Kourion Travel Guide

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Kourion Things to Do

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    by egonwegh Written Feb 25, 2004

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    On your way to (or from) Kourion you must have a look at this rock, called Petra tou Romiou - this is, according to yet another legend, Aphrodite's Birthplace. You may have seen pictures of the goddess rising out of the fumes of the sea? This is where it all happened.

    Not a suitable place to go bathing by the way ...

    Petra tou Romiou - Aphrodite's Birthplace

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Kourion Restaurants

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    by egonwegh Updated Feb 11, 2004

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    Proprietor's stature is small, but the food is great!

    Favorite Dish: I think we had a burger with vegetables and french fries....

    St. Ermogenis
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    • Archeology

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Kourion Off The Beaten Path

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    by leics Updated Jan 2, 2008

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    Ancient Kourion was a massive place before it was flattened by an earthquake, and only a tiny part of it has been excavated.

    Keep your eyes open as you wander because there are carved stones everywhere, in random spots (and plenty of pot-sherds too).

    Over the centuries many of the city's stones and marble were taken for building and lime-making by local people, so I suppose it's not really surprising that some beautifully-carved pieces are just lying in odd spots around the site. But, for me, it adds enchantment to a particularly evocative place.

    Random stones.....
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    • Museum Visits
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    by leics Written Jan 2, 2008

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    It will be easy to miss this. Although it has a sign, it's not obvious at all.

    You'll find it tucked away at the end of the walkway across the main baths (not the house of Eustolios). Only the foundations have been found but as you can see from the photo (hopefully) it was clearly a pyramid-shaped building and much older that most of the visible remains (3rd/4th century Roman).

    It's a strange thing to find, and recognised as such by the information board nearby. And worth seeking out for that reason alone.

    Pyramidal foundations
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    • Museum Visits
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