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Aphrodite's Rock, Kouklia
(3.3/5 based on 2,800+ reviews on the web)
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. Arrange your visit to Aphrodite's Rock and discover more family-friendly attractions in Kouklia using our Kouklia tourist route planner.
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  • A friend and I swam the three laps around the rocks late one afternoon, the water is stunningly clear, and the pebbled ocean floor is equally beautiful. The swim is relatively easy through it is quiet...  more »
  • We visited this famous beauty spot on a bright sunny November day when there were very few people around, so we almost had the beach to ourselves, but I have seen it very crowded in the warmer months....  more »
  • Aphrodite’s Rock On our way back from Paphos to Limassol we still had some sunlight and decided to visit. The place is very pretty with a lovely beach but what made the visit special were the 2 weddin...  more »