Aphrodite's Rock

Published 14th of February, 2021

Valentine's Day is upon us once again, so let's forget about all our troubles and take a romantic trip to Petra to Romiou, or Aphrodite's Rock, as we tend to call it. Today we present a triple whammy of photographic fun, from myself, my lovely wife, and our fully licensed drone. So snuggle up with your loved one and enjoy the beauty that is one of the many jewels in Cyprus' romantic crown.

A Familiar Sight

aphrodites-rock_01

We've featured this view a number of times in our blogs, and why shouldn't we? This location is in the hearts of countless couples who have married in Cyprus, and come to the beach here to make a little loveheart with their initials with pebbles. Why are they drawn here, apart from the outstanding views, and more importantly, how do they get here?

Booking.com

Saracen Rock

aphrodites-rock_02

You get to Aphrodite's Rock by taking the Airport road from Paphos, and staying on it past Kouklia as if you were taking the scenic route to Pissouri. Unfortunately, you can no longer get all the way to Pissouri, least not in a car, as the road has been closed due to risk of landslide. This is about as far as you can get. So it is a good place to start your visit.

Legend tells that the Christian Basil hurled a huge rock from the Troodos Mountains to keep off the invading Saracens. This is it. That Basil must have been a bit of lad.

Bird's Eye View

aphrodites-rock_03

This is the perfect place to fly a drone, though it was a bit windy. Our drone can take 360 panoramas, but for that you need no wind. I did try here, but it produced a rather odd-looking patchwork result, so I stuck to traditional films and photos. The rocks you can see here are on the other side of the bay to Aphrodite's Rock. We did also make a film of our visit, and we include a link at the end of this blog. The film starts at the rock, and comes here at the end. I did that because film viewers have a shorter attention span than blog readers, so I felt the need to go in with all guns blazing, so to speak.

Lots Of Birds

aphrodites-rock_04

Alex snapped this picture showing the amount of birds on the rock. I was a bit concerned that they might attack the drone, but to be honest they were completely uninterested in it.

aphrodites-rock_05

When I was young, I wrote a poem about a seagull for school homework. The teacher loved it, and made a couple of corrections to it. As I progressed through various schools, the poem followed me. On the few times I had to write a poem, 'The Seagull' would be trotted out, to praise, and helpful alterations. By the time I left school the various alterations had turned it into something pretty good.

Page 1 of 6

If you like our blogs and the rest of our content, please consider slinging us a few euros to help us produce more content. Use the Coffee link below if you feel so inclined. Payments are taken on a secure gateway, with no contact!

Related Blogs:

Pachyammos Seascapes

On Independence Day we visited Pachyammos Village Beach, with a view to doing some snorkelling. Unfortunately, the winds cut up a bit rough, so we decided to take some pictures and film instead.

Paphos Beaches

Cyprus is beginning to open again, and so are its beaches. How are they going to cope with social distancing on the sunbeds and the surrounding restaurants? We went out to explore the blue flag beaches that Paphos has to offer, to see what the score was. In Part 1 we go from Geroskipou to the main municipal beach...

Paphos Beaches and Restaurants - After Lockdown

Continuing our look at how the beaches, restaurants and hotels of Paphos are reopening to the public after the lockdown, we start at Paphos Harbour, and go all the way down to Agios Georgios; the gateway to the Akamas.

Stormy Seas

Paphos took a bit of a battering over Christmas. The storms were relentless and nature put on a display the match of any New Year's Eve pyrotechnics. Once the dust had settled, we took our cameras out for a spin. This is the blog of the film we published a couple of days ago...

Latest Blog Articles

Latest News Articles