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Tombs of the Kings, Paphos

Categories: Ruins, Tourist Spots
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3.9/5 based on 4,400+ reviews on the web
See Tombs of the Kings, an ancient burial site of Hellenistic and Roman administrative officers and distinguished people, and their families. Just steps from the sea, the site has a typical Eastern Mediterranean feel to it, with small sand dunes, low grass and bushes, and palm trees. Take a self-guided tour among the ruins and enter the atriums carved into natural rock to see niches in the walls that were used for burials. Used between the 3rd century BCE and the 4th century CE, the site features Doric pillars and architectural styles from Alexandria, Delos, Pergamon, and Priene. Use our Paphos trip itinerary maker to add Tombs of the Kings and other attractions to your Paphos vacation plans.
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  • I'm glad we visited, and it didn't cost much, but it wasn't exciting! No remaining decoration etc, just some holes in the ground, visible spaces that would have held a coffin 
  • A large archeological site allowing you on the spot access to the many tombs ( no bodies) and cavern like rooms. A well maintained site that you should allow at least 90mins to 2 hours to explore at l...  read more »
  • Entrance is 2.50. Don't expect to see tombs that belongs to kings. These are tombs of wealthy people. A lot of work has gone into the excavation. Make sure you have a hat and water as it gets very hot...  read more »
  • Great UNESCO works heritage site, only €2.50 entry and the site is very interesting, situated overlooking the ocean, many of the rock tombs are in ok condition with the main colonnade being impressive. Don't expect anything like Athens or Ephesus, it's quite small but definitely worth checking out if you're in Paphos.
  • The truth is that there is not a kings, just a rich people burried places. Lots of cave 'basements' with empty holes... Thats a first view if youre not very interested in history. Anyway its nice to go around and take your imagination how everything was builded in these times. Very similar to Kato Paphos park. Entrance 2.5, students (with card) free.
  • There is a reason why it is part of the UNESCO World Heritage: it is unique. Very interesting and well preserved. I'm glad they allow people to go down to some of the Tombs.
  • Ok to fill a morning, bit of false advertising tho, cos no kings were buried there, only the wealthiest. Kids wud b bored.
  • Lots of walking and quite a few nice photos can be had here, though a bit of independent reading is needed to fully appreciate the history of the place.
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