Petra tou Romiou ("Rock of the "Roman") (that is East Roman or Byzantine as Byzantines referred to themselves as either Greeks or Romans until the 1820s), also known as Aphrodite's Rock, is a sea stack in Paphos, Cyprus. It is located off the shore along the main road from Paphos to Limassol. The combination of the beauty of the area and its status in mythology as the birthplace of Aphrodite makes it a popular tourist location.
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Jeff P | Mar 4, 2018
Historically, there’s not really much to see. It’s almost like an ancient tourist trap. But, it’s free to get to. And, the scene itself is beautiful. I appreciated it more just for its natural beauty rather than its historical nature. And, I really liked the narrow tunnel that goes underneath the freeway. For some reason I thought that was cool.
Franziska Huth | Apr 11, 2018
This is a nice but crowded tourist attraction. The main attraction is the rock itself, in the water. You can climb the rock. There is a beach, a kiosk, a parking lot, and a bus stop. The sea has currents at this location, so it is not entirely safe to swim. There is no lifeguard.
Sharon Owen | Mar 22, 2018
Nice scenery and a bit out if the way. Sea lovely and clear. Not too busy when we went. Not much a sand beach though - more shale and pebbles. Plenty of area to walk round. Car parking near by which is free.
Jeremy Lewis-Phillips | Mar 7, 2018
Taking the scenic coastal route along the way you make your way by foot into a tunnel under the main road to get to the beach. A beautiful area with the rock of Aphrodite in the distance. Was a pleasant 15 minute stop along the way to see other historical sites in the area
Kiril Aksharov | Mar 18, 2018
Cool place withe a great view to see . Only if the crowd wasn't that big would be better. Otherwise it's nice and romantic, especially by sunset, there is a special vibe. Take some selfies and don't regret it 😃
Cecylia Witkowski | Jun 10, 2018
It's a beautiful area and the underpass leading to the beach itself is quite mystical. However, the signs for the underpass are poorly labeled and many individuals tried to cross the busy street and clamber down the hill to get to the beach. It is possible to climb the larger rock but would warrant extreme caution. The beach is very pebbly and isn't optimal for sunbathing or for running around barefoot. Furthermore, having more information about the rock/attraction itself could be beneficial but other than minor details, the scenery is beautiful and well worth a quick visit.
Vicky Culliton | May 18, 2018
The rock itself is not much to see, but the panoramic views are stunning. Well worth a visit if you're in the area. It was less of a tourist trap than we feared it might be, just one shop/cafe and a few dozen visitors on a hot day in mid May. There are showers and changing rooms at the kiosk in the car park, so great if you've got time for a little swim in the calm, crystal clear waters. The kiosk only accepts cash.
Lee | May 28, 2018
Stunning views. Interesting history. Access to the Beach is via a small tunnel to the left of the Gift Shop. The beach is mostly rocks, so take swim shoes. Toilets and Changing Facilities are available at the Gift Shop. Parking is free and ample spaces.
Stuart Howard | May 22, 2018
Lovely place for a swim. Not alway the best place to go during the busy season as its a tourist hot spot. Cyprus has an endless supply of fantastic beaches, don't waste your time fighting for a space to park your bum or car when you don't need to.
Weazie Brown | Jul 10, 2018
Magical place. Went during a holiday to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary so it felt very special. Beach wasn't too overcrowded but very popular. Free car park with under road walkway to the beach. Went late afternoon and lots of buses coming and going. Also went early evening where it was not so busy. Shop in car park a bit overpriced. Toilet and showers available.
Ivor Davies | Jun 22, 2018
Beautiful scenic beach. We caught the 631 bus from Paphos harbour ( only €1.50 for a single journey) Safe access to the beach is down some steps and through an underpass. The pebble beach drops steeply into the sea and swimming can be challenging with big waves on even a calm day. The bus doesn't run through the middle of the day and there is no shade or sunbeds/parasols on the beach so you will need some sun protection or you can take shelter in the cafe.
Rodrigo Antonio | Jul 4, 2018
This place was really magical and romantic. Great place to take pictures and even go for a swim. The rocks are quite unique and some are great to skim on the water if you want to be a kid lol. Definitely a great place for a picnic or to walk around for a couple hours with the family! We are glad we didn't take a buggy as its not wheelchair friendly.
Johnson Gabriel | Jul 3, 2018
The mystique, the significance, the history, the hearts in the sand.. Magical for those who are or still believe in love and make the most of the beautiful scenery and views 💗 Make sure you take the safe underpass route to the beach! It's down the stairs on the left hand side of the little shop.
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