Travelling to Rhodes - Covid-19 Information
Image © Rhodes Guide / RhodesGuide.com

Kattavia (Katavia), Rhodes

Kattavia is an attractive farming village with a few old houses and a picturesque village square. It is popular with surfers since Kattavia is the village closest to Prasonisi, so it is no wonder that the few rooms available for rent are usually occupied by them.

The village of Kattavia boasts of a couple of taverns as well, a mini market and a cafe-restaurant for snacks and light meals. The few country houses scattered around the village, the old airport (on the left as you drive towards Prasonisi) and the impressive road lined with cypress trees opposite the derelict Italian church with its clock tower on the main road from Gennadi to Kattavia show that the area was first developed during the time of Italian rule.

Kattavia (Katavia) © Rhodes Guide / RhodesGuide.com

Kattavia (Katavia) © Rhodes Guide / RhodesGuide.com
Kattavia (Katavia) © Rhodes Guide / RhodesGuide.com

 

Religious monuments in Kattavia

  • Saint George (17th century)
  • Saint Minas (19th century)
  • Prophet Elias (19th century)
  • Apostle Paul (20th century)
  • Saint Panteleimonas (20th century)
  • Saint Mark (Catholic church, 20th century)
Kattavia (Katavia) © Rhodes Guide / RhodesGuide.com
Kattavia (Katavia) © Rhodes Guide / RhodesGuide.com

 

Festivals in Kattavia

Kattavia celebrates the following:

Saint Paraskevi on July 26th. The festival takes place the night before and ends the next evening Saint Panteleimonas on July 27th. The festival takes place the night before and ends the next evening Assumption of the Virgin Mary on August 15th.

Kattavia (Katavia) © Rhodes Guide / RhodesGuide.com

Article topics

Related articles

Apollona village acquired its name from the Temple of God Apollo who was the protector of Rhodes Island and fine arts at the time.

Topics: Off the beaten track

Read more about Apollona

Located 38 km from Rhodes town, the village of Platania is home to some 380 inhabitants. Overlooked by a mountain range, it offers a truly majestic view of the peaceful Rhodian countryside.

Topics: Off the beaten track

Read more about Platania

Apart from a couple of excellent tavernas there is not much tourism happening in Laerma, although one of the main reasons for perhaps visiting the area is the Monastery Taxiarchis Michail at Tharri 4km southwest.

Topics: Off the beaten track

Read more about Laerma




Kattavia (Katavia) reviews & comments

click here to add your review!

Kattavia is probably were i had the most fun on my whole trip. It was amazing.When you first drive in it seems really quiet, but at night is when the villiage comes to life. During the 27, 28 and 29 of July the villiage holds a 3 day festival filled with dancing, entertainment and fun. The band didnt stop playing until 7am in the morning!

It was an amazing expirience that i will hold with me for ever and i recommend it as a place you must visit.

Commented by Irene July 03, 2006

Let us know what you think about Kattavia (Katavia) - your opinion matters!
Rate this article or place (optional)

From our blog

It's winter. You are sitting in your apartment or office, while it's cold outside and the weather is gray, dark and rainy, and you find yourself reading this article. Don't you wish you can go someplace where the winter weather is not necessarily so depressive?

Read more about Wintertime in Rhodes

On Sunday 14th April 2019, runners will have the opportunity to run in Rhodes, on a flat course with the spectacular views of the deep blue Aegean Sea, along the coastline and the walls of the Medieval Town of Rhodes, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Read more about Roads to Rhodes Marathon 2019

Rhodes has been awarded with 39 blue flags for it's crystal beaches by the Hellenic Society for the Protection of Nature (HSPN), the National Operator of the Blue Flag International Program in Greece. This makes the Rhodes the municipally with the highest count of Blue Flags, according to the HSPN.

Read more about Rhodes beaches have been awarded 39 blue flags in 2019

Until 2015 the major part of the island of Rhodes was supplied with water from a network of wells. The overuse and excessive exploitation of water resources has resulted in a severe drop of groundwater levels and very soon led to brackish water inflow in several areas of the island.

Read more about Gadouras Dam: solving the important and crucial water supply problems of the wider Rhodes urban area

2019 is another promising year for cycling events in Rhodes island. With the amazingly variable landscapes that can be friendly for beginners but at the same time advanced cyclists can find great challenges as well. Besides, what better location for a cycling event than a place blessed with more than 300 shinny days every year, where the local’s hospitality is routine and the famous Greek gastronomy approaches the peak of traditional tastes?

Read more about Rhodes cycling events 2019

Sunglasses can give you instant James Dean cool, Audrey Hepburn glamour, or the rock star hipness of Bono. But they are much more than a fashion accessory. Sunglasses are an essential tool in safeguarding the health of your eyes and the surrounding tissue.

Read more about Fun in the sun: how to choose and pick good sunglasses

As summer season 2021 has kicked in, we are looking at some of the videos that tell us experiences from people who are visiting the island!

Read more about Rhodes Summer Holidays 2021

Feedback