The island of Cyprus holds the beauty of the mountains and of the sea.

The Giant Aphrodite is an ancient, native breed of the island of Cyprus. Cyprus is also home to Mt. Olympus.

This breed was first introduced at the international cat show in Limassol in January / February 2009 and caused an unprecedented interest of the public and felinologists of different countries. 

In April 2012, the presentation of the Giant Aphrodite breed took place in Magdeburg. Attended 19 Aphrodite, including representatives from Germany, Poland, Italy, the Netherlands and 6 cats from Cyprus. 

At the WCF General Assembly in 2012 the breed received official recognition, the standard of the breed "Aphrodite Giant" was approved.

In September 2017 The International Cat Association (TICA) recognized the Aphrodite as a Preliminary New Breed.