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A little piece of history…
At a walking distance of just two kilometers from Paphos Harbour, you will find the unique necropolis of Tombs of the Kings; a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1980.
In its desert like landscape, the only sounds are waves crashing on rocks.
The Tombs of the Kings contain a set of well-preserved underground tombs and chambers used by residents of Nea Pafos during the Hellenistic and Roman periods. Influenced by ancient Egyptian tradition, resemble houses for the living and despite the name, the tombs were not actually used by royalty; they earned the title from their grand appearance.
Cut into the native rock, the seven excavated tombs are scattered over a wide area; with the burial chambers opening onto a peristyle atrium below ground level, surrounded by Doric pillars and frescoed walls. Other tombs have cavities built into the walls where bodies were stored.
The tombs have been known and were explored for centuries. Many discoveries have been made as a result of systematical excavations. It is reported that much of the information related to the tombs was lost over time. It is believed that many of the tombs were rich in expensive grave goods, that were lost due to grave robbers. Also, the tombs’ proximity to the seaside hindered the preservation of the buried bodies. Despite those obstacles, the historical significance of the Tombs is well established among experts and locals.
HOW TO GET THERE
By Bus –Catch Bus 603 from Elysia Park to the Harbour and Bus 615 from the Harbour to Tombs of the kings – 1,50€ per person, per route or a daily ticket of 5€ per person.
Taxi – Approximately 2€ per person
HOURS OF VISIT
The winter hours (16/9-15/4) are Monday-Sunday from 8:30 to 17:00. The summer hours (16/4-15/9) are Monday-Sunday from 8:30 to 19:30, with the final tickets being issued at 19:00.
The entrance fee for the tomb is only 2.50€. For groups comprised of more than 10 people, there is a 20% discount on the entrance fees.
WHAT TO TAKE
Do not forget your hat, sunglasses, sun cream and preferably long sleeves to cover yourself from the sun, as well as your camera for some amazing photo opportunities.
Where do i start! Elysia Park is the most fantastic place to stay if you are considering to come to Cyprus Paphos.
They are welcoming, friendly and hospitable. The customer service is impeccable… I appreciate everything Elysia Park has done to make our stay that extra special.
Elysia Park will always be recommended if you ever wanted to stay somewhere that is also reasonably priced.
I will definitely come back again!
‘The Elysia Park is were all the wedding guests stayed and it was definitely worth every penny. The room was cosy with everything you needed, especially air conditioning. The pool and sunbathing area was a large area and the restaurant and bar provided great food and drink. The walk to Paphos town centre is around 25 mins or you can catch the 603 bus which runs hourly till around 8pm, taxis are around 10 euros. A great venue to stay’
We are very pleased with our stay at Elysia Park! The apartments are spacious, clean, and equipped with everything you need. There are two very nice pools. The food and the cocktails in the restaurant are good, and the staff is super polite. There is a mini market and pharmacy in the complex. The receptionists are helpful and kind. Our flight back home was late at the evening, and they not only let us stay at the pool after we’ve checked out but gave us a key to a room that we can use for an hour to take a shower and get ready to travel.
The best service ever, very clean and quiet, nice pools and very good security. Marios and Savvas in the reception are the nicest people, very patients and friendly and the restaurant in the resort is really good. Every 3 days they clean the apartment, and you get towels for the pool. There is parking space next to the apartment and the team helps with everything
To hire a car is recommended because it is 10 minutes’ drive from the beach .
Stayed with family and friends to celebrate our daughter’s wedding at Minthis Hills. Cannot fault the accommodation or helpfulness of everyone at Elysia Park. Would highly recommend. Denise and Barry Wardman.’
We liked the option to check in, in advance, so when we arrived the process was very quick and the man at the reception was very nice and welcoming! The food, pools, massage, everything was great!!! The hotel crew were the best of the best, very polite and helping of every need. They even agreed to extend our late check out request for a small additional fee, which really helped us. This hotel is more for larger groups- family/ friends, so they don’t get into separate rooms in a regular hotel. We were a group of 6 girls, and we rented a penthouse, and it was just what we needed. Overall stay at Elysia park was perfect!
Disliked · Nothing! Best hotel we could ever have at Cyprus for a group of friends!
the apartment was very clean. the communal areas were also kept exceptionally tidy. the staff were so helpful and friendly, nothing was too much trouble
1st time visit, Outstanding service would highly recommend, we rented a town house was above our expectations.
Very convenient park with big pools and a playground for kids. The apartments are huge and have separated bedrooms for kids and the parents and a big living room. The kitchen is well equipped with everything. There is a restaurant inside the hotel with delicious food and an option for buffet breakfast – open all day. The staff is very friendly and helpful and the cleanness of all the parks are great. You can stay at this place for months!
You feel the care about guests in every detail: the territory, pools, well-furnished apartments. We had everything we needed. There are plenty of parking lots so you can leave the car near your block. Good Wi-Fi, huge terrace ❤️ The property is located in a quite area, no noise will bother you. And within a short walk you’ll find cafés and supermarkets. Getting to the beach will take you ~20-30 mins of walk, or 5 mins by car. The receptionists were extremely helpful with everything. Really enjoyed our stay!
Cyprus is an amazing country and Elysia Park is excellent accommodation. We had a 3-bedroom apartment which was well equipped and very comfortable. The apartment was cleaned every 3 days and towels replaced. There are 2 main pools and plenty of sun loungers. There is a very good on-site restaurant with a varied menu for all tastes. All staff were approachable and friendly. It is definitely a place to return to for a relaxing holiday.
It was our first-time visiting Cyprus and we were so impressed. The standard of the accommodation was amazing. Very clean and excellent, modern decor and facilities. The pools, gym, restaurant, and local supermarket were all a stone throws distance away and the beach a 20-minute walk away. Staff were friendly and helpful when we wanted to book a tour, information about local attractions and booking our airport taxi. We travelled without our teenagers, but had they come along, they would’ve loved it too. We’d definitely recommend Elysia Park whether you are looking for a quiet, restful break or want to enjoy the night life down by the harbour.
Fantastic Apartment. Spent 3 weeks at Elysia Park and was upgraded on arrival. Found staff to very helpful and the facility was very clean and modern.
The cleaning staff did a great job, thoroughly cleaning the apartment top to bottom every 3 days
The apartment was clean and spacious with quality bedding and comfortable beds.
The reception staff were very helpful; I would also recommend using their transport service as polite and reasonably priced. Only 15 min walk into Pafos.
We enjoyed a Spa massage too.
My son and partner had a deep tissue massage, and I had a de-stress with express facial. I would highly recommend this treat, Petra the massage therapist was exceptional. The Spa pool was great as outdoor pools whilst inviting were not heated.
A great 6-night stay. Highly recommended for sure.
Thanks to all the staff who, despite end of season, remained friendly and hospitable.
My 4_nights stay with my family, was so comfortable and really lovely.
I enjoyed staying at the apartment, lovely pool and the perfect cleanliness.
Special thanks to Mrs Natalie for her care, kindness and hospitality.
Hope to see you again soon ❤️❤️❤️
Our experience with Elysia park was excellent!
The receptionists are Polite and kind!
Apartments are big and very convenient for short and long stay!
Central location, 2 min from center (Municipality, Makariou etc)
We will definitely visit them again.
Sotiraki Markidi 22, 8036, Paphos, Cyprus
T: (+357) 26 848 770