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Kattavia (Katavia)

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 / Spyros Spyropoulos

Kattavia (Katavia) © Rhodes Guide / Spyros Spyropoulos
Kattavia (Katavia) © Rhodes Guide / Spyros Spyropoulos

 

Religious monuments

  • 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 / Spyros Spyropoulos
Kattavia (Katavia) © Rhodes Guide / Spyros Spyropoulos

 

Festivals
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 / Spyros Spyropoulos


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

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