Petra tou Romiou or Rock Of Aphrodite; as known in English, is the legendary site where the ancient Greek goddess of beauty and love Aphrodite first rose from the sea.
Petra tou Romiou is located on the southwest coast of Cyprus, in the old Paphos - Limassol highway.
Petra tou Romiou is a huge rock from the depths of the ocean's bed. Visitors can walk upon the rock and they can find corals and pieces of shells. The rock is accompanied by other smaller rocks, in the sea and on the close by the shore.
This rock, Petra tou Romiou ridden with legend, memories and tradition.
According to another tradition, the name of the rock, relates to the legend of Cyprus Digenis Akritas. Tradition reports that this huge rock was hurtled by Digenis Akritas against the Saracen raiders from Troodos mountains.
However, close to this area tourist can find a souvenir shops, restaurants and cafes.