Holidays in Tombs of the Kings

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Tombs of the Kings featuring building ruins and heritage architecture

Delve into the intricate network of underground tunnels to see a majestic series of catacombs from more than 2,000 years ago.

Meander through the eerie maze of underground burial chambers in the Tomb of the Kings. Parts of the subterranean crypt were used by the Romans and the Ptolemaics before them. The site dates back as far as the fourth century B.C. Aristocrats and other important members of society were buried in the tomb, which takes its name from its regal appearance.

Explore the intricate network of tombs to appreciate the columns, arches, staircases and elegant designs that have been built into the rock. Meditate on the site’s intriguing past while listening to the soothing sound of the sea’s waves. Enjoy panoramic views of the city’s surrounding mountains and the Mediterranean Sea.

Walk down a set of steps into a subterranean hall full of individual rooms lined with tombs. Initially, bodies were laid to rest with lavish items, such as jewelry, but the graves were looted over the years. Walk through the dark, spooky tunnels below the earth and note how these graves for the dead look like houses for the living. This is thought to have derived from the traditions of the Ancient Egyptians. Explore the seven numbered tombs on the site. Pottery and other artworks were made in the spacious atrium now designated as “number 3.”

Learn about the catacombs’ fascinating past. After the rule of Ptolemaic and Roman dynasties, early Christians built a chapel into the crypt before certain tombs were converted to workplaces and homes in the Middle Ages. Archaeologists began excavations in 1977 and are still continuing.

Visitors can enter daily between morning and evening for a small admission cost. Make sure to bring enough water to last the afternoon in the heat.

The Tomb of the Kings is located next to the coast, 2 miles (3.2 kilometers) west of the center of Paphos. Take a bus to a stop on the road of the same name as the historic landmark. Lighthouse Beach, Paphos Archaeological Park and Paphos Harbour are just south of the site.

1992 Cheap Hotels Near Tombs of the Kings

Elysium
Elysium
5 out of 5
Queen Verenikis Street, Paphos
The price is AU$226 per night from 27 Jan. to 28 Jan.
Located in Paphos, this beachfront hotel is in the historical district and within 1 mi (2 km) of Kings Avenue Mall and Tombs of the Kings. Paphos Harbour is ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (584 reviews)
"the staff were all so friendly and helpful - they made our stay. The atmosphere is so calm and relaxing. The beds are amazing too!"

Reviewed on 29 Dec. 2021

Elysium
Amavi Hotel, MadeForTwo
Amavi Hotel, MadeForTwo
5 out of 5
Poseidonos Avenue 22, Paphos
The price is AU$245 per night from 21 Jan. to 22 Jan.
Nestled on the beach, this Paphos hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Alykes Beach and Paphos Harbour. Tombs of the Kings is 2 mi (3.3 km) away.
4.8/5 Exceptional! (97 reviews)
"AMAZING! Love everything!"

Reviewed on 10 Jan. 2022

Amavi Hotel, MadeForTwo
Mayfair Hotel
Mayfair Hotel
4 out of 5
1 Paris Street, Kato Paphos, P.O. Box 62459, Paphos
This family-friendly Paphos hotel is located near the airport, within 1 mi (2 km) of Agioi Anargyroi Church, Paphos Harbour and Tombs of the Kings. Kings Avenue ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (67 reviews)
"Overall the hotel was great, very modern and clean. The variety of food on offer for breakfast, lunch and dinner was really good. So much choice and good quality. The beef Wellington was incredible and the best I’ve ever had. The service from the staff was really great in the reception and the restaurant. ..."

Reviewed on 29 Oct. 2021

Mayfair Hotel
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Top Tombs of the Kings Hotel & Accommodation Deals

Elysium
Elysium
5 out of 5
Queen Verenikis Street, Paphos
The price is AU$226 per night from 27 Jan. to 28 Jan.
Elysium
Amavi Hotel, MadeForTwo
Amavi Hotel, MadeForTwo
5 out of 5
Poseidonos Avenue 22, Paphos
The price is AU$245 per night from 21 Jan. to 22 Jan.
Amavi Hotel, MadeForTwo
Mayfair Hotel
Mayfair Hotel
4 out of 5
1 Paris Street, Kato Paphos, P.O. Box 62459, Paphos
Mayfair Hotel
Blue Lagoon Kosher Hotel
Blue Lagoon Kosher Hotel
4 out of 5
69, Tombs of the Kings Avenue, Paphos, Paphos District
The price is AU$247 per night from 12 Feb. to 13 Feb.
Blue Lagoon Kosher Hotel
2 bedroom apartment with pool in Danaos complex near the sea and all amenities.
2 bedroom apartment with pool in Danaos complex near the sea and all amenities.
Paphos
2 bedroom apartment with pool in Danaos complex near the sea and all amenities.
Quality ground floor apartment overlooking the sea. Ex large patio
Quality ground floor apartment overlooking the sea. Ex large patio
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Quality ground floor apartment overlooking the sea. Ex large patio
Avlida Hotel
Avlida Hotel
4 out of 5
Tombs of The Kings Road, Paphos
Avlida Hotel
One-Bedroom with Balcony
One-Bedroom with Balcony
Aristarchou 17-19, Paphos
One-Bedroom with Balcony
One Bed Apartment with outside space Sea viewsCentral location main bus route
One Bed Apartment with outside space Sea viewsCentral location main bus route
Paphos, Paphos
One Bed Apartment with outside space Sea viewsCentral location main bus route
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