Aphrodite’s Rock, Cyprus

Aphrodite’s rock, also called Petra tou Romiou, is one of the popular things to visit here on Cyprus when you had enough of all the archaeological sites that Cyprus is also famous for. Aphrodite’s rock is situated on the coastline between Limassol (Lemesos) and Paphos and is supposedly the birth place of Aphrodite. There are several variations of myths and rumors about swimming around Aphrodite’s Rock, with the most common one saying that you will get ‘eternal beauty’ if you swim around the rock 3 times.

Petra tou Romiou translates to “the Rock of the Greek” and is related to another legend of the same place, where Digenis Akritas threw the rock on a Saracen ship.

Aphrodites Rock

Rock of the greek

Plastic ribbons on a bush near Aphrodite's rock
Plastic ribbons on a bush near Aphrodite’s rock

Petra tou Romiou

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