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Rock of Aphrodite (Petra tou Romiou) Tours

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Rock of Aphrodite (Petra tou Romiou)
A looming stack of rocks standing proud off the southwest coast of Cyprus, the UNESCO-listed Rock of Aphrodite, or Petra Tou Romiou (Rock of the Greek), is one of the island’s most famous landmarks and the birthplace of Aphrodite, the goddess of love, according to Greek mythology.

The Basics
The Rock of Aphrodite is part of Cyprus’ Aphrodite Cultural Route, and visitors can follow the walking trail from neighboring Kouklia Beach or take a boat trip along the coast. Most travelers visit on a day trip from nearby Paphos, Limassol, or Ayia Napa, often in combination with seeing the ancient ruins of Kourion or sights of Paphos, such as the Tomb of the Kings and the Villa of Dionysos.

One of the most popular pastimes in this area is swimming around the rock, although no one is permitted to climb on the rock itself. The act of circling the rock is alleged to bestow beauty and fertility on those swimmers who complete the loop. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • There is no entrance fee for visiting the Rock of Aphrodite.
  • The waters around the Rock of Aphrodite can be quite rough, and only strong swimmers should try the loop around the rock.
  • A restaurant and parking lot are situated above the beach, with a view of the rock. 
  • The Rock of Aphrodite viewpoint is wheelchair accessible, but the beach can only be reached via stairs.

How to Get There
The Rock of Aphrodite is located on Cyprus’ southwest coast, along the A6 highway, about 25 minutes’ drive from Paphos. Buses run directly to the rock from Paphos’ harbor and take about 30 minutes.

When to Get There
It’s possible to visit the Rock of Aphrodite anytime, but day-trippers arrive in droves throughout July and August, so get there early if you hope to take a crowd-free photo. The rock is most impressive at sunset.

The Legend of Aphrodite’s Rock
Guarding the coastline since ancient times, Aphrodite’s Rock is more than just a geological wonder. The sacred rock takes its name from the Greek goddess of love and beauty, who is said to have to have risen from the ocean at this spot. Legend has it that, in certain weather conditions, the waves rising and breaking against the rock create a cloud of sea foam that appears in the shape of a human.
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100% Cyprus - Tour where local color and tastes mix with history (From Paphos)

100% Cyprus - Tour where local color and tastes mix with history (From Paphos)

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Among the popular tours in Cyprus - it is distinguished by a harmonious combination of national color and mountain nature.This is a tour where the local taste mixes with the centuries-old history of the island.You will visit the oldest and most picturesque villages of the island,where kings and poets loved to relax, taste real local wine and traditional halloumi cheese.
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  • 8 hours
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Day Trip: Limassol and Kourion from Paphos

Day Trip: Limassol and Kourion from Paphos

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Get out of Paphos for the day and visit Limassol, the second largest city on the island. After getting picked up at your hotel, stop by the rustic village of Anogyra and then explore Limassol. Stroll around the the old town with your guide learning about the history and culture of the place and then take some free time to see it on your own.
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2 Hrs UTV 4x4 & Buggy Safari at Aphrodite's Rock in Paphos

2 Hrs UTV 4x4 & Buggy Safari at Aphrodite's Rock in Paphos

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On the southern Coast of Cyprus, just off the shore, sits Aphrodite's Rock, the alleged birthplace of the goddess of love. With this experience, you'll get to explore the area by a quad or buggy you drive yourself, with plenty of time left over to hang out on the beach or go for a swim.
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  • 2 hours
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Coastal Tour Aphrodite Hills - Pissouri - Episkopi

Coastal Tour Aphrodite Hills - Pissouri - Episkopi

Enjoy the beautiful area of Pissouri on an e-bike. Our e-bikes are pedelecs that are ridden like any normal bicycle, just the electrical motor is assisting you when pedalling - effortless you go up even the steep hills of the coast and enjoy. Feel the refreshing airstream while driving - even on hot days the wind is caressing your skin and feels good. Hear the soothing sound of the surrounding nature - listen to the sound of the waves and the songs of the birds near the road. See the relaxing sight of the coastal landscape and the sea - to digest the breath taking sea view the slow speed of the e-bike is a big advantage. Smell the pleasant aroma of the vegetation - orange, lemon or mandarin trees are many times growing near the roads, so let the aromatic odour help you to rest and relax. Visit the beautiful places of the area and enjoy with all your senses guided by a local resident!
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Jeep Safari Troodos - Kykkos monastery Waterfall and Venetian bridge from PAPHOS

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Travel by jeep to the Troodos mountains, with the opportunity to see the beauty of the wild nature of Cyprus and visit the main shrine of the island-the monastery of Kykkos. On the way to Troodos, we will visit the second largest dam in Cyprus - Asprokremos, and also, one of the four bridges of the Venetian era - Chelefos. We will taste the wines, and visit beautiful waterfall Chantara and on the way back, we will make a stop for bathing at the "stone of Aphrodite" where, according to legend, the goddess of love and beauty was born and went ashore.
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All in Paphos big photo tour!

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You spend a lot of time on planning your perfect vacation or trip and when you are finally there you are facing with some problems. Where are the most beautiful places? Where can I shoot the best pictures? Why shell I adapt to others on trips? I am a pure Cyprus-lover adventurous explorer and photographer in Cyprus. I am ready to invite You on an unforgettable adventure with me, as your travel-buddy-guide-driver-photographer:) With me you will enjoy all the moments of your trip. Private, flexible, comfortable service without rush and replacing the adventure with souvenir shopping. You will experience with me the real Cyprus, a magical, unforgattable island with 1000 faces. Are you ready for your next adventure?
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Limassol Tour from Paphos

Limassol Tour from Paphos

Depart from Paphos towards Limassol. Stop at the famous Rock of Aphrodite, the birthplace of the Goddess of Love and Beauty. Visit of the ancient site of Kourion with the Roman Amphitheatre and the Mosaics. Outside Limassol stop at the Kolossi Castle. Wine tasting at the Sodap winery and visit of the natural sea sponge exhibition centre before we reach the vibrant coastal town of Limassol. Approximately 2 hours free time at the city centre of Limassol for lunch, sightseeing or shopping. Return to Paphos and drop off at the starting points.
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  • 4 hours
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Best of Cyprus from Paphos

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Get a comprehensive tour of Cyprus on this full-day excursion from Paphos. With a guide providing engaging commentary and taking care of all navigation and transportation, you can focus on the scenery and learning about Cyprus. Highlights include a local winery for tastes of wine and produce, the Kourion ancient theater, and the Omodos village.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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Best of Cyprus from Aphrodite Hills Resort and Pissouri Bay

Best of Cyprus from Aphrodite Hills Resort and Pissouri Bay

Rural Cyprus is at your fingertips on this whistle stop tour. The morning kicks off with first stop at Petra tou Romiou for photographs (available only for guests from Pissouri Hotels). Aphrodite’s mythical birthplace ‘Petra tou Romiou’ is an interesting geological formation of huge rocks along one of the most beautiful coastlines on the island. Then you will continue with a visit of Kourion–one of the most impressive archaeological sites on the island. It’s classic Greco-Roman, with a half-moon of seats facing out to sea. Kolossi Castle is the next stop. This Crusader-era castle is surrounded by flowering plants and a pretty courtyard. Hop back on the airconditioned bus and head to Fini village where lunch will be served at a local tavern. Next stop, the mountain-ringed village of Omodos where you will have a guided walk through the village. Lastly, you will have the opportunity to taste traditional Cyprus wine in a local winery before heading back to the resorts.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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