Petra tou Romiou near Paphos

by Krini Papacharalambous
(Nicosia, Cyprus)

The beach from above

The beach from above

I love this beach so much because it isn't crowded at all - although I like crowded beaches - and it has pebbles, not sand.

It has an amazing, colourful sunset and it has several rocks. One of them is supposedly the rock where Aphrodite, the Cypriot Love and Beauty Goddess was born, and there's another legend also, that says that Aphrodite emerged from the sea waves of that beach.

If you travel a few kilometers ahead towards Latchi (beyond Paphos) you can find the Baths of Aphrodite, where again, supposedly Aphrodite was bathing herself. If you pour some of the water on your face you'll become prettier - and believe it or not, some people go there with handfuls of empty bottles to fill with water :)

The waters of the beach at Petra tou Romiou are crystal clear and it's very quiet and peacful there. It has an exotic natural beauty with many wildflowers. It simply is amazing!

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The beach at Aphrodite's Rock
by: Helen(website owner)

Thanks for sharing your wonderful pictures and comments about Petra tou Romiou beach, otherwise known as Aphrodite's Rock.

You're right, the sunsets are simply stunning and the views awesome. If you happen to be there when people are jumping off the rock, it's even more spectacular.

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