
1982 515
1992 386
2001 333

Things to See

1. Panayia Evangelistrais Church
2. Ayios Ounoufrios Church
3. Sterna Winery
4. Ayios Onoufrios Winery

There is also a Tourist information bureau in Kathikas

Places to Eat

1. Farm Yard Tavern
2. Araouzos Tavern
3. Imogens Tavern
4. Petradaki
5. Kyparissos

Places to Stay

1. Loxandra's House.
2. Michalis' Anoyia.

Environs of Kathikas

1. A visit to the magnificent Avakas gorge is a must for nature lovers.

2. The spooky Gravity Hill of Kathikas. A gravity hill is a place where the layout of the surrounding land produces the optical illusion that a very slight downhill slope appears to be an uphill slope. Thus, a car left out of gear will appear to be rolling uphill.[[1]]

3. The rugged beauty of Akamas. One of the last unspoilt areas of the Mediterranean

4. The ruins of the abandoned village of Old Theletra. The inhabitants of Theletra were move in the 1980s due to fears over landslides.

Famous People

Kypros Chrysostomides politician and member of the Cypriot parliament was born in Kathikas
Kyriacos Mavronikolas defence minister in the Tassos Papadopoulos governmemt was born in Kathikas
George Georghiou director of Cyprus Airways was born in Kathikas
Andrew Demetriou, chief executive officer of the Australian Football League - his mother was born in Kathikas

Kathikas In The News

On April 7, 2000, a Kathikas man was arresting in connection with the theft of an ancient sarcophagus.
On February 24, 2007, the residents of Kathikas awoke to the news that two of the locals had been murdered.

Annual Events and Celebrations

25 March - Feast Day of the church of Panayia Evangelistrais
31 March - Feast Day of Ayios Ipatios
12 June - Feast Day of Ayios Ounoufrios
17 July - Feast Day of Ayia Marina
August - Festival of the Grapes

It is also interesting to visit Kathikas during Orthodox Easter

Community Council President: Tourvas Menelaos

Nearby Communities: Pegeia, Pano Arodes, Akoursos, Theletra

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