Petra tou Romiou near Paphos
by Krini Papacharalambous
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!