Aphrodite's Rock, Kouklia

#1 of 8 in Nature in Paphos District
Legend says that Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty, rose from the waves at Aphrodite's Rock on the shore of the Mediterranean Sea. Other legends state that if you swim three times around the rock, you'll be rewarded with eternal youth, beauty, luck, or fertility for life. Either way, if you go for it, apply plenty of sunblock beforehand. Nestled between Paphos and Limassol, far from the city, this pebble-and-stone beach presents one of the top photography spots on the island. The water is significantly colder than at most tourist spots, providing a refreshing break during the hottest months. Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Kouklia trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.
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  • You get here and you stay speechless to say the least. Choose a day without wind and cloudless to appreciate all the colors. Wonderful to say the least.
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  • Second visit to the rock, different by a lot more people turning up throughout the morning but still a good place to visit. If you are athletic you can climb the rock next to Aphrodities to get a bett...  more »
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