Tombs Of The KingsCurrently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
- 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, Tomb
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.
- 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.
- Buses near the Tombs
- Karlina Restaurant
- O’Neill’s Irish Bar And Grill
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95% of people who visit Paphos include Tombs Of The Kings in their plan
08 AM - 09 AM
64.74% of people start their Tombs Of The Kings visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Tombs Of The Kings
94.04% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Tombs Of The Kings
Amazing medieval historical site. Its called Tomb of the Kings although there were no kings buried here, it was for Aristocrats. Amazing to see how the burial sites were created within the rock foundations. Admission is €4.50 and worth a visit.
An interesting collection of tombs carved into the ground and out of caves. I thought it looked small in the photos before coming, but it was a huge area with a lot of things to explore. There’s even a shipwreck off the coast. Probably the coolest ruins in Cyprus.
Quite nice, can have a view to the sea but there is a fence from stopping you go down to the coastline. Can visit any time of the year, but slightly hot during the summer. Very interesting, but you should download a file going through each 'tomb'
A great place to explore. The tombs are easily accessible. It is worth buying the booklet when you pay to go in, neither are expensive, and read about the site and tombs as you explore. This is a large site, so easier to explore on cooler days, but is well worth it.
A fantastic UNESCO site. Over 2 thousands years of graveyard history in one place. Something incredible!