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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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People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Tombs Of The Kings
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Tombs Of The Kings, Paphos Reviews
Awe inspiring place. Thought it would be further outside city but its actually on the outskirts in a fairly populated area. Weird seeing the tombs that are 1500 years old next to modern buildings. Cheap entry at €2.50 but other than toilets there are no other facilities inside. Took us 2.5 hours to walk around. However it was very hot and there is no shade. Thought that inside tombs would be cool but they are not. Despite it being hot enough for my sweat to sweat, it was an interesting and educational visit and a break from the normal holiday routine of beach, pool, waterpark etc.
This is probably but the hottest place I've ever been to! Only €2.50 entry but very hard to enjoy because of the heat. Make sure you take at least a litre of water, sun cream and a large hat. Wear light clothing and comfy shoes. I usually love going to places like this and it probably would have got more stars if I hadn't been distracted by the heat. There is no shade! The place itself is large and lots to see. Lots of 'tombs' to walk and look into.
Fascinating ancient site with lots of tombs to explore. While there is signage the descriptions are very technical in nature. They would also benefit from a map at the entrance. However, the entrance tickets were very reasonable. Plenty of parking on site. Yes screen the site from most of the nearby buildings. Take plenty of water off you visit in the summer.
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.