Moving time  2 godzin 51 minut

Czas  4 godzin 50 minut

Współrzędne 1275

Uploaded 19 stycznia 2020

Recorded stycznia 2020

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Obejrzane 189 razy, pobrane 7 razy

w pobliżu Pissoúri, Eparchía Lemesoú (Cyprus)

You can left you car at the buffet and use tunnel under the road to get on the shore and turn left immediately left tourists alone :) Walk on shore is easy not sandy at the end at big black rock you have two choices turn back or go up. At summer time may third option is go forward in the sea. May route wasn't hard all adults can make it.

Petra tou Romiou ("Rock of the "Roman"") (that is East Roman or Byzantine[2] as Byzantines referred to themselves as either Greeks or Romans until the 1820s), also known as Aphrodite's Rock,[3] is a sea stack in Paphos, Cyprus. It is located off the shore along the main road from Paphos to Limassol. The combination of the beauty of the area and its status in mythology as the birthplace of Aphrodite makes it a popular tourist location.[4]

The sea in this region is generally rough, persuading tourists not to swim there. It is not permitted to climb the rock. A restaurant, a tourist pavilion and the Aphrodite Hills resort are nearby.
According to one legend, this rock is the site of the birth of the goddess Aphrodite, perhaps owing to the foaming waters around the rock fragments, and for this reason it is known as Aphrodite's Rock.[3] Gaia (Mother Earth) asked one of her sons, Cronus, to mutilate his father, Uranus (Sky). Cronus cut off Uranus' testicles and threw them into the sea.

Similarly, the local version indicates that Aphrodite’s Rock is a part of the lower body of Uranus. This legend says that Cronus ambushed his father[5] and cut him below the waist with a scythe. Uranus, as he tried to escape flying, lost parts of his truncated body and testicles into the sea. A white foam appeared from which a maiden arose, the waves first taking her to Kythera and then bringing her to Cyprus. The maiden, named Aphrodite, went to the assembly of gods from Cyprus. The Romans widely referred to her as Venus. Aphrodite attracted a large cult following in Paphos, which was eventually crushed by the Romans. This is evident from the Sanctuary of Aphrodite in Old Paphos, Kouklia. A local myth is that any person who swims around the Aphrodite Rock will be blessed with eternal beauty.

Another legend associates the name Achni with the nearby beach, and attributes this to it being a site where the Achaeans came ashore on their return from Troy.[4]

The present name Petra tou Romiou ("Rock of the Roman") associates the place with the exploits of the hero Basil as told in the Digenes Akritas. Basil was half-Byzantine (East Roman or Romios) and half-Arabic,[1] hence the name Digenes (two-blood). Legend tells that the Christian Basil hurled a huge rock from the Troodos Mountains to keep off the invading Saracens.[6] A nearby rock is similarly known as the Saracen Rock.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petra_tou_Romiou

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Petra Tou Romiou

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Find right path here

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Shore

I went after the rain sea got fresh water with mud , this is why yellowing
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Big black rock close the track on shore

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Already up on pave road

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Down route after black route

It is possible to go down here to the shore but dangerous route so I pass it.
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Paved road not boring at all

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To mountain top easy walk

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Tougher route to up

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Big stone

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Turn back here

I had only one hour left to reach the car in daylight, this surface not allow to make any mistake. I count it to dangerous to move forward so I did give it up here. I think if you go on terrace back nearby here it may successful and you can do a nice loop.
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End of easy uphill track

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Harder way to go uphill or back on downhill

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2 Opinie

  • Zdjęcie Ernő Dakó

    Ernő Dakó 2020-02-29

    I have followed this trail  zweryfikowane  View more

    Its a nice trail and a perfect warm up for the "Pissouri Cape Aspro Loop". I was really hungry so at the 'turnbackpoint' I went strait-ahead to the restaurant :) Wasnt the best choice, if U dont like steep things just turn back.
    Hail to CyprusMustSee!!!

  • Zdjęcie CyprusMustSee

    CyprusMustSee 2020-03-01

    😜😁

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