Tombs of the Kings, Paphos

3.8
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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  • A unique experience. Fascinating labyrinth of underground tombs, passages, pillars and courtyards. Very interesting to learn about how and why the top officials (not kings) were buried in this way. He...  more »
  • The Tombs of the Kings is well worth a visit. Very interesting historical site and right on the coastline close to Paphos. A lot of walking for younger children and paths are not that smooth for buggi...  more »
  • Amazed at his site, still much to be excavated. Lovely walking - need proper shoes. Can scramble down so many stairs into 'tombs'. Would take several visits to explore thoroughly. Nature walk too - lo...  more »
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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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A vacation favorite, Paphos is equipped with a wide range of accommodations to cater to its scores of visitors. Beachside hotels are plentiful, with many located in the bustling Kato Pafos neighborhood. Bed and breakfasts tend be farther from the sea but offer heaps of character as well as good value for money. If you're planning a longer stay in the city, consider renting a villa. These vary considerably in amenities and price, with many of the larger properties located in Paphos' scenic outskirts.
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