Petra Tou Romiou, or Aphrodite's Rock, is one of the most famous beaches in all of Cyprus, tucked between Paphos and Limassol. The beach is home to crystal clear azure waters and is romantic and enticing.
Legend goes that Petra Tou Romiou is the birthplace of the Goddess Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love, who is said to have emerged here from the sea and rode on shells to this beach.
The name "Petra Tou Romiou" is translated as "Rock of the Roman" which comes from the story in which a Byzantine frontier guard threw a rock at an Arab ship in the hopes of destroying it during a raid by the Sarakinians who were trying to take over Cyprus. The rock landed on this beach and that is how it took its name.