Cypriot legend claims Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love, was born and rose from the foam (“afros,” in Greek) near a rock off what’s now Aphrodite’s Beach.
Waves breaking over the rock create pillars of foam that islanders say look just like the goddess herself.
However, the place name in Greek, Petra tou Romiou (Rock of the Greeks), has nothing to do with Aphrodite.
It’s associated with Greek hero Digenis Akritas, who threw huge rocks at his enemies.
Those that missed landed in the sea — and became tourist attractions.