Aphrodite Rock is a landmark located off the shore along the main road from Paphos to Limassol, on the island of Cyprus. As its name suggests, the rock is associated with Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love . According to legend, this was the place where the goddess was born. Aphrodite Rock is known also as Petra tou Romiou, a name which is derived from a later legend. The beautiful beaches and crystal-clear waters make the site a well-known tourist destination today.