Tombs Of The Kings, Paphos
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Tombs Of The Kings, Paphos - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: Kato Paphos, Paphos, Cyprus
Ticket Price: 3 EUR
Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
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Religious Site, Family And Kids, Tomb
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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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If you're interested in the past then I would definitely recommend you visit here. Go early in the morning as it does get very hot during the day. There is little shelter and no where to get a drink. It really is a fascinating insight into the past. You can lose yourself in your own imagination. We enjoyed our visit here which lasted over 2 hours. €2.50 per person entry fee. Kids will love it...would recommend wearing trainers though. Lots of walking and climbing involved...
Historic necropolis dating back to Ptolemaic dynasty that has been excavated and opened up to the public to explore. Easy to find, great parking and only €2.50 entry. A genuinely interesting place to visit.
Very interesting place, I had no idea of the scale of the place. Even though the heat and lack of shade was stifling at times (worth considering the time you plan to visit!) should have known better than visit around midday, but you know what they say about mad dogs and English men! Reasonable info on the various tombs etc, the only minor issue was the lack of direction through the various areas of the site, we ended up taking a rather haphazard route but eventually made our way around, hence only the 4 stars, but I've no doubt in time improvements will be made.
Fascinating place, has a desolate beauty to it. Wear comfy shoes as there is a lot of walking over rocks and in and out of the tombs - some of the steps are pretty steep. Take plenty of water with you too as you cannot buy any there. Great value at only €2.50
A great experience. The steps down to the tombs are very very steep and make sure you wear sterdy foot wear not flip flops. Excellent views
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