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Pafos (Paphos) located in the west coast of  Cyprus is known as the birthplace of Aphrodite, the ancient Greek goddess of beauty and love.

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Located in the Paphos district of Cyprus,  APHRODITA Villas Argaka offers a large garden with BBQ and private outdoor pool. The luxurious villas feature free Wi-Fi.

Each of the 5 contemporary decorated villas come with a flat-screen TV, air conditioning and patio.Each villa has a private pool. A fully equipped kitchen with microwave and refrigerator is included. Extras include seating area, DVD player and CD player. Some rooms feature balconies with both sea and mountain views.

APHRODITA Villas is only 30 – 70  metres from the nearest beach and 500 metres from local tavernas and cafeterias. The property is 7 km northeast of Polis Chrysochous. Paphos city is 44 km away while the International Airport in Paphos is 53 km away from the property.

Pafos (Paphos) located in the west coast of  Cyprus is known as the birthplace of Aphrodite, the ancient Greek goddess of beauty and love. Pafos is surrounded by an air of romance and seduces its visitors with its majestic landscape, historical sites, beautiful coastline, medieval pafos monasteries, byzantine churches and delightful villages where tradition is still a way of life.

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Cyprus is situated in the eastern Mediterranean and is the third largest island in the Mediterranean, covering 9,250 km² and enjoying more than 330 days of sunshine each year. The island has a rich history stretching back 10,000 years and although it is a small island it has a diverse topography which includes mountain ranges, two salt lakes and numerous sandy beaches. This diversity means that Cyprus is rich in birds, flowers, butterflies and trees and also that it offers an excellent range of sports.

The capital of Cyprus is Nicosia, which remains the only divided capital in the world and its other main towns are Limassol, Larnaka and Pafos. The Ammochostos region contains many of its most popular beach resorts, whilst the Troodos Mountains run like a spine across Cyprus.

 

Argaka

Argaka, is a village of the Pafos district, located in the coastal plains of Chrysochous at the mid-east section of Chrysochous’s Bay. It has a distance of about 8 km from Polis (Chrysochous), while it stands at an altitude of about 90 meters above sea level.
From a geological perspective, it is located upon the calcareous sandstones, the sands, and the marls of the Pleistocene period as well as the lavas and the magma rocks (northeast of the settlement). From a morphological aspect, what stand out are the coastal, alluvial plain, one or two marine terraces, and a slope that steadily ascends up to 500 meters.

Several streams flow down from the slope toward the sea, indeed with a relatively large one flowing next to the village. The river of Makounta, upon which the Argaka – Makounta dam was constructed, is located southeast of the village.
Upon the alluvial deposits, the terra rossa, and the umbers and under an annual average rainfall that ranges between 450 and 525 millimeters, a huge variety of produce is grown. Due to the relatively large tract of land that is irrigated, almost all of the produces are grown as either non-irrigated or irrigated ones. Apart from cereals and legumes, forage plants, vegetables (mainly cucumbers, tomatoes, and from the melon family), very few grapevines, citrus-fruits, a few fruit-trees, bananas, almond-trees, and olive trees are also cultivated. The cultivation of tobacco has also appeared very recently in the village.

The refugees from Karpasia, which settled in neighboring villages and cultivated tobacco, contributed to its spreading in Argaka. The hot climate of Argaka helps the growing of some semi-tropical plants such as the Indian fig, the loquat, etc. Stockbreeding in Argaka is relatively developed.
The settlement of Argaka has two parts. There is Pano Argaka (Upper) and Kato Argaka (Lower).

Upper Argaka represents the old settlement while Lower Argaka, which followed the Polis – Pomos – Nicosia road, is the new, linear-type settlement. The houses of the old settlement are mostly traditional, made with hewed limestone or with igneous pebbles.

Because of the stream that crosses it (known as the River of Argaka), of the slope upon which it is built, and of the road through which it connects with the new settlement by the sea, the settlement of Argaka can be characterized as a relatively sparsely structured one.
Argaka is located between the sea and a pine forest. While Lower Argaka stands next to the sea, Upper Argaka stands upon the slope with an excellent view towards the sea. It is not surprising because Argaka is covered by urban-planning zones. Neither should one find peculiar the fact that the east part of the village has officially been deemed as a region of excellent natural beauty.
The village’s population has had a rapid growth from the previous century until today. The 90 inhabitants of 1881 increased to 156 in 1901, to 240 in 1921, to 404 in 1946, to 546 in 1960, and to 669 in 1973. In 1982 the inhabitants were 642. In the last census that occurred in 2001, the community’s inhabitants numbered 793. Behind this increases of population are the fertile land of the village, the easy-to-use transportation network between Polis and Nicosia, the neighboring mine of “Limni” (Lake), the irrigated tracts of land, and the modern agricultural growth of profitable produce.

Including the village in the irrigation plan of Chrysochous has benefited the community to the maximum. The village constantly adjusts to the new socioeconomic conditions that are created, defying the closing of the “Limni” mine and the blocking of the direct transportation to Nicosia (in essence, the road stops after Pachyamos because of the events of the Turkish-Cypriot mutiny in 1963 and also because of the Turkish invasion of 1974). It is estimated that today 76% of the village’s financially active population is fully occupied with agriculture, another 14% dedicates 10-50% of its time to agriculture and to non-agricultural occupations and only a 10% has some non-agricultural occupation outside the village.
With regards to transportation, both Upper and Lower Argaka are located next to the main Polis-Pomos-Nicosia road. A dirt road east of the village connects Argaka with the neighboring forest of Pafos.
Argaka is not mentioned by Mas Latri and so we do not know if it was a feud or a royal estate during the Lusignan – Venetian period. Furthermore, it is not mentioned by R. Gunnis, which is a bit of a strange thing. G. Jeffery, (1918) mentions it as a modern mini-settlement. The writers and travelers of the previous century, Sakellarios and Fragkoudis, do not mention Argaka –probably because today’s Kato Argaka did not exist on what was their route. As opposed to the neighboring Makounta, it does not appear in the Venetian maps. In the map of Kitchener it appears as Arkaka.
The country church of Saint Varvara (Saint Barbara) is located east of the village. It has been extensively renovated and only the few capitals of columns and the carved framings around the doors reveal its age, probably being of the 18th century. I. Tsiknopoullos mentions the following: “One English mile north of the village of Argaka close to a spring, the “Agiotafitiko” (a dependency of the Patriarchate of Jerusalem) Monastery of Saint Varvara used to operate. In 1821 its Prior was the “Agiotafitis” Monk Sofronios.

Wealthy, owning two houses in Argaka, he had bee-hives, livestock, and a large flock apart from the staff of servants and two Deacons. During July of 1821 he was summoned to Nicosia by the Turkish Authorities where he martyred along with the other national Martyrs. Sofronios, versed in the Turkish language, had served for seven years as the Imam of Hagia Sophia in Constantinople but he then regretted and reconverted to the religion of his fathers.

Regarding the Monastery of Saint Varvara, Kyriazis reports the follwoing: “How it was established, we do not know. It belonged to the Patriarchate of Jerusalem and it operated until 1821, having at that time a Prior and two Deacons apart from the staff of servants. Most likely, the national Martyr Sofronios must have been the last prior of the Monastery”.
A spring of holy water is also extant close to today’s country church of Saint Varvara.

It is worth noting that the country church of Saint Varvara with the holy water spring next to it is located about one kilometer north of the settlement, at a venue known as “Vrysin tou Kalogirou” (the Monk’s Fountain). Prior Sofronios was known as the “Kalogiros”.
It is not yet certain whether the Monastery of Saint Varvara was the core of Argaka’s settlement or if the inhabitants of some other settlement -probably in the neighboring forest -transferred to the settlement of Argaka during some phase of the 19th or previous centuries.
Place-name: “Argaka”, as it is marked in the official maps instead of “Arkaka” in the Cypriot dialect. In the local dialect “arkatz’in” is the stream and its feminine form implies a large stream.

 

Akamas 

Akamas is the westernmost part of Cyprus, which includes the peninsula and the forest that bear the same name. Because of its singular physiognomy, it is considered as a distinct small district or region of Cyprus. A large part of the area is identified with the Akamas forest. South and east of its borders there is Lara and the privately owned land of the villages Inia, Drousia, Fasli, Androlikou, and Neo Chorio..
During previous times many Magnesium mines operated in the region of Akamas. The visitor can today discover quite a few of the mines’ galleries, being abandoned for a number of years. Close to those stand the remains of furnaces and kilns that were used for the on-sight processing of the ore. The mines were also in operation during the British rule and were abandoned in the beginning of our century.
Rainfall: The region’s average annual rainfall ranges between 450 and 600 millimetres. Since the area is surrounded by sea and is located next to the rain-bearing winds of the west, it is to be expected that humidity is quite high.
Vegetation: Today’s vegetation in the region is rich, with pines, wild olives, and wild carobs being the dominant trees. The varied, bush-like flora includes, amongst many others, the lentisk, the wild myrtle, the fir – quercus, the Cyprus turpentine, and the gum cistus. Many wild flowers also grow in the region, which along with the blossoming bushes present a true riot of colours in the Spring. The thorny broom, the Cretan cistus with its white and pink flowers, a large variety of tulips, the cyclamen (especially around the Baths of Aphrodite), the rare tulip of Akamas, the yarrow, the “dakrya tis Panagias” (“tears of the Virgin Mary”), the daisies, and the lilies are some of the flowers that one can come across in Akamas during the Spring.
Many foreign botanists arrive every year -even as organised groups in the past few years -so as to study the wild flowers and the rest of the region’s flora.
There isn’t sufficient data regarding the vegetation in Akamas before the 9th century. However, thick and rich vegetation with about the same trees must have dominated, suffering a great deal due to the unrestrained pasturing of goats, the fires, and the cutting of trees for household and other purposes.
Wild life: The old writers, which made mention of the Akamas region during various eras, talk about the existence of an interesting wild life that included horses, oxen, boas, wild goats, and some wild beasts.
Today there are goats brazing in the region of Akamas, while one can also find donkeys that roam freely. There also are foxes, many snakes, and other reptiles. Naturally the image is completed by various kinds of birds, both endemic and seasonal visitors. Very few shepherds exist in the area.
The Cape of Akamas: It is the westernmost cape of Cyprus. According to one version, it took this name from the legendary hero Akamas who established there the beautiful city of Akamantida. In the medieval times the cape was known under the name “Cape of Saint Epifanios, while during the period of the British rule it was known as Arnaoutis.
Forest of Akamas: It is the westernmost forest of Cyprus in the peninsula of Akamas, which includes about 42,861 “skales” (1 “skala” = 14,400 sq. ft) of public (state-owned) land. Apart from the very rich, bush-like flora, the most dominant trees are pines, wild olive-trees, and wild carobs. Within this range there are 117 “trapped” pieces of privately-owned land with a total size of about 884 “skales”. The biggest part of Akamas is low, bushy vegetation, while the real forest occupies only 8,238 “skales” of land.
The Peninsula of Akamas: The peninsula of Akamas is the westernmost peninsula of Cyprus and it includes that segment which stretches from south of Aphrodite’s Baths to the east. The peninsula of Akamas, which -as expected -is surrounded by sea on three of its sides, is not identified with the forest of the region of Akamas.
Legends and Tradition: Several scattered remains in the region are the “witnesses” of the history and heritage of Akamas. There is no settlement there today. However, there are remains of many churches, tradition raising their number to 101. Today most of them are known as names of places or are deserted.
The area of Akamas must have suffered great disasters because of the pirates’ raids, mainly those of the Arab tribes. In the west beach of Inia some tall and isolated rocks stand in the sea, known to the region’s inhabitants as “Karavopetres” (Ship-rocks). According to tradition, when pirates -especially during the times of the Arab raids but also later on -reached the area they docked their ships somewhere in this region before starting the looting of the villages, the monasteries, and the chapels. Besides, this finds an explanation in the fact that there are no villages anymore, which must have moved toward the inland. According to another tradition, somewhere in this region there was the monastery of “Panagia tis Vlou” (Virgin Mary of Vlou).
The entire region of Akamas is ridden with legends. Many names of venues, combined with geomorphologic phenomena, speak of the romances of “Rigaina” (Queen) with “Digenis”, and of Aphrodite with Adonis. Such venues are Aphrodite’s Baths, the rock of Digenis in the “Dkyo Potamoi” (Two Rivers), the cave of Rigaina, and others. This is quite natural since Akamas with its thick forest and its aromatic environment, the wildness of the landscape, and its picturesque as well as romantic terrain, possessed all the prerequisites for seating the “kingdom” of the great Goddess of Love.
Fontana Amaroza: As far as Fontana Amaroza is concerned, many disagree on whether it should be identified with Aphrodite’s Baths. Fontana Amaroza is marked as being a lot higher up in the Akamas peninsula than Aphrodite’s baths. Perhaps some research ought to be done and maybe today’s vegetation cannot be the main factor of comparison with regards to all that is written. Besides, the water coming from the limestone rocks can sustain some alteration as the centuries go by, as indeed can the flora that is constantly threatened by a number of dangers. However, the descriptions by various writers and travellers regarding the Fountain of Love indicate that Fontana Amaroza resembled today’s Aphrodite’s Baths a lot.

POMOS VILLAGE

The community of Pomos finds itself 60 kilometers of the northeasterly city of Paphos, in the geographic region of Tillyria.
The village is built next to the sea, in medium altitude of 10 meters. Roughly two and a half kilometers in the south-eastern side of the village the altitude reaches the 600 meters (locality Hill Top), and also in a distance of roughly 5 kilometers of southerly-eastern Pomos, very near to its administrative limits, Lorovounos is found, at an altitude of 670 meters.
The village of Pomos accepts a medium annual rainfall of around 440 millimeters of water and in its region they are cultivated citrus fruits, bananas, almond trees, avocado, walnut trees, olive trees, few vegetables and pistachio-nuts. In the region exist many uncultivated areas that are covered by natural vegetation such as pines and thyme. The southern side of the village is included in the government owned forest of Paphos.
As far as transportation is concerned, the village of Pomos is found next to the coastal street of Polis-Xeros. Via the street, the village of Pomos is connected in the northeastern side with the village Pachiammos (5 Km) and in the southwestern side with the village New Dimmata (5 km) and via this village with the village Polis (20 km). In the north side of the village in a distance of 2 kilometers the Cape of Pomos is found, that took its name from the village. The way from the village of Polis up to Pomos, as it is known, is considered to be the most graphic way in Cyprus.
The village is included in the Irrigatory Work of Chrysohous, by which it has been profited, during its second phase, with the irrigation of other important extents of ground in its coastal region.
The coastal position of the village contributed in the growth of fishery. In the coastal of Pomos, it functions a piscatorial shelter, which entertains the fishing boats of the residents of the region.
The village met a continuous demographic increase. In 1881 the residents of village were 183 but 100 years later the residents increased to 543. In the last inventory that took place in 2001 the residents of the community were measured to be 568.
The village existed with the same precisely name at the medieval years and in old maps it is marked as Pomo. Certain researchers and students write the village in the type Pomos, something however that is not explained etymologically. On the contrary, equitable it appears to be the writing type Pwmos, because the name of the village is considered that it has ancient Greek origin, from the word altar or “Vwmos”. It is very likely at the antiquity to existed in the region a temple of a goddess (maybe that of Venus) with a famous altar.
In the region of the village it exists an archaeological space of the prehistorically years, that still has not been investigated and studied completely. Exists also the theory that in the same region existed the legendary Cypriot ancient city of Kallinousa, that however is not confirmed in ancient literary sources and has not been supported from the archaeological research. Unique clue on the existence of such an ancient city (if it existed) was the ancient name of the cape of Pomos, that Klavdios the Ptolemaios named Kallinousa. Again, certain old investigators (as the archimandrite Kyprianos) identify the Kallinousan with the also ancient Cypriot City Alexandria , which is found marked in medieval maps as Alexandreta (Alesandreta) , in the region of Pomos.
After some existing clues they report and lead that existed in the region of Pomos some ancient settlements that were not however important cities. Is thus justified the most likely ancient origin of the name of the village.
The region of Pomos is connected likely with the arrival of Agia Eleni there, during the 14th AC century, when the mother of Constantine the Great had visited Cyprus. Once again they do not exist more certain explicit clues, except the fact that near Pomos it existed also another settlement (of the Byzantine years and the years of domination of the Franks), that was named Agia Eleni. This settlement is found in the north side of Pomos. It was destroyed during the period of the Ottoman domination.
In the village, the Virgin Mary is honored particularly. In deed, in the region there is a small monastery dedicated in the Virgin Mary the Chrysopateritsa . The monastery is found roughly 5 kilometers of the northwesterly current settlement.

TOURIST ATTRACTION

The visit to the offshore village of Pomos will be an experience that will remain unforgettable to our memory .There a lot of things in the village that worth for someone to see and admire the masterpieces that nature and human beings can do. Apart from the nature’s tricks that created marvelous natural scenery, where the mountain and the sea join together in a fantastic background, human being is coming to add his own special stroke of the brush, in order to offer to the visitors this unique and special setting which only Pomos can offer.
Let ‘ s see together these special things of the village that makes it so unique .

PORT
The littoral place of the village contributed to the development of fishery. In the offshore area next to the Akron Pomos, there is a fishery shelter which in 1984 took in four fish boats that kept busy seven residents of the area. With state expenses since 1983 the port of the area developed significantly .
The professional fishermen but the amateurs too have enclosed the area all over enjoying the fresh alluring fish.
Today, the development is enough bigger, in an extent that fresh fish does not only serve the people who are there to enjoy the marvelous sight but also the restaurants of the area.

DRAGON’S CAVE
In the past tradition said that ships arrived in the area and made burglaries. In this cave there was the famous Dragon who protected the area from all the evil things that happened then. It is a rocky cave, with an opening to the sea some kilometers further from the port, to the cape. The cave has lots of depth and sweet water comes from there.

 

CAPE
The cape of Pomos or the Akron Pomos as it is more known , is in the area of Tilirias about two kilometers north of the village in which he took its name . Its formation took place because of the hard rock that is around it and which resisted the mordant energy of the waves . The route from the nearby village Nea Dillimata until the Akro Pomo is perhaps one of the most picturesque offshore routes in Cyprus. The mountain falls almost vertically to the sea while the steep slopes are covered with pines and fruit bearing trees .Besides the lacy seaside with the numerous coves and the sharp small capes give the scenery a unique picturesqerness .If you visit the area today you will meet the new villas and the unique restaurant that serves the visitors.

FOREST
Pomos bears an annual rainfall of 440 millimeter .There are a lot of uncultivated areas that are occupied by a various natural vert, mostly pines and thyme. Part of the state forest of Paphos, on the south of the village, falls into its management lines. Part of this forest has been shaped as a hospitality place and relaxation during the weekends .

 

DAM
The dam of Pomos is made of stone with a capacity of 859.000 m ³. It is situated in a bout three kilometres south east of the village.
The dam is built on the river Livadi in a medium altimeter of 75 meters and in a distance 3, 5 kilometer from the sea . It is 168 meters long , 38 m high, capacity of 150.000 m ³ and with a surface of 83.000 m ².
The dam construction was completed in 1966 and its cause was the irrigation of the land of 380 hectares (2.850 acres ) for the cultivation of immature vegetables.
A great area of land of Pomos (130 hectares in 1985) is watered mainly from the homonym dam of 859.000 m ³ capacity.
From a geological point of view the area of the dam is on the fords of the Ofiolitihikou cluster of Troodos.

VIRGIN MARY OF HRYSOPATERITISSA
In the village Virgin Mary is especially honored. There was a small monastery dedicated to Virgin Mary Hryssopateritisssa .About five kilometers on the northwest of the village today, there is a recent renovated temple of the monastery of Virgin Mary Hrysopateritissa.
It is a building of 1520. Today, only the homonym church is saved which has been recently renovated.
There are two versions for the name dedicated to Virgin Mary .The first one mentions that the name was the one because in this monastery there were a lot of ‘pateres’ (priests).The second version says that the then abbot of the monastery with the name Thomas always kept a gold crutch (stick), was an hagiographer and painted the icon of Virgin Mary that’s why he gave her the name Hryssopateritissa.
It is built in a woodland area ,there where everything hush and smooth ,further down from the Pomos dam .In The last years the temple was expanded. An expansion of 2o meters was built in the west side of the temple and in a higher level from the rest of the ancient temple.
Internally the people stand opposite the beautiful gate on a higher level and watch the priest. The old church is in a lower spot from that of the expansion, and in order to pass the old church you have to descend 3 -4 stair steps.
It is a small chapel made of stone. The outside wall is one metre wide. It has two outside doors in the same side of the temple. The one is in the old area of the temple and the other is in the new expanding area. The roof is bent. Apart of the roof is from the recent expansion and it is made of cement. The other one, of the ancient temple, is covered with tiles.
Internally it is painted white and with hagiographies. The old iconostasis was ruined from worms .They made a new one which is wooden curved. Due to the woodland where it is built and from the years, the hagiographies were destroyed from humidity. From the old icons that exist , and efforts are being made from the antiquity department for their conservation, there is the one of Christ’s mother Hrysopaterrisis ,the three hierarchs ,other old ones such as Christ’s ,John the precursor Saint Catherine ,Saint Thekli ,two icons of Galataries ,the one dedicated to women and the other to animals, two of Saint Georgio and Eleousa .The dedicated icon of Hrysopaterrissas is a construction of 1520 and it is saved in the central church of the village which is dedicated to Saint Efpsihio.
The church functions eight times a year, when it’s the day of Virgin Mary.
Forest of Akamas: It is the westernmost forest of Cyprus in the peninsula of Akamas, which includes about 42,861 “skales” (1 “skala” = 14,400 sq. ft) of public (state-owned) land. Apart from the very rich, bush-like flora, the most dominant trees are pines, wild olive-trees, and wild carobs. Within this range there are 117 “trapped” pieces of privately-owned land with a total size of about 884 “skales”. The biggest part of Akamas is low, bushy vegetation, while the real forest occupies only 8,238 “skales” of land.
The Peninsula of Akamas: The peninsula of Akamas is the westernmost peninsula of Cyprus and it includes that segment which stretches from south of Aphrodite’s Baths to the east. The peninsula of Akamas, which -as expected -is surrounded by sea on three of its sides, is not identified with the forest of the region of Akamas.
Legends and Tradition: Several scattered remains in the region are the “witnesses” of the history and heritage of Akamas. There is no settlement there today. However, there are remains of many churches, tradition raising their number to 101. Today most of them are known as names of places or are deserted.
The area of Akamas must have suffered great disasters because of the pirates’ raids, mainly those of the Arab tribes. In the west beach of Inia some tall and isolated rocks stand in the sea, known to the region’s inhabitants as “Karavopetres” (Ship-rocks). According to tradition, when pirates -especially during the times of the Arab raids but also later on -reached the area they docked their ships somewhere in this region before starting the looting of the villages, the monasteries, and the chapels. Besides, this finds an explanation in the fact that there are no villages anymore, which must have moved toward the inland. According to another tradition, somewhere in this region there was the monastery of “Panagia tis Vlou” (Virgin Mary of Vlou).
The entire region of Akamas is ridden with legends. Many names of venues, combined with geomorphologic phenomena, speak of the romances of “Rigaina” (Queen) with “Digenis”, and of Aphrodite with Adonis. Such venues are Aphrodite’s Baths, the rock of Digenis in the “Dkyo Potamoi” (Two Rivers), the cave of Rigaina, and others. This is quite natural since Akamas with its thick forest and its aromatic environment, the wildness of the landscape, and its picturesque as well as romantic terrain, possessed all the prerequisites for seating the “kingdom” of the great Goddess of Love.
Fontana Amaroza: As far as Fontana Amaroza is concerned, many disagree on whether it should be identified with Aphrodite’s Baths. Fontana Amaroza is marked as being a lot higher up in the Akamas peninsula than Aphrodite’s baths. Perhaps some research ought to be done and maybe today’s vegetation cannot be the main factor of comparison with regards to all that is written. Besides, the water coming from the limestone rocks can sustain some alteration as the centuries go by, as indeed can the flora that is constantly threatened by a number of dangers. However, the descriptions by various writers and travellers regarding the Fountain of Love indicate that Fontana Amaroza resembled today’s Aphrodite’s Baths a lot.

Baths Of Aphrodite

An idyllic scenery of unique beauty emerges on the eastern slope of Akamas, at the point where the narrow plain of Chrysochou ends and the steep rocks of the peninsula begin. In other words, the Baths appear within four kilometres northwest of Neo Chorio. As the name suggests, at the Baths of Aphrodite, “the most important goddess of the ancient Cypriots” used to bathe, the goddess of Love, Aphrodite.

A paved pathway leads to a vertical rock, where clear and cool water flows from its slots. The water that flows from the lake ends up in the sea through a groove. The rock which covers the lake forms a cave covered with thick vegetation, a fact which holds the spring and the lake “permanently shaded”. Consequently, “all around the area sprout, plane-trees, wild fig-trees, olive trees, carob trees, mastic trees, and savory”. During the spring months, the scenery becomes even more magical by the blooming wild flowers of unique beauty such as cyclamens, anemones, rockroses and other wild plants.

It is indeed a spectacular sight, a masterpiece of nature dressed in its most beautiful colours. The crystal clear water wells up creating seductive melodies, just like when “light rain falls into a lake”. It is not accidental that the ancient Greeks chose this particular scenery as the Baths of the most beautiful goddess of all.

The “wild magnificence” of the scenery attracts flattering comments by several tourists, which go back to the fourth century. Claudianos, an ancient poet, characterizes the scenery as the “kingdom of Aphrodite”. He also mentions two springs, “from which the first one merges its water with honey and the second one with poison”. He carries on by writing that from these springs, Eros (Love) arms his arrows and it is for this reason that his shots are sometimes bitter and sometimes sweet. Claudianos creates the myth of his lyrics inspired by the breathtaking scenery, which has certainly suffered multiple alterations.

Claudianos adds that Hephaestus, husband of the goddess, has “fenced her kingdom with great skill”. This particular description refers to the location of the Baths, which is characterized by a “relative isolation”.
About the Baths of Aphrodite also writes the “first Athenian”, who supports the myth that in the waters of the Baths, “Aphrodite would bathe after she would sleep with her husband, “Hephaestus”. He also remarks that a plant called “lychnida” blooms in the baths.

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Distance:

Villas APHRODITE – Pafos International Airport 55 km
Pafos – Larnaka International Airport 150 km 

Local Shop and caffe bar & reastaurant 350 m

Supermarket 5 km

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