Aphrodite's Rock, Kouklia

3.3
#1 of 8 in Nature in Paphos District
Legend says that Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty, rose from the waves at Aphrodite's Rock on the shore of the Mediterranean Sea. Other legends state that if you swim three times around the rock, you'll be rewarded with eternal youth, beauty, luck, or fertility for life. Either way, if you go for it, apply plenty of sunblock beforehand. Nestled between Paphos and Limassol, far from the city, this pebble-and-stone beach presents one of the top photography spots on the island. The water is significantly colder than at most tourist spots, providing a refreshing break during the hottest months. Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Kouklia trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.
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  • The most perfect beach and the best sea to swim in. I don't know if it was the day and the time (it was late in the afternoon) but it was one of the best experiences I had in Cyprus.  more »
  • Worth the short trip,took the public bus ,which stops at every stop on way up there-persevere and worth the trip-.Bus timetable means you could be two hours up there and nothing much else to do...  more »
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