Makronissos Tombs

  • Location

    Makronissos, Agia Napa

  • Tickets

    Free Admission

  • Opening Times

    Daily: 09:00 - 17:00

    All year round.
    Closed on Public Holidays.

  • Phone

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Located to the west of Agia Napa, the Tombs of Makronissos comprise 19 rock-cut tombs, a small sanctuary, and an ancient quarry.

The sanctuary itself is a modest rectangular enclosure, constructed from large, irregular blocks. These tombs were actively used during the Hellenistic and Roman eras. Despite facing extensive looting since 1872, archaeologists hold the belief that the deceased were originally placed in clay sarcophagi, covered with three flat tiles.

The entrance to the tombs, originally rectangular in shape, was sealed with one or two slabs. On the surface, archaeologists have discovered pyres, indicative of traditional Greek burial practices. The majority of these chambers share striking similarities, featuring a rectangular trench in the center and three benches on either side.

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