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Baths of Aphrodite is located 48 kilometers north of Paphos. There is a legend that Aphrodite, after she appeared on the island, preferred to swim in a quiet and secluded place. Here, in the thickets of ferns and the shade of a fig tree near a natural grotto, she met with her beloved Adonis.
Artemis, learning about the unworthy behavior of the goddess of love, sent a ferocious boar that tore Adonis to pieces. From the tears of Aphrodite, anemones bloomed, from the blood of a handsome young prince, Cypriot roses. The goddess was so worried that the grass wilted, the streams dried up. Then Zeus decided that for four months in the year Adonis would be in the kingdom of the dead, and for eight months he would return to earth.
Thus, Adonis became the emblem of the rebirth and decay of nature. According to legend, the water in the bathhouse rejuvenates a person who has plunged into the water for 10 years. The lake itself is about one and a half meters deep and five meters in diameter, and the water is quite cold.
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