There are many reasons to visit Latchi and the Akamas Peninsula.
And, when you visit Latchi to take a boat trip on Koulla or Nafsika II you couldn’t fail but to fall in love with our coastline. And, hopefully, with us too.
Did you know?
Koulla is the only traditional passenger vessel in Latchi.
It’s easy to see why so many people choose the Koulla for their boat trip along the Akamas. She’s a stunning ‘old’ boat. Full of character. And, has been taking people to the Blue Lagoon since 1982 when our Grandfather Captain Giangos founded our family-owned business.
We’re all about family. We take approximately 3,000 people to the Blue Lagoon throughout August each year. If you take into account that we sail from April until November; since 1982 almost 700,000 people have sailed on Koulla alone. That’s simply amazing. And, hopefully, we’ve helped to create some memories that will last a lifetime. We hope so.
Nafsika II is our superb, modern and well-equipped larger boat.
She’s been refitted to provide you with something a little extra-special. When you visit Latchi you’ll quickly realise that there isn’t another boat like her.
With a 120 passenger capacity, she’s a fabulous boat for larger groups and parties. The views from the fully-shaded sun-deck (up top) are stunning.
Philipos and Theo along with the rest of the crew guarantee that you are in safe (and experienced) hands. They will be able to give you a lot of information too on Latchi and the surrounding areas. Including the history of the coastline, and about Cypriot lifestyle and food. We’re especially keen on the food.
Whether you travel on Koulla or Nafsika, the food is exquisite. All 100% natural and organic from their own farmland in the Polis Chrysochous area. So, this food doesn’t travel far at all. Which ensures it is gorgeously fresh. Every day!
BOOK IN ADVANCE AND SAVE!
- Theo +357 99 302 879 ( English ,Greek)
- Christina +357 99 675 306 (English, Greek)
- Mira +357 96 323 754 (Russian,English)
When you visit Latchi you will find us between Y&P Restaurant and Latchi Plaza restaurant which are at the end of the harbour next to the Police Station. Look for our yellow & blue ticket stall.
What will you see, and do when you visit Latchi?
We booked the morning short trip for 10.30. It was myself my mum and 3 children aged 10,8 and 2. We booked it online before we went to Cyprus and we got a cheaper deal usually it’s €20 per adult but we got it for €15 per adult and €10 per child and I didn’t need to pay for my 2 years old he went free of charge. When we arrived we checked in and paid and got on the boat which is a lovely looking boat the nafsika ll. The boat has a bar, toilets, changing areas and a water hose to wash off after swimming. On the way to the blue lagoon, they pointed out the different scenery on the way. When we arrived at the blue lagoon it was amazing.
The water was clear blue you could see the bottom. The boat stops quite far from the shore so you do have to swim out a bit and you cannot touch the floor. They offer life jackets and snorkel kits. I am a good swimmer but I used a life jacket and put one on my 2-year-old and I put him on my chest and swam on my back to the shallow end and it worked fine. We got an hour swimming and then swam back to the boat and waiting for us was wine, juice and fruit.
It was a lovely experience and definitely recommend this trip when in Cyprus
We had the Koulla experience last year & had a great time. BBQ was plentiful but the day was a little too long for our then 3 yr old-he slept all the way back! This year we had the Nafsika experience & I have to say that the timings suited us better, especially as we went with my mum & stepdad.
We still got a good hour swimming & you really can’t get any better waters. Drinks & fruit as much as you want. Would really like to do the sunset sail next year. Do book well in advance as they are all very popular trips.
On my first visit to Cyprus, I asked in my hotel if they could recommend any tours. There are different options. Trips to different destinations, at different times of day on different boats.
It’s worth having a good read of the brochures and ask for all the information to find the right option for you. They may all seem similar, but they don’t all stop at the same destinations.
I decided on the traditional boat, Koulla. It was excellent value for money at €25 per person. The cruise lasted from 10.30am-3pm and included a BBQ meal.
The main destination was the blue lagoon to stop for swimming in the beautiful clear waters. Other points of interest were pointed out to us on the way, but no other stops were made.
We arrived at the lagoon after 11 and there was plenty of time to enjoy the clear waters while the BBQ was prepared on the boat. We were then called back on the boat to eat and were served enormous portions of salad, couscous, yoghurt, meat and garlic bread. Everything was delicious. Wine and orange squash was also included with the meal. Other drinks during the cruise came at an extra cost (water, beer, other soft drinks, etc). but there is nothing stopping you from bringing your own water on board.
We were even offered extra portions of meat, which was cooked to perfection and well seasoned.
Fresh watermelon was also offered after the meal. The boat was busy, but in my opinion not overcrowded. There was plenty of time to enjoy the lagoon before and after the meal and didn’t feel rushed at all.
It was a great experience to spend the day in beautiful surroundings. The music on the boat on the way to the lagoon was mainly Greek, a good mix of older and more modern songs. On the way back the music was more tourist orientated. I didn’t mind it so much, but some of the people appeared to have indulged in a bit too much of the wine and were dancing and singing along loudly. Personally, I preferred the music on the way to the lagoon, but do understand they need to cater to different tastes, so that it is enjoyable for everyone.
It was one of my favourite activities during my time in Cyprus. The staff were incredibly helpful and friendly, I felt they were experienced, which also made me feel safe and I thoroughly enjoyed my day.