Petra tou Romiou (Rock of Digenes) beach, also known as Aphrodite’s Rock beach, is inseparable from the islands’ folk tales. According to tradition, the goddess Aphrodite rose from the waves at the Petra tou Romiou. Another legend refers to the Byzantine hero, Digenes Akritas, who hurled a huge rock to keep off the invading Saracens. The area was named after that rock.
On the left side of the rock, the beach is rocky. On the other side, the beach is mostly sandy. Petra tou Romiou beach offers one of the most beautiful landscapes in Cyprus that is worth visiting at least once in your life. The wild rock formation along with the crystal-clear colour of the sea make it a true nature’s wonder!
According to mythology, just like Aphrodite, the goddess of Beauty and Love, came up from the foam and waves of this beach, so will those who bathe in these crystal-clear waters be blessed with unique gifts like eternal youth, beauty and love.