Kathikas is the most easily accessible village from Pafos, midway between Pafos and Polis on the E709. A delightful village with honey-coloured stone buildings and traditional coffee shops, it is particularly famous for its vineyards and wine. Kathikas is also something of a local hub, home to several popular restaurants, a small supermarket and a bank with ATM. You can spy one of Cyprus’ so-called tree monuments just outside the village: the Cypress tree of Agios Nikolaos is a lofty 14m high, with a pensionable age of more than 700 years.
From Kathikas you can detour onto the B7 (the direct road between Pafos and Polis) via the picturesque Pano Akourdalia, Kato Akourdalia and Miliou villages. Between them are a couple of places for an overnight stay and a handful of excellent tavernas for a relaxing lunch.