Tombs of the Kings

  • Location

    Tombs of the Kings Avenue 63, Chloraka, Paphos

  • Tickets

    For organised groups consisting of more than 10 persons there is a 20% reduction on the entry fees.
    The Department of Antiquities can issue special entry cards for all its museums and ancient monuments: One (1) day entry cards - €8,50, three (3) day entry cards - €17,00, seven (7) day entry cards - €25,00.

  • Opening Times

    April 16 - September 15, daily: 08:30 - 19:30
    September 16 - April 15, daily: 08:30 - 17:00

    All year round.
    Closed on Christmas Day, New Year’s Day and Easter Sunday (Greek Orthodox).

  • Phone

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Part of the Kato Paphos Archaeological Park, the renowned 'Tombs of the Kings' hold significant historical value in Cyprus, being recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1980.

These imposing subterranean tombs were intricately carved into solid rock, originating from the Hellenistic and Roman eras. Although not actually meant for kings, these burial grounds were primarily reserved for esteemed officials and aristocrats. Nevertheless, due to their impressive scale and adorned with Doric pillars, the tombs earned their majestic title.

Drawing inspiration from the dwellings of the living, some tombs boast burial chambers that open into a peristyle atrium. Notably, these designs resemble tombs found in Alexandria, indicating the close ties between the two cities during the Hellenistic period.

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