Tombs of the Kings

The famous ‘Tombs of the Kings’ form part of the Archaeological Park of Kato Pafos (Paphos) – one of the most important archaeological sites of Cyprus, included in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list since 1980.

Situated close to the sea in the north western necropolis of Paphos, these tombs were the last resting place of members of Pafian aristocracy who constructed them during the 4th century BC.

Painstakingly carved out of solid rock and supported by an array of Doric pillars, these deep and somewhat eerie tombs were given the ‘Royal’ title purely because the stonemasons and those who commissioned them wished to have a ‘King’ like construction for their remains.