Aphrodite's Rock, Kouklia

#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 beach is pebbly, parking across the street, there is a locker room, a shower for money (not used), a cafe and a very expensive shop. To get to this attraction you need to walk through the underpass (very narrow, gloomy, damp and romantic). The water is clean, bathed with pleasure.
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  • The place is beautiful and blends well with the history of Aphrodite's birth. It's a small rock beach with the big stones related to the godess. The place is nice for a swim. The minus i give that it ...  more »
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