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.