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- Kouklia, Paphos, Cyprus
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Rock of Aphrodite-kipriotsky also known as Petra tou Romiou, which means the Rock of the Romans. This rock belongs to the legendary Byzantine hero Basil (as it says in the poem "Digenis Akritas"), who was half Greek and half Arab, which was his middle name Digenes (duocracy). According to legend, Basil threw a huge rock from the Troodos mountains to keep the invading Saracens. The surrounding rock is called a Rock of the Saracens or Saracen rock.
With the rock of Aphrodite is rich in legends, the essence of which boils down to one thing - this stone is the birth place of the beautiful maiden emerging from the sea foam goddess of beauty and love Aphrodite. It is also known as the goddess of fertility, eternal spring and life, was the goddess of marriage and birth. In General, the goddess everything associated with youth, beauty, love and new life.
Near Aphrodite's rock is the eponymous beach of Aphrodite. The pebbly beach of Aphrodite and has the shape of a small Bay. The sea in this area, usually with strong waves, so that local warn tourists to bathe in it, also can not climb the rock of Aphrodite. But all the warnings are useless, you still swim and rock climb. Well and how not to dip a curious tourist, after all, according to legend, the waters of the Bay of Aphrodite have a powerful energy of life and rejuvenation.