Aphrodite's Rock, Kouklia

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#1 of 6 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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  • We visited when the tide was out as we were driving past. Interesting to see based on the mythology of it but in essence, it's a large rock on the coast  more »
  • Pleasant distraction in the winter. An hour or so will cover any visit. Nice beach in summer but pebbly. Enjoyed it though and some great photo opportunities. It is like a trip out to Durdle Door. One...  more »
  • is what matters here as there is nothing special about the rocks or the beach. Pleasant enough for a picnic but outrageous prices at the shop before the beach,  more »
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