Aphrodite's Birthplace and Other Highlights on Day Eight

An Epic Cyprus Road Trip:

Aphrodite's Birthplace and Other Highlights on Day Eight

This was the last day for me on the island, and my birthday too.

At night I was going to take a flight to Amman, Jordan, but before that me and my new friend Giulia had a lot of fun on the way from Pafos to Lemesos.

Something amazing about Cyprus is the variety of landscapes it features.


If you have to drive from Pafos to the east, please don’t take the highway. This piece of Earth is incredibly beautiful, with alternating incredibly high cliffs and beaches. 

Petra Tou Romiou, aka Aphrodite’s Rock, is the legendary birthplace of Aphrodite, and I can totally picture her coming out of the waves…

Then up to Apollo’s Temple and the Kourion, an old Roman city overlooking the sea, with a beautiful and famous theatre just on the edge of the hill. Breathtaking!

Kourion beach with its fresh and wavy water and a rich fish mezze-based lunch was the final treat before leaving the area, leaving Giulia in Lemesos and heading to the airport. My flight was at 10.30 pm so I had the time to enjoy the sunset over the Larnaka Salt Lake and the beautiful Hala Sultan Tekke, a very important Mosque overlooking the lake. 

I dropped my car in the parking and thanked her for the great times we had together! And then I just had to sadly say goodbye to Cyprus.

I knew I was going to miss it!


Who’s been to Cyprus, and which one is your favorite part of the island? Tough call, huh? :)

If you want to see all of the above things, I recommend you to allow yourself at least 2 weeks (I had a very “intense” itinerary!). Anyway if you need any information about Cyprus, please feel free to ask.



Thanks to Carrentals.co.uk for providing me with the exact kind of car I requested. Without a car, it would have been impossible to have this incredible journey!
Thanks to the CTO (Cyprus Tourism Organization) and Turismo Cipro for providing such a great itinerary and accommodation for my trip. 
The pictures, words, and opinions are entirely my own!


Travel diary shared by Giulia Cimarosti