Aphrodite’s Rock, or Petra tou Romiou as it’s also known, is a sea stack located between Paphos and Limassol. It is so named Aphrodite’s Rock as it is said to be the birthplace of the ancient Greek goddess, who emerged from the foamy waters there. Apart from the fact that it’s such a stunning area of beauty, hundreds of people flock to the sacred rock due to its status in mythology.
The impressive rock formations and azure waters make for the perfect photo opportunities, so it is well worth the effort to go and see the marvel for yourself. The sea in the area is normally quite rough and it’s not permitted to climb on the rock, so swimming in the area isn’t a good idea. However, there is a restaurant, a beach and a tourist pavilion nearby to allow you to get the best views of the rock and enjoy a nice meal whilst you’re there.