A little piece of history…
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.
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