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Birthplace of Aphrodite (Petra Tou Romiou - Aphrodite's Rock) description and photos - Cyprus: Kouklia. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The title in English is Petra Tou Romiou - Aphrodite's Rock.
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Petra Tu Romiou, which translates as "Stone of the Greek", is one of the most romantic and beautiful places in the vicinity of Paphos. It is believed that this name is associated with one of the Byzantine heroes - Digenis Akritas. It is said that at this place he managed to stop the Saracen Arabs, who raided the island from the 7th to the 10th century. The legendary hero threw a huge stone right at the enemies who swam to the shore in his boats, which is why this area became known as Petra Tu Romiu - this stone still rises above sea water.
However, there is still one more romantic legend associated with this coast, which has another name - the Birthplace of Aphrodite or Aphrodite's Rock. According to legend, it was there that the beautiful Greek goddess, born from the foam of the sea, came out to earth. It is not without reason that one of her names is Cyprus.
Today this coast is very popular among couples and newlyweds who come there literally from all over the world. In addition, it is believed that lonely, but people looking for love, can find a soul mate there. Romantics believe that if you find a heart-shaped stone on this beach, you will soon meet your true love. And if you swim around the Rock of Aphrodite three times in a row counterclockwise, then your wish will come true. The most important thing is not to confuse the coveted stone with other rocks, which are quite numerous in that place. "The very" Rock of Aphrodite is a relatively small semicircular dark stone that rises above the water just a few meters from the shore.
And here, to stay young and beautiful, one has only to swim naked near the rock on a moonlit night. However, you must be extremely careful in this, as the water in Petru Tu Romiu is quite cold, and the waves are high and strong.
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