Palaepaphos or "Old Paphos" rests on a plateau about two miles from Petra tou Romiou, the beach connected with mythology of Aphrodite's birth (see posts here, here, and here). Portions of the site have been revealed in excavations that that been conducted here since the 1950s. Other portions of the site, like the areas covered by these springtime weeds, have not yet been touched.
Excavations have revealed a sanctuary honoring the goddess Aphrodite. This cultural significance, underlined by impressive remains, put Palaepaphos on UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites.
Palaepaphos is a short drive of 9 miles from Paphos, located on the southwestern corner of the island of Cyprus.