The Tombs of the Kings is a large necropolis lying about two kilometres north of Paphos harbour in Cyprus. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The underground tombs, many of which date back to the 4th century BC, are carved out of solid rock, and are thought to have been the burial sites of Paphitic aristocrats and high officials up to the third century AD. Some of the tombs feature Doric columns and frescoed walls. Archaeological excavations are still being carried out at the site. The tombs are cut into the native rock, and at times imitated the houses of the living.
The tombs have been known and casually explored for centuries. The oldest modern account was written by Richard Pockocke, in 1783.
Sep 16 - Apr 15:
Mon - Sun: 8:30 am - 5 pm
Apr 16 - Sep 15:
Mon - Sun: 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
Single ticket: € 2.50
Phone +357 26306217
Address (Unnamed Road), 8015, Cyprus
Coordinates 34°46'29.404" N 32°24'25.165" E