Aphrodite's Rock

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Kernan A
Galway, Ireland32 contributions
Couples
This is one of the most essential visits you can make when in Cyprus.
This is the place, according to legend, where Aphrodite landed (after her rather strange birth - see Hesiod's Theogony for details).
The rocks and the landscape are breathtaking and can make you almost believe the goddess herself is real.
The sea can be a little choppy, but should be fine for most swimmers, and is popular with families as well as couples.
There is a special atmosphere here, due to the mythology, the landscape, and the atmosphere as the sun goes down, which is the best time to experience the magic this location still exudes.
Written October 27, 2021
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rdella
Princes Risborough, UK1,657 contributions
Couples
This was one of my favourite places in Cyprus. We had the benefit of having the whole beach to selves as we visited during the pandemic. The beach is covered in pebbles of all shapes and colours and the rock formations which are Aphrodite‘s rock itself are quite amazing. The colour of the sea is stunning and the whole area is breathtaking. To access the beach there is a car park with a shop and toilets which are nothing to speak of you then go under A subway which is incredibly narrow and almost offputting. Apparently it can get very busy at weekends as it’s part of the bus tours that come from Larnaca and Limassol.
Written July 27, 2021
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Beatriz M
Düsseldorf, Germany5,154 contributions
Solo
It is definitely worth visiting and it is possible to spend a long time there because I found the beach very enjoyable. It is good that it is a beach with large rocks (but they were not sharp) so you are not covered in sand. I recommend water socks to protect the feet. It is possible to go by bus from Kato Paphos, check the bus schedule on Cyprusbybus. The bus does not run often but it is punctual. I watched the sunset there and took the bus back at 19 30. The shop had already closed, it was totally dark as there is nothing nearby. But the bus came punctually so this is good otherwise it would have been really creepy.
Written October 6, 2020
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Fred G
Milton, Canada574 contributions
We were a group of travellers from Canada, and visited this beautiful beach after our morning trip to Kourian. It is a very calm and relaxing area.
We all enjoyed paddling in the waters from where Aphrodite sprung from the sea foam: clear water, smooth rocks and legends and superstitions abound. It is said that if you swim three times around Aphrodite’s rock, on a full moon at midnight you will stay young and beautiful forever! Some of us are planning a return trip! Especially the old guys.
Written July 4, 2022
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Dave Puls
Nottingham, UK901 contributions
Family
A must visit site on Cyprus! Easily accessible from the motorway, with a large car park. There is a curious stairway to a tunnel under the road which comes straight to the beach. The beach is mostly large smooth stones, so best to wear strong shoes. Plenty of photo opportunities and make sure to walk along the beach for the many views. It can get quite busy, even in winter, as it is most beautiful just before sunset.
Written February 19, 2020
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Evripidou M
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Aphrodite';s rock is a huge Jurassic coral limestone on the beach of Paphos. According to the myth this is where goddess Aphrodite was born, rising out of the foam of the sea (aphros-foam). It is a very nice and romantic place but can get crowded during tourist season
Written August 5, 2021
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Wanderer
North Wales, UK48 contributions
Couples
The view is very pretty and the myth that relates to the rock is interesting. The swim was lovely but as it's pebbly it was difficult to get in and out of the sea. I'd suggest wearing swim shoes. It was an extremely hot day when we visited and there is not much shade so good for a shorter stop and not a full day
Written July 26, 2022
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jordyReview
113 contributions
We visited Aphrodites Rock in the beginning of september. We really recommend visit this place if possible. It’s not so far away from Paphos but it’s a beautiful place. There is a big car park. This place is both magical (because of the legend) and breathtaking.
If you have sensitive feet don’t forget to bring watershoes because it’s a rock beach. Do not forget to bring a snorkel or diving glasses. There are a lot of fish around the shore of the rock.
The legend where you need to swim around the rock to achieve ethernal yought brings this place one of my favorite places of Cyprus. You can bathe in the sun, swim between some fish and hike up the mountain to see the rock from above. This place has everything. A must do if you visit Cyprus.
Written September 23, 2021
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lucasax8826
Poole, UK22 contributions
Solo
More beautiful and remote than I expected as currently the road ends there, so no through traffic.
Nice snorkelling out around 2nd / 3rd rock. Much clearer than close in to main rock.
Great views from viewpoints on the road above in advance of the rock and past it too.
Written October 27, 2020
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Paul S
Chesterfield, UK9 contributions
Worth the short trip,took the public bus ,which stops at every stop on way up there-persevere and worth the trip-.Bus timetable means you could be two hours up there and nothing much else to do except small cafe.I time dit -got off bus brisk walk to beach took photos and got back on bus all in 18mins.
Sea is a lovely colour
Written January 13, 2020
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