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Baths of Aphrodite

DSC02386Not far from Paphos is a place where, according to legend, Aphrodite amused with her lover Dionysus and other great men. To the pool can only be reached on foot. It was believed that Aphrodite used to bathe in the shade of a fig tree and ferns. The water in the pool like grants eternal youth.

Check this statement does not work because swimming is prohibited. Is that the arms and legs to moisten. From bathing path leads to the Fountain of Love. These walking tours are free. No one with you and will not take cents for visiting the lake and fountain. On inspection of these sites takes an average of three hours.

The Temple of Aphrodite was built in the village of Kouklia, 15 kilometers from Paphos. It was erected in the 12th century BC. About the temple in his poems Homer wrote.

Baths of Aphrodite
Once, according to local tradition, all the women of the island have been at least once in life to have sex with a strange man. Orgies being held in the temple of Aphrodite under the watchful eye of the goddess. Many pilgrims come here specially to take part in the so-called Aphrodisias.

Later, the tradition was interrupted conscientious Christians, and the church went to both the novice and earthquakes. So to this day we survived only the ruins.