Paphos’ mythical history plays a vital role towards the tourism industry in Cyprus. The many ancient landmarks and attractions draw in visitors and holiday makers from Europe and all around the world, whether you’re looking for a beach vacation or an explorer’s adventure, Paphos has the best of both.
Legend has it that Aphrodite’s Rock is the birthplace of the Greek goddess Aphrodite (Goddess of love and beauty). As one of the island's most famous attractions this iconic monument has its own local myths which many residents believe to be true. One of the popular beliefs is that if you swim around Aphrodite’s Rock three times you will meet your true love. Others claim that swimming round the rock will bring good luck.