We all know the story of Aphrodite and Adonis and Cyprus contains baths dedicated to each of them. The Aphrodite baths are special from a mythological standpoint as it is supposedly the location where Adonis first laid eyes on Aphrodite and fell in love with her.
Once there you can catch a minibus that travels to the Park of Aphrodite. To reach the actual baths you will need to take a short walk along a beautiful but steep path. Be sure to take advantage of the amazing vistas you encounter during your walk.
The baths themselves are contained under a grotto of trees so that they are permanently shaded. It’s said that the waters themselves contain reproductive properties so they were quite popular with women looking to conceive.
No swimming is allowed in the baths but you might be able to dip your hands in. Enjoy the tranquil atmosphere and imagine how the baths must have looked oh so many centuries ago.
Photos of the Baths of Aphrodite
Once you’ve finished visiting the actual baths you can explore the area surrounding the grotto. There are lots of flora and fauna to observe so feel free to take part in some bird watching or gaze upon the wildflowers.
You may even find some goats to travel along the trails with you.
If you have not done so already, be sure to visit the Adonis baths also located in Paphos.