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The Rock of Aphrodite is a few kilometres to the west of Pissouri village. The location is especially beautiful at sunset, seen here on 31 December 2001. Its Greek name is Petra tou Romiou or ‘The Rock of the Greek’.
Legend has it that Aphrodite, goddess of love and beauty, rose from the waves in this strikingly beautiful spot. There are several versions of the story of the goddess's birth, but the most famous is that Aphrodite rose naked from the sea on a scallop shell. Blown by the wind, Aphrodite's first stop was on the island of Cythera, but this was such a tiny island that Aphrodite kept moving and eventually got to Cyprus, where she began living in Paphos.

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  • Copyright: maria varipati (maria-v1981) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1192 W: 30 N: 1940] (10966)
  • Genre: Lieux
  • Medium: Couleur
  • Date Taken: 2012-07-21
  • Categories: Nature
  • Versions: version originale
  • Date Submitted: 2012-08-01 0:49
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