Petra tou Romiou
Kouklia, Paphos, Cyprus, Kouklia, Cyprus
Cipriot Tips Part 7 - Not To Miss Ports and Beaches of CyprusOne of the advantages of being on an island is the fact that you're literally surrounded by water. When you're surrounded by water, and you have a mild to warm average temperature, the seaside is the place to go. In the cooler months only the daring might actually take the plunge, but in the summer they're packed with people looking too cool off on a hot day.
If you're looking for the kind of place where you can spend a few days enjoying the seaside, Pafos is the place for you. Not only are there many beaches in the area, but there are also plenty of other things to see and do. Along the water there are many cafés and restaurants to keep you fed, or to just sit back and watch the day go by. If you're interested in seeing some great archaeological sites, you can visit the Pafos Archaeological Park, The Tomb of the Kings, and wander into the Medieval Castle, all right next to the water.
If you're interested in historical beaches, one of the worlds most famous is found on Cyprus. Legend has it that Petra tou Romiou is the beach where Aphrodite came ashore, and it is said that if you swim around the rock 3 times, you will have eternal youth. This beach isn't the prettiest beach in the world, but it is always crowded with tourists because of it's notoriety. Parking is available across the road and there is a tunnel that will take you right to the beach. If you are going to attempt the swim for eternal youth, make sure you're a strong swimmer as the tide can be strong.