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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.

TAGS: Beauty, Cyprus, Travel

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Nicosia, Cyprus
Member since 2016
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© Christos Kouyountas.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 05.2018
Filed Under: Travel
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Date Uploaded: July 30, 2019, 3:11 a.m.
Camera Make: FUJIFILM
Camera Model: X100F
Focal Length: 23mm
Shutter Speed: 1/450
Aperture: f10
ISO: ISO250
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PHOTO LOCATION Paphos, Cyprus