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Aphrodite's Rock

Paphos, Cyprus
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Ranked #13 of 36 Attractions in Paphos
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Outdoors
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Type: Geologic Formations, Outdoors

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Wisbech, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Not sure if you can get close to the rock, and I'm sure no one swims round it 3 times in February! But we did get a good view from the car park, so not too bad

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Truro, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Having made a effort to visit the rock/s for friends travelling with us, Nice scenery and short walk from the carpark limited signage to beach area, under the roadway through the narrow tunnel.If you are into Greek Mythology so be it, but we have similar rocks in my local area. The cafe in the carpark not very impressive, polystyrene cups... More 

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Falmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

i went around twice and each time it was breathtaking. the legends surrounding it are interesting as well.

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Stoke on Trent
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

In all fairness, the needles on the Isle of Wight are a bit more exiting that this. If you're into this type of thing then yes, visit. If not I wouldn't go out of your way. There is a small shop/café there, but i'll be honest, I wasn't to impressed when my coffee came in a polystyrene cup.

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Vancouver, Canada
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6 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Indeed a rock. We were there in November, not a swimming season. Maybe it's nice to swim there in summer. In terms of scenery, nothing outstanding. But if you love Greek mythology, it might be nice to stare at the rocks and imagine the goddess being born from the foam. It's free and easily accessible, so it only takes an... More 

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Skipton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Visited twice over our holiday. On the first visit the sea was high, but the view from the road was wonderful. On the second visit the sea was low - and the beach was exposed. The beach can be accessed from steps by the Café in the parking area. You walk through a tunnel under the road and come out... More 

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Filey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Very scruffy surrounded by gypsy caravans not worth going out of your way to visit this attraction at all

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Llantrisant, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

All the talk about what it is there for and what it means. Loads of ribbons and things tied to local bushes to signify one person caring for another, and stones placed in an array of heart shapes by lovers (presumably). Don't analyse it - just do it!

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Orebro, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The stony beach some 2 kilometers beneath the sanctuary of Afrodite in Kouklia, is the place where Aphrodite is believed to have been born and came out to the world from the seawater. Still now people who coming to visit this place are bathing in the sea and placing small round stones on the Afrodites Rock. The name of the... More 

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leeds
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

So the legend says "if you swim round Aphrodite's rock you will be promised a lifetime of fertility" or something equally crazy and absurd.. . I think there are various alternations, like, it must be a full moon, you must do it three times, or you must be naked.. Etc etc.. I dunno I did it in a bikini. (very... More 

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