The name Aphrodite, in fact, means “foam born.” She was the most ancient goddess in the Olympian pantheon therefore making Paphos famous. Dig deep through the layers of history and you’ll learn about her birth, cult and many rituals associated with her highly eroticized worship.
Baths of Aphrodite are situated past the fishing harbour of Latsi towards the tip of the Akamas peninsula north from Paphos. A natural pool grotto surrounded in greenery, where as its name suggests the Goddess of Love used to bathe. Myth also has it that this is where Aphrodite met her lover, the handsome Adonis, when he stopped off for a drink while hunting. The moment he drank the water, Adonis fell in love with the goddess.
According to ancient tradition Aphrodite, Goddess of Love and Beauty, emerged from the gentle jade-colored sea foam and then was escorted ashore on a shell by the soft breezes of the Zephyrs at the rocks known as Petra tou Romiou close to Paphos town. (approx. 15 minutes with your car hire vehicle).