Aphrodite's Rock, Kouklia

3.3
#1 of 9 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. Planning Kouklia trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.
Create an itinerary including Aphrodite's Rock
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

Aphrodite's Rock Reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
3,463 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • We had the benefit of visiting on a windy day in February. What a spectacular sea! Waves and spray everywhere. Unfortunately, the tide came in after we walked one way, before we came back, which...  more »
  • So beautiful and authentic place... surrounded by different shapes of rocks, the sea clear blue... what you need more!!!  more »

Plan your trip to Kouklia

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Kouklia

See all ›
3.5
Duration: 2 hours
3.9
Duration: 4 hours
4.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes

Side trips from Kouklia

4.7
Duration: 2 hours
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
4.5
Duration: 30 minutes

Hidden gems in Kouklia

5.0
Duration: 30 minutes
4.0
Duration: 2 hours
3.8
Duration: 2 hours
1.0
Duration: 30 minutes

Nearby attractions in Kouklia

4.9
Duration: 4 hours
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
5.0
Duration: 4 hours
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min