1092. COSTA DEL SOL
BIRTHPLACE OF VENUS-PAPHOS: The birthplace of Aphrodite or Petra tou Romiou (the stone of the Greek); this is where the Goddess of love is reputed to have been born. " The moist breeze of Zephyr brought her there on the waves of the sea with a noise of thunder amid the soft foam, and the gold-clad Horae received her with joy" (Homer). The place has also legendary connections with the Byzantine hero Dighenis.