Tombs of the Kings
Tombs of the Kings
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  • Gemma H-J
    Aylesbury, United Kingdom604 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting and fun
    We had a wonderful morning at Tombs of the Kings. Our children (8 and 9) loved exploring through the tombs, playing hide and seek and IT with each other, as well as learning so much about the tombs. Lots of the tombs had a QR code which you could scan, which was really handy. The weather was lovely and hot, so going into the tombs gave some shade, but they also had some pit stop areas that were shaded. I recommend bringing plenty of water. It was so cheap for us to get in, less than €10 for all 5 of us (we had our 5 month old baby with us too).
    Visited September 2022
    Travelled with family
    Written 26 June 2023
  • Emma R
    Polegate, United Kingdom112 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fascinating
    We've been to The Tombs of the Kings numerous times over the years. The entry fee is reasonable at 2.50 euros each. Make sure you bring plenty of water and apply lots of suncream. It's better to go earlier in the day when it opens at 8:30am, as by the time you finish going round, the heat of the day would have set in.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 28 June 2023
  • Michael Strubel
    Stanmore, United Kingdom21 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great way to spend a morning
    Visited in early July. As all reviews say, take sturdy shoes, flip flops or basic shoes are not good enough. Wear a hat, bring water. Lots to see but not very well marked out, so prepare for lots of walking up and down rough terrane and stone steps with no handles. Really important to note, there is not much shade….apart from that really very interesting.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 July 2023
  • Tyler P
    Bolton, United Kingdom160 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great visit to the Tombs
    I decided to go here and see what it was like. €2.50 entry and the place was rather huge. Lots of little tombs to find and explore, fantastic scenes of Paphos and the surrounding areas. We went at 4pm and it was very very hot, advice to take plenty of water as even down in some of the tombs it's not any cooler so plenty of sun cream and water and you will be fine. My t-shirt was soaked by the time we left which gives you an idea of how warm it was and humid.Overall great experience of the tombs, we only managed just over an hour due to the heat but I would probably come after 6pm when the UV isn't as high. The place closes at 7:30pm It's a must see while here.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 4 July 2023
  • Austin
    South Yorkshire, United Kingdom292 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Meh.
    If you like history and don’t mind walking, this is for you! Cheap entrance fee. But there is no cafe or anything so take plenty of water!! There is usually an ice cream van in the car park. There is very little places to sit down and only 1 place I could see for shade (other than down inside the tombs). They seem to have removed all the information boards and instead now you have to scan QR codes. That’s a shame. I would rather read it on signs. Free parking, but also taxis waiting. Spent about an hour then I was bored. They all look the same!
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 July 2023
  • 138Paul138
    Canterbury, United Kingdom1,315 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing history but…
    It is only 2.50Euro to enter. Once inside the grounds you become aware of just how large the area is. There are no smooth paths, so it would be very bumpy for buggies and wheelchairs. However there is no accessibility into the tombs for wheelchairs. A large information board gives you a brief history of the site. However thereafter you need to scan QR codes at the entrance to each tomb to find out more. At first there is a real ‘Indiana Jones’ feel as you descend ancient steps and go inside the tombs. After a while they all look the same. There is very little shelter and no cafe onsite. Luckily it is cheap to enter, had the price been higher it would be disappointing. Investment is needed to aid better access, education and refreshment for visitors. As it stands it is worth the entrance fee to walk in the footsteps of those in 3BC.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 11 July 2023
  • MunAFC
    London, United Kingdom47 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good experience but nothing amazing
    This was a nice site to visit but it wasn't amazing. It's something to defo go visit and look at but I wouldn't go again. Recommend you bring water as it gets really hot and there's minimum shelter. Make sure you have a phone with network to use the QR codes as there no information at the tombs.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 11 July 2023
  • Ghy
    181 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hot old lady !
    The rather misleading name was soon subject of my older wife’s ire as no kings were buried here. Rather this location was the site of the resting places of local well to do people.(post death). Signage somewhat limited so we didn’t learn all that we had hoped to. But ,and its a big butt, we did get some ideas for mausoleum designs when her time comes.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 12 July 2023
  • MrsCockburn
    228 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Indiana Jones stuff!!
    First of all this site is the former resting place of the rich & not actually (from what I read) any royalty. It seems that if you could afford to be buried here in these glorious catacombs/tombs then chances are that you were indeed “somebody” . It’s incredibly open and there is little shade from the scorching summer Cypriot sun! There are a few small shelters around which did prove useful for a rest. However, remember that you are given the opportunity visit these tombs underground, where it’s lovely and cool in the shade (for a little bit and then you feel a bit like you’re being baked in a stone oven….) Take plenty of water, suntan lotion and a hat!! Oh and decent shoes too. Leave your flip flops at the hotel. Definitely worth a look. And at €2.50 pp it’s really well worth it.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 22 July 2023
  • Fi
    London, United Kingdom40 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fascinating site, well worth the 2.5 euro entrance fee.
    Fascinating site of tombs and burial niches. QR codes to scan and an audio link to listen to the history. For 2.5 euro it’s possibly the best value for money archeological site we’ve been to. Downsides are: only one area of shade. Today in 36 degree heat? There’s nowhere to hide. No bar or kiosk to buy water, so take loads. There is a good bar opposite the main entrance to the site. Lastly wear decent shoes, the steps into the mausoleums are pretty high. Take the 615 bus from Paphos if it’s too hot to walk.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 31 July 2023
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Gina R
Cheshire, UK26 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
An inexpensive visit to “The Tombs of the Kings” at Eur 2.50 each. 👍

There are toilets within the site but no other facilities / drinks available. Though there is a cafe over the road. Parking available on site.

A vast area, Sandy & stony with very deep and mostly irregular steps into the tombs. You must have a mobile to scan QR codes for info. Signage and directions around the site are largely non existent. I would describe it as unsuitable for those with mobility issues. There is not really any shade outside of the tombs themselves.
No dogs allowed.

Be sure therefore to have water, flat shoes and appropriate sun protection.

An interesting site, but in the afternoon heat…. Not knowing clear directions…..
Written 23 June 2024
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SeptemberSusan
Carshalton, UK82 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
A great insight into the burial sites of the wealthy, no kings though! Best to go early in the day as it is an exposed site with little shade and gets extremely hot. Wear sensible shoes, stony, uneven ground and lots of steps if you want to go into the tombs . Download the UNESCO app before you go. Pensioners admitted for free but you have ask, it is not offered.
Written 22 June 2024
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Lyall D
Edinburgh, UK487 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
You need snsible shoes as the paths are sand, gravel and rock. Stepss down to some of the sites are irregular and could pose a trip hazard. That said is worth a visit if you are into history. Despite the name, there were no kings buried there it was believed to be the more wealthy nobles and thieir families. Some of the sites would appear to have mulitple resting places suggesting this.
Make sure you take plenty of water as it is a large site and no cafes.
Written 18 June 2024
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Netta_Koo
Helsinki, Finland288 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Friends
Even though there were never any kings buried here (you learn the truth as soon as you get in, despite the misleading name) it's still a very interesting place to visit! You can almost feel the history while wandering around the ancient tombs and ruins. For only 2,5€ it's totally worth the visit even if you're not a history- enthusiast!
Written 6 June 2024
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hd630man
Liverpool, UK51 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
The Tomb of Kings in Paphos is a fantastic look into history. The site is quite extensive and you are in awe of how people have built the tombs. If you are visiting the best way to enjoy it, is to have a mobile phone that can scan the multiple QR codes around the site, to get the full picture. Easy to get to and not expensive.
Written 2 June 2024
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PoggyGang
Barnsley, UK586 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Entrance fee is really cheap at €2.50 and really worth a visit. Allow a few hours to look around this interesting site and see all the fantastic tombs. There are great views towards the sea and the site has lots of exits on to the coastal path.
Written 1 June 2024
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Gem_G
London, UK111 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
It is very nice to see a World Heritage Site.
€2 entrance fee is good deal.
It is amazing if you are someone who wants history, ruins and stuff.
No shop inside so make sure to bring water/snacks as the place itself is very vast.
Overall, good experience!
Written 31 May 2024
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Somerset Belle
Somerset, UK71 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
We'd heard about Tombs of the Kings before we arrived in Paphos, and we thought as our hotel was so close to the site, we'd have a quick look around for half an hour or so, just to say we had been there and seen it. But how wrong were we, we loved it! It's so interesting, and so big, it's all much better than we thought. I'm so glad we went.
Written 25 May 2024
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Pavije
Hertfordshire719 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
Worth the visit. You can catch the 611 to the bus station then it’s a quick walk into the grounds. Around 2.50 euro to enter and lots to see. You can exit onto the coastal path or back out the front. Lots of bars and eating places outside. Programmes with maps on sale and I would recommend picking one up.
Written 17 May 2024
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Monika S
11 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Worth seeing to learn more about the city but nothing extraordinary, tombs are preserved in a form of quite simple caves. It's better to read about the site before a visit as we struggled to find relevant information (QR codes are available but descriptions are insufficient). Also better to visit during colder days, wearing good, comfortable shoes.
Written 15 May 2024
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