Aphrodite's Rock
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  • JoelRRose
    Israel53 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aphrodite’s Rock, a beautiful and romantic stretch of the Mediterranean coast
    Without mentioning anything about any legends, this is a beautiful and romantic stretch of the Mediterranean coast. We came to watch the sunset and were not disappointed. There is a free parking lot just across the street (there’s a shop too). From there, one can walk through a pedestrian tunnel/underpass to safely cross to the rocky beach and enjoy the water and the views. Some people climbed up on the large rock to have a higher viewpoint of Aphrodite’s Rock and the surrounding area, but there is no official climbing path and it looked a bit dangerous to climb. There were a few other people when we were there, but not many, so it was quiet and romantic for us. We waited until it was almost completely dark before walking back to our car.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 4, 2023
  • 138Paul138
    Canterbury, United Kingdom981 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    In the presence of Greek mythology
    Located just off the B6 a few miles out of Pathos, look for the brown tourist signs for Aphrodite’s Rock. There is a free car park with shop. A subway takes you under the road to the beach. There before you is the legendary‘rock’. It is a pretty area, stoney beach but has a charm about it. Legend has it that the male swims 3 times around the rock whilst the lady awaits his return. The part about doing this naked is up to you! It is not possible to access the beach with a wheelchair. Overall it’s worth a visit and see part of Greek mythology.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 7, 2023
  • Oliver
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands7 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Empty and beautiful beach
    Very nice water that is clear enough so you can snorkle pretty well. The beach is with small rocks so a bit uncomfortable to lie but its not as packed as other beaches near paphos. If you like empty beaches with great water this is for you!
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 23, 2023
  • Jessica W
    12 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    If you have a car or get the bus, it's nice
    We parked at the kiosk over the road where you can use the loo, have a shower,some food and walk under the underpass to get to the beach. There are no sunbeds or shade ,so we swam and only stayed for an hour, but it was lovely. We found it very clean. Not sure about the legend,but the rocks look nice 🙂
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 8, 2023
  • Peteski2016
    Larnaca, Cyprus4,955 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must see in Cyprus - where Aphrodite was born of the foam.
    Nice view of the "rock". Most people think it is the one on the left of the big one but it is actually the the one close to the big rock but surrounded by water. If you swim around it you will be blessed with good fortune and fertility. Beautiful at sundown. Pour yourself a glass of champagne with loved ones and enjoy.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written September 9, 2023
  • Anish S
    Chicago, Illinois782 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good beach but okay tourist site.
    This is a beautiful beach but the rock itself is underwhelming. I would go to hang out at the beach, but I wouldn't go to see the rock. The beach is pebbley so could be easy for a walk as well if you have shoes on. If you are on your way from Limassol to Paphos, it's on your way and an easy stop by. If you are flying out of Paphos airport, it's only a 10 min drive from the airport. Otherwise I wouldn't make a special stop at this place.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 26, 2023
  • rayej
    Clifton, New Jersey432 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Breathtaking Views
    Breathtaking views. This is a small beach but the views and water are beautiful. We came in November and dd not bring swim gear because we thought the wter would be too cold. Do yourself a favor and come prepared not matter what time of year it is. Some people were swimming here. There is also a wall where you post wishes or write on rocks to mark your visit. We did not have paper or markers. There is an app that you can download to get images of Aphrodite in the pictures that you take, Aphrodite's Birthplace. So glad we came here.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written December 3, 2023
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David D
Devon, UK20,581 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
Friday 7th October and we visited this popular tourist attraction, visitors come here for both the beach and the landmark.

Our hotel, Aphrodite Hills Hotel was roughly seven kilometres away, so here was accessible by car, bus or walking, about ninety minute walk.

Petra tou Romiou (Aphrodite's Rock) is located on the coast along the road from Paphos to Limassol, it is well signposted.

The Rock, or sea stack is a geological landform consisting of a steep vertical column of rock in the sea which has formed by wave erosion. Petra tou Romiou is the largest of rocks along coast.

In mythology Aphrodite is is held in the highest esteem and this spot is regarded as her birthplace. Aphrodite was the Olympian goddess of love, beauty, pleasure and procreation and depicted as a beautiful woman.

It is not permitted to climb the rock, however some visitors think that the rules don't apply to them which spoils the view of the Rock for other visitors.

Although the sea can be rather choppy here and around the Rock, there is a legend that any visitor who swims around the Rock three times will be blessed with eternal youth, beauty, good fortune, fertility and true love.

There are some information noticeboards dotted around. One of them has QR code to be scanned, this downloads a holographic image of Aphrodite emerging from the sea.

The safest way to access the beach is down the steps, alongside the shop and restaurant, through a stone tunnel leading to the beach. There is free parking here.
Written January 7, 2023
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Dave Puls
Nottingham, UK1,052 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • 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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rupz112
Barnet, UK28 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Family
Visited for a couple of hours during the October half term break with my family (2 adults, a 10 year old and 6 year old).

If you are staying near by, worth a visit however I wouldn’t describe this as a must see attraction. Local buses do service the area, but we paid 15 euro each way from out hotel (sensatori Aphrodite hills).

The beach is full of pebbles and suitable footwear is a must.

The sea was pleasant and nice to swim in.

Several rocks around the place which my kids enjoyed climbing. Beauty views at the top, but wasn’t safe for my young children to climb to the top.

The app that is recommended to download to make it more of an interactive experience is terrible - don’t bother.

There is a shop / coffee spot in case you wanted snacks / drinks. Expect to pay tourist prices.
Written October 29, 2022
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Justyna S
Zabrze, Poland99 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
Beautiful beach and place 😍. I have visited this place before during summer time few years ago, but it was very nice to come back this year in February when it was not so crowded. If you like the nature and nice rock formations, this place is for you
Written February 20, 2023
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CyprusSun
Newton Abbot, UK21 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
This place has really gone down hill after we have been visiting during our holiday to Cyprus over many years. The shop etc. looks run down and unloved. Needs to have locks put on the toilet doors. I will not return.
Written September 15, 2022
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Jim H
Amble, UK111 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
My wife and I travelled here by public bus from Paphos bus station, taking less than an hour and a good way to see the countryside. The bus stops at the car park which has a shop and toilets. A time table of all buses can be obtained from the bus station information kiosk. The views from the car park are spectacular.
We made our way down to the beach via the stairs adjacent to the shop. The beach is very stoney. We settled under the large rock formation and went to snorkel around the rock. There are very few fish to be seen which was disappointing. This side of the beach is a lot calmer and the water clearer than the other side of the beach. We were surprised at the number of people enjoying the beach.
We have seen it and done it so no need to return.
Written September 26, 2022
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Fred G
Milton, Canada605 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
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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Evripidou M
155 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
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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lucasax8826
Poole, UK22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • 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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rayej
Clifton, NJ432 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
Breathtaking views. This is a small beach but the views and water are beautiful. We came in November and dd not bring swim gear because we thought the wter would be too cold. Do yourself a favor and come prepared not matter what time of year it is. Some people were swimming here. There is also a wall where you post wishes or write on rocks to mark your visit. We did not have paper or markers. There is an app that you can download to get images of Aphrodite in the pictures that you take, Aphrodite's Birthplace. So glad we came here.
Written December 3, 2023
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