Galata is a village in the Solea valley of the Troödos Mountains in Cyprus
. It is located about 60 km west of the capital Nicosia at an altitude of 620m. According to Greek mythology, Cyprus was the first land that Aphrodite set foot on; where Pygmalion begged her to let him be with the statue that he created in her image. Aphrodite brought the statue to life and Pygmalion married Galata. It is a popular summer tourist destination for its cooler climate in the summer months. It is also well known on the island for its fruit produce.