Aphrodite's Rock, Kouklia

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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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  • August 15, 2017
    With the new by-pass there is much less passing trade so, if you can time your visit for later in the day, we thoroughly recommend stopping-by and taking the walk down to the beach; it is very beautif...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    My wife and I stopped here on the way to Pathos and the views were amazing. Coming from Ayia Napa end, we stopped at a lay by up the hill and looked down on the rock. There are a few places to stop on...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    We visited this on the way back from a trip around the Troodos mountains. Call me cynical but I just don't get the reference to Aphrodite. It is a nice spot and it is very popular with locals and tour...  more »

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