If you approach this beautiful rock formation from the Paphos direction (avoid the quiet, but boring motorway),  the road goes inland past Paphos airport, and then passes under the motorway and emerges on the other side onto a spectacular route that runs along the glorious Mediterranean coastline.

Aphrodites Rock is well signposted and if necessary you can park at the side of the road, but if you are able to find a space, you can park at the little cafe and walk down the steps to the left of the cafe itself. This way, you walk through a tunnel barely shoulder width under the road and as you emerge onto the beach you appreciate the full beauty of the rock formation against the wonderful blue of the sea. 

The beach itself is pebble and the water surprisingly cold despite the heat of the sun, but is well worth a swim to cool off. There is a legend that if you swim around the rock three times you will have eternal youth but if you are not a particularly strong swimmer give this a miss - if you do decide to try,  make sure you choose the right rock!

Apart from the aforementioned cafe at the car park there are no restaurants or other facilities here so if you intend staying any length of time make sure you take a picnic and just relax and enjoy!

Before you leave, drive just a little further along the road and enjoy the view near the ice-cream van concession.

You can also get there by the No.631 bus from Paphos Harbour for just 1 euro single trip or 3 euros for a day pass.

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