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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. Use our Paphos trip itinerary maker to add Tombs of the Kings and other attractions to your Paphos vacation plans.
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  • My colleague recommended visiting the Tombs and what a great idea it was. After parking up, what lies behind the ticket building is totally unexpected- A vast area of ruins running along the coastline...  more »
  • Some of the tombs have information boards but many don't so I would advise buying an information booklet. It is all very open and you can go into many of the tombs.  more »
  • I was looking forward to seeing the tombs of the kings and it had come up as one of the top things to do in Paphos. It was disappointing in the end, and seemed an attraction which could have the poten...  more »
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  • Very nice to visit with a setting sun and lower temperatures. It's a big place with many great views, not only the tombs, but also the views of the surrounding areas are very impressive! You can easily spend an hour walking around the area and going down into the tombs to have a closer look.
  • UNESCO world heritage site. Eight tombs dating back to Hellenistic and Ptolemaic times. Definitely a interesting and pleasant stroll but remember to wear suitable footwear and sunscreen. There is little in the way of shade except when inside the tombs themselves. Paths across the site can be very rocky and uneven so mind your step and keep the kids under close control. Definitely take a camera along as these are fine examples.
  • Really interesting place and very well priced (€2.50 per adult under 65, there are concessions). The information on the "main" tombs is very interesting but the amount is very limited and there is nothing on the smaller tombs. Really nice to be able to walk among the ruins and actually climbing inside the burial chamber atriums. Only real downsides are that they ran out of English language guide books, limited information on the display stands and you can't get out of the site's exit gate by the Elysium hotel as it's padlocked.
  • Let's make it clear - these are NOT tombs of the kings (as advertised and named), but only some local high-born people. This is quite a massive space with remains/ruins of some tombs as well as houses of Greek gods. You can find there mosaics, some descriptions. It costed less than £3 and if your are after history lesson and like ancient buildings - then go for it.
  • 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.