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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  • August 17, 2017
    It's ok ,gets very hot.not a bad price to enter.would not go again as really it looks like a bunch of cave houses and a quarry.  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    I had been here before when I visited in the month of may years ago and wanted to take my family to visit. But we managed about 20minutes as it was so hot with no shade in between the tombs. Our taxi ...  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    the tombs of the King are worth visiting because you bear witness to the attraction of the history well preserved. paltry ticket costs and the show is incomensurabile. Cyprus is full of surprises!
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  • June 24, 2017
    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.
  • July 4, 2017
    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
  • July 3, 2017
    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
  • June 23, 2017
    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.
  • June 21, 2017
    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.

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