Paphos is an interesting and intriguing place to visit as it is shrouded with ancient Greek mythology where it is said that the goddess of love and beauty, Aphrodite, was born here.
This coastal town has highly interesting archeological sites where remains of the ancient city attest to the grandeur it once had. For those who love history and archeology, one site that will definitely be of particular interest is the Tombs of the Kings in Paphos – Cyprus.
Tombs of the Kings in Paphos – Cyprus is situated in the northwestern section of the city harbour, approximately two kilometers off. It stands on the northernmost tip of Nea Paphos.
To reach Tombs of the Kings in Paphos – Cyprus, take bus no. 10 going to Apostolou Pavlou Avenue towards Fabrica Hill. From Fabrica Hill, go down Loeforos Tafon ton Vasileon for about two kilometers upon which you will reach Tomb of the Kings.
The trip takes about forty-five minutes.
What to See
The tombs and chambers were made carved from solid rock depict various architectural styles with some adorned with Doric pillars and others taking on the traditional Macedonian tombs during the ancient times.
There are several staircases that lead directly to the chambers while others will take you to some type of a courtyard surrounded by Doric pillars.
About the Tombs
The Tombs of the Kings in Paphos – Cyprus are believed to have been constructed some time during the fourth BCE where the rich locals and officials were buried from this time on until about the 3rd century CE.
An organized archeological study of the tombs started some time in the late 1970s and are still ongoing. As in Paphian tradition, the dead are buried with some of their most prized possessions such as jewelry and other personal effects.
Unfortunately, most of these are nowhere to be found as the tombs were plundered some years back, with the perpetrators taking all items of value.
The cost to enter the Tombs of the Kings in Paphos – Cyprus is ?1.70. Bus fare going to the tomb site is ?0.70.
Accommodations around Paphos are approximately from ?25 up to ?107 per person, per night.
Explorations around the Tombs of the Kings in Paphos – Cyprus will take approximately two hours hence, guests are advised to bring their own water supply.
Also, it can be pretty hot down the tombs so visitors are likewise advised to wear light clothing.