Paphos is on the island of Cyprus that holds ten thousand years of Mediterranean history and where, according to legend, the goddess Aphrodite was born in Paphos, high in the sky, Orion, the hunter, shines and tirelessly pursues the Pleiades, accompanied by his two inseparable dogs. It’s a mythological sky that accompanies the legends that are the essence of Cyprus.
Cyprus is well known around the world as the island where the goddess Aphrodite, for the Greeks, and Venus, for the Romans, emerged from the sea. The Renaissance painter Sandro Botticelli depicted her in a painting on display in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence. She is not only the goddess of beauty, but also Mother Earth, a legend that dominated the countries of the Middle East.