Neo Chorio was known since ancient times as one of the largest villages in Cyprus in the production of black gold (carob). The location of the village, in a large area within the Akamas Forest, with its pebbly beaches and the picturesque harbour of Latchi, has encouraged the development of tourism in the village and the advancement of a range of services for the benefit of tourism.
The new generation is nowadays engaged in services in hotels and tourist villas, as well as organized boat excursions to tour the Akamas area. Neo Chorio has around 500 inhabitants (2022) and is flooded by thousands of Cypriot and foreign tourists.
Among the attractions of the village are the Baths of Aphrodite, the Two Rivers (Dkyo Potamoi), the chapel of Agios Minas with 16th century frescoes, Fontana Amorosa, the Tower of Rigaina, Smigies, Cape Akamas and many others. There are many abandoned churches in the Akamas forest.
The Baths of Aphrodite took their name from a small cave where water falls from stalactites into a small pond around the spring, and according to tradition, it was the place where the goddess of love, Aphrodite, used to bathe. Fontana Amorosa is an area with calm waters, a shelter where ships could be protected amid stormy weather. According to tradition, it was in these idyllic surroundings that the goddess of beauty, Aphrodite, took her baths.
Neo Chorio, according to tradition, it was the place where the goddess of love, Aphrodite, used to bathe.