Tombs of the Kings, Paphos

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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. Arrange to visit Tombs of the Kings and other attractions in Paphos using our Paphos trip itinerary maker tool .
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  • Well worth a visit, bus outside or easy stroll from town, fascinating historic burial site of the rich and famous. Just a few euros.  more »
  • A bit disappointed with this site just looked like it had been scene set its only good for a walk pass on a couple of hours  more »
  • Thought I pop in and have a look around. It's ok. It's history. Wouldn't recommend it for kids unless there're into that kind of thing. What more can I say? It's old tombs?  more »
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  • This is one of three UNESCO sites in Cyprus. And, not only is the site historically interesting, but the location of the site is beautiful. You can pretty much explore all of the diggings, and it’s awesome to touch columns built by someone centuries ago. And, the site is right next to the beautiful ocean, and it’s so peaceful. I would recommend visiting this place. It’s €2.50 to enter. Not bad at all.
  • Very humbling experience which quickly gives you a sense of a people and how they determined to carry out the burial of their dearly beloved. The effort put into digging out tombs helped to create the importance of tradition and the value of the living aswell as the dead. The tombs indicated a simple people with little resources and somewhat isolated from the wider world at large; leaving them to create their own rhyme and reason which leads to mythology. My visit to the tomb of kings has left an imprint on my life.....i love the way its open for the public to see and I can feel the respect for the site by all other visitors through the fascination expressed. I defiantly recommend it as a site worth visiting.
  • So much to see. Guide book and water are a must. Also no toilet apart from the ticket booth do don't get caught short. So many tombs to explore it really is worth allowing plenty of time and fully exploring the full site. Don't be tempted too just catch the main path.
  • Fantastic bit of ancient history. Lots to explore. Take water with you and get here early. If the weather is nice you will roast. Unfortunately no real wheel chair access as it is fairly rough terrain but well worth a visit.
  • Visited the Tomb of Kings Friday 29.03 really good and interesting place to pass a few hours away - it was only 20 min walk from apartments we are staying in even in the heat very doable just take some water and have sunscreen on as no shelter unless you are under the tombs etc
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