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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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Where to stay in Paphos

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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  • Tombs of the kings is an easy place to get to on the main road into Paphos a must see site take your own drinks as no shop on site there is loads to view best time is in morning open site no shade  more »
  • Another step back in time in Paphos. A great walk that takes your imagination back in Roman history.  more »
  • Very interesting archaeological site, a must see if staying in Paphos. Very reasonable admission only 2.5 euros. Do wear sensible shoes as a lot of walking on uneven ground and up and down steps to th...  more »
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  • Huge area to discover and walk around. Lots of tombs and ruins most of them with blueprints and description. Be sure to take water and sun protection. It is about 2-3 hours to walk around. You can walk into nearly all tombs. Loved it. Entry was 2,5€/ person in 2017, parking is free and plenty.
  • A really interesting trip and the kids loved running around while learning about the history of the tombs. Please take care to watch your kids here as they don't really have safety barriers anywhere and there are some very deep holes and drops to fall down! Definitely worth a visit though
  • It has the feeling of an abandoned place as there are just small written description to accompany you during the visit. Be prepared to wander for at least 1 hour without cover (it can be extremely hot). Fascinating place nonetheless
  • Nice walk around all the tombs (beware some of the steps down to them can be a bit uneven). Good picture opportunities as nice views. The information available at each tomb could be a bit more informative.
  • Beautiful historical tombs in an extensive necropolis. Near to the sea with a good sea breeze going on. 2.5euro / pax. Definitely worth a visit. Highly recommended.