Whilst on holiday in Cyprus another site to visit is the Baths of Aphrodite. These baths are located near the coastal resorts of both Polis and Latchi. It is legend that the goddess of love Aphrodite (Venus) used to bathe here. It is said that she used to meet her lover Adonis here; she would swim in the nearby clear blue bay and then bathe in the small baths.
The baths of Aphrodite are the size of a small pond, with clear water about two feet deep, the cool water is also home to fresh water eels that can occasionally be spotted sunbathing in the pool in the summer months. The baths are surrounded by greenery and fig trees producing a picture of tranquillity.
Similar to the Baths of Adonis in the Paphos region, the waters of the baths of Aphrodite are also said to have special rejuvenating powers that bring eternal youth and beauty. There is a small fountain near the baths where you can explore for yourself whether this legend has any truth, perhaps your holiday dreams will come true.
The baths of Aphrodite also mark the start of the Aphrodite trail. This takes you along some of the rugged Akamas peninsula, with its diverse range of flora and fauna and its magnificent views of the Mediterranean coast and the Fontana Amorosa bay.
The baths of Aphrodite also has a small tourist kiosk with snacks, ice -creams and postcards available. There is also a small restaurant overlooking the bay and it has great views of the North West coast of the holiday island of Cyprus. On a clear day, the south coast of Turkey can sometimes be seen.
Whilst on your Cyprus holidays the baths of Aphrodite are well worth taking one of your days out to visit. After all, you are visiting the island of love.
Pictured above are the baths themselves where legend has it Aphrodite used to bathe.
The Bath of Aphrodite is the location that several picturesque Akamas nature trails start, including the Adonis Trail.
If you’ve been to The Baths of Aphrodite, why not enjoy the baths of Adonis, just 12km from Paphos.
Ever dreampt of riding a horse on the beach? Your Cyprus Holiday is the perfect opportunity to do so.
Check out this You Tube users video of the Baths Of Aphrodite.
Glass bottom boat trips depart from Latchi Harbour