Tombs Of The Kings, PaphosCurrently Open
- 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
About Tombs Of The Kings, Paphos
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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Tombs Of The Kings, Paphos Reviews
Amazing place loved it. It's really spread out and with stunning ruins. I think there's still so much excavation here as it looks like it could have been a town or city! It has lots of history but they don't know much about it. I'm not personally convinced it's tombs, never any remains found here when dug out but there's many buildings. It's breath taking
We enjoyed this visit. Very very interesting. The site covers quite a large area. Be aware if it's hot there is little shade so hats needed. You could not do this place justice in less than half a day! Reasonably priced. Good carpark. Bus right to the door. Taxis abound.
Interesting place and plenty of places to clamber around. A word of warning there are no places to buy water inside so take water with you. On hot days very little shade
For €2.50 this is a site well worth visiting, but one doesn't get the sense that there's anything distinctly Cypriot about it; in other words, the references are to the Hellenic and Roman periods, but were the inhabitants invaders from continental Europe or indigenous Cypriots? There is a brochure not included in the admission price -- perhaps the answers are there. There are signs briefly explaining the structures and their purpose, but as of 2018 this is still very much a raw archeological site in that many of the structures haven't been excavated. The ones that have are impressive, and a couple still even have remnants of the ancient ornamentation.
Spread over a vast area, these impressive underground tombs date back to the 4th century BC. They are carved out of solid rock while some are decorated with Doric pillars. High officials rather than Kings were buried here, but the magnificence of the tombs gave the locality its name.