According to the ancient legend, the island of Cyprus was created by the goddess of love, Aphrodite. The mighty and beautiful goddess made it rise up from the seabed. The natural beauty of Cyprus is indeed a proof of the benevolence and love of gods for this majestic land.
Another legend has it that a mysterious sea monster that looks like a crocodile or water serpent lives nearby Cape Greco. But despite the scary look, the monster is believed to be good-natured, and is known among the Cypriots under the name of ‘O Filikos Teras’, which means ‘The Friendly Monster’.