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17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
The Birthplace of Aphrodite

This is Aphrodite's Rock in Cyprus, which as myth would have it, is the birthplace of the Greek Goddess of Beauty, Aphrodite. As legend would have it, swimming round the rock three times leads to either a blessing of eternal beauty, or meeting your true love.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2018
Date Uploaded: 07.2019
Photo Location: Paphos, Cyprus
Camera: X100F
Copyright: © Christos Kouyountas