Paphos, the Birthplace of Aphrodite
Last Update: 28 Feb 2021
The City of Paphos and its Name
Paphos is a small, coastal and very romantic city in southwestern Cyprus, named after the daughter of Aphrodite
and the legendary Greek sculptor Pygmalion. It was the capital of Cyprus in Greco-Roman times.
Location and Attractions
Paphos lies at the crossroads of three continents: Europe, Asia and Africa.
25 km east of the island is the mythical birthplace of Aphrodite: the "Rock of Aphrodite", also known as "Petra Tou Romiou", named after the legendary Byzantine border guard Dighenis Akritas, is a place of spectacular beauty and one of the most beautiful beaches in Cyprus!
Near the Rocks of Aphrodite lie the ruins of the famous Temple of Aphrodite dating back to the 12th century BC.
Paphos, an UNESCO World Heritage Site
The city of Paphos is included in the official UNESCO list of cultural and natural treasures of the World Heritage and every year many tourists from all over the world gather in Paphos to admire its extraordinary beauty, cultural richness and exotic romantic environment.