Tombs of the Kings

Local nameKings Tomb 1
LocationPaphos

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.

Although the tombs have been known and casually explored for centuries, they were first subjected to systematic excavation in the later 1970s and the 1980s under the direction of Dr Sophocles Hadjisavvas, former Director of Antiquities of the Republic of Cyprus.

Tags Archaeological Site
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Opening hours

Sep 16 - Apr 15:
Mon - Sun: 8:30 am - 5 pm

Apr 16 - Sep 15:
Mon - Sun: 8:30 am - 7:30 pm

Admission

Single ticket: € 2.50

More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tombs_of_the_Kings_(Paphos)

Official website http://www.mcw.gov.cy/mcw/da/da.nsf/All/238DE8D409BF6077C225719B0039F785?OpenDocument

Phone +357 26306217

Coordinates 34°46'29.404" N 32°24'25.165" E

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