Tombs of the Kings

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Tomb No 3 with peristyle atrium Tomb No 3 with peristyle atrium
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Tomb of the Kings - Pafos Tomb of the Kings - Pafos
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Tomb of the Kings - Caves Tomb of the Kings - Caves
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Tomb No 3 with peristyle atrium
The Tomb of the Kings - Paphos, Cyprus
Tomb No 4 with atrium surrounded by Doric columns
Tomb of the Kings - Pafos
Tomb of the Kings - Caves

Imagine, being in a desert-like landscape knowing you are amongst some of Cyprus' most ancient tombs. Lying about two kilometres north-west of Paphos harbour lies the Tomb of the Kings Archeological Site. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The site contains carved rocks that date back to the Hellenistic and early Roman periods.

The seven tombs are spread over a wide area. The name 'Tomb of the Kings' may suggest the burial of royalty however the site earned the title for its majestic appearance. Most of tombs have niches built into the walls where bodies were stored unlike tomb number three which has an open atrium below ground level, surrounded by columns and was used to make pottery. 

Unfortunately most of the tombs' treasures have been stolen by grave robbers. Although most treasures are gone, the mystery behind these tombs remains.

Winter opening hours: (16th September – 15th April): 8.30 - 17.00
Summer opening hours: (16th April – 15th September): 8.30 - 19.30

Entrance fee: EUR 2.50. 

Opening and closing times as well as entrance fees, are subject to alterations without notice. Visitors are advised to check before visiting.

Facts

Cyprus
27 Jun 2018
In short
Imagine, being in a desert-like landscape knowing you are amongst some of Cyprus' most ancient tombs. Lying about two kilometres north-west of Paphos harbour lies the Tomb of the Kings Archeological Site. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The site contains carved rocks that date back to the Hellenistic and early Roman periods.

Coordinates

Tombs of the Kings
Lat: 34.775455000, Long: 32.405683000

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