Tombs of the Kings

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Location: 2 km northwest of Kato Pafos (Pafos Harbour).
(34.775355, 32.405810)
Open: 16-APR to 15-SEP daily 8:30-19:30.
16-SEP to 15-APR daily 8:30-17.
Closed on Christmas Day, New Year’s Day and Easter Sunday (Greek Orthodox).
Fee: Adults EUR 2.50.
Groups (10+): 20% reduction.
Classification: SubterraneaCave Tomb
Light: n/a
Guided tours:
Accessibility: partially
Address: Tombs of the Kings, Pafos, Tel: +357-26-306-217.
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330 BC oldest tombs built.
330 AD last tombs built.
1980 inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.


The Αρχαιολογικός Χώρος Τάφων των Βασιλέων (Archaeological Site of the Tombs of the Kings) is located at the outskirts of Πάφος (Paphos) city, close to the sea. The tombs at this place form a high number of underground structures, covering a rather huge area. They were built during the days of the Cypriot city-kingdoms. Despite the name they were not only for kings, but for members of the Ptolemaic aristrocracy. The name was given to them because of some very well-decorated tombs, which even have doric pillars.