The 'Tombs of the Kings' is a large Necropolis found around two kilometers north of Paphos Harbour in Cyprus. It is a fantastic archaeological UNESCO World Heritage Site that will reward any visitor with an interest in ancient history.e
Evidence suggests that it was built during the Hellenistic period ( 3rd Century B.C). Despite that the name refers to a burial ground for Kings, the truth is that no Kings have been buried there. The 'Tombs of the Kings' was the place where the higher administrative officers and distinguished Ptolemaic personalities and their siblings were buried.
When visiting this site you will see this dessert like area, with the sound of the ocean and its breeze coming your way, it will make you feel like you are back in time. Try closing your eye and listening to the waves and capture that moment with a photo!
Be sure to allow some time to explore these grounds as the structures are found over a vast area and please also make sure to see the open atrium which is found below ground level. You can cool off on a sunny day and really capture some great photos here too.
The Tombs are carved out of solid rock and are characterized by an underground open aired, peristyled rectangular atrium. As stated by the Cypriot Department of Antiques, the tombs architectural characteristics directly relate them to the Hellenistic prototypes from Alexantria, Pergamon and Priene.