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KNOW BEFORE YOU GO - STAY SAFE & HEALTHY ABROAD (foreign office travel advice)

Latchi

When to go

Latchi is one of the more remote areas that you'll find holiday packages to Cyprus, although it still enjoys a good share of the island's visitors all year round. As with anywhere else in this stunning country, the summer months from June to September see temperatures rise beyond 30°C. For the rest of the year, you'll often be enjoying temperatures of 20°C and above, with only the winter months between November and February seeing that figure drop to about 15°C.

If you're really up for the local festivals though, head to Latchi in September for the annual Peanut Festival, which celebrates the coming autumn with food and drink galore.

Health and safety

As with any holiday, you should take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance to cover yourself and family on your trip. It's also a good idea to apply for a free European Health Insurance Card, EHIC, before leaving the UK as this entitles you to emergency medical treatment on the same terms as Cypriot nationals. It won't, however, cover you for medical repatriation, ongoing medical treatment or non-urgent treatment.

If you are visiting Latchi specifically to take part in sports or water sports, including hiking, you should make sure your insurance covers this. See our holiday extras page for more information and for the latest health and safety information visit https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/cyprus/health.

Passports and visas

If your passport is up to date and fully valid, you'll have no problems getting to and from Cyprus.

Getting around

Latchi is a small town on the northwest coast of the island, but luckily Cyprus has fantastic bus connections to take advantage of during cheap holidays to Paphos. A lot of holidaymakers also book rental vehicles in advance. For the more adventurous of you, these can include 4x4s, which are fantastic for heading up through the back country to discover the island's more hidden areas.

Advice for travellers with children

Latchi is a small community that has all the modern facilities you'll need during your stay, including shops and cafes for hungry little bellies. The beaches surrounding the town are quiet and peaceful, which makes for a reassuring day by the sea.

Latchi isn't as active as urban centres like Larnaca, making it ideal for families looking for a more subdued All Inclusive Cyprus holiday. Young minds keen on history, culture and countryside adventures can be kept more than engaged.

Electricity

Latchi is fully connected to the Cyprus grid, and the country as a whole uses the same voltage and plug types as in the UK. That means that anything you choose to bring along will plug into the wall with no fuss, and you won't need to buy any adapters.

Emergency information

The emergency phone number for Cyprus is 199, for police, fire or ambulance services.

British consulate

If for any reason you need to make contact with the British Consulate of Cyprus, you can reach them on the telephone using +357 22 861100. If it's easier to explain your situation over email, the address you'll need is UKinCyprus@fco.gov.uk.

Although the British Consulate's office is located in Nicosia, the capital of Cyprus, bear in mind that visiting the office in person isn't wise without a prearranged appointment. It's the only way you'll be guaranteed over the counter service when you visit the Consulate. The office address is Alexander Pallis Street, PO Box 21978, Nicosia, 1587.

Hospital

If you're in need of the closest hospital to Latchi, it's located in Poli Crysochous, which is not far east from the town. Polis Hospital is easily accessible via main roads, and if you need to call the facility, it can be reached on +357 26 321 431.