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- Address: Kato Paphos, Paphos, Cyprus
- Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: 357-26306217
- Ticket Price: 3 EUR
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Religious Site, Family And Kids, Tomb
Tombs Of The Kings - Review
Though not quite as majestic as the necropolis of the pharaohs in Egypt, the tombs here nevertheless have their own gravitas. It’s unfortunate, but most of the artefacts that might have been buried here are long looted, leaving only the solid rock Doric architecture. It’s thought that the walls were once decorated with frescoes and covered in stucco. Stairs lead down into rectangular courts where loved ones would conduct a ceremonial meal on the death anniversaries of those buried here.
Though the tombs were never actually used by royalty, but rather hundreds of aristocrats, an atmosphere of mystery and stillness pervades the air here. This might be due to the prominent Egyptian influence that seems to have gone into the tomb’s construction. Outside the oppressive tomb, there is the wonderful openness of the sea. The place is otherworldly.
Tombs Of The Kings Information
- Bring a hat.
- Carry your own water.
- Check out tombs 3,4, and 8 for the best experience.
- The stairs leading down into the tombs are quite steep.
How To reach Tombs Of The Kings by Public Transport
- Buses near the Tombs
Restaurants Near Tombs Of The Kings
- Karlina Restaurant
- O’Neill’s Irish Bar And Grill
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08 AM - 09 AM
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People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Tombs Of The Kings
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Tombs Of The Kings, Paphos Reviews
Allow 2-3 hours and wear suitable footwear. A really interesting visit. Information literature is available to purchase when you get your tickets. Entrance is €2.5 per person. You are able to wander about the site yourself there is enough information on the boards to help without the booklets. You can wander down into the various burial tombs.
Entry here is remarkably cheap, considering the history on show and the picturesque surroundings. The tombs are well kept and we loved that we could get so hands on with things, compared to similar sites we've visited on our travels. That said, there isn't much depth here beyond tombs - the nearby archaeological park offers a broader range of things to see and more detailed/interesting history. But Tombs of the Kings is a great visit for a stroll around near the sea.
Another Fantastic historic site in only a small area of cyprus. Easily found and accessible. Relatively flat although some of the tombs are accessed by way of some steep stairs that are a bit dusty. Amazing stonework and a real insight into the past. Easily spend 3-4 hours here walking around. Lots to see. Bring a hat and sun cream as it is toasty! Would come again.
Not really much to see here, I felt I wasted an afternoon, could have been doing something much more interesting instead. It's just a pile of ruins which don't really resemble anything and the plaque reads "May have been tombs of the kings" so in essence, could be something different altogether. If you have absolutely nothing to do, go and check it out otherwise I'd say give it a miss.
This was a great trip. Having walked up along the coastal path from Paphos harbour, we really enjoyed the tombs - way more than we expected to. There are a number of fully accessible tombs throughout the park where you can walk down the steps and right into them. There are 8 main tombs with good description boards nearby, but also a lot of others that are equally accessible (just possibly less intact). Admission, at €2.50, is unbelievably low and well worth it. Kids would also really enjoy exploring this place, really helps history come alive when you get this much access. If you walk here from the coastal path, it's worth noting that Google maps will direct you to an exit gate, so you'll need to cross to the dual carriageway before you reach the Elysium hotel.