ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITES

When the history of a place starts 10,000 years ago…

Paphos is recognised as a World Heritage Site; explore the vast sites throughout the Paphos District.


Tomb of the Kings, Paphos

The Tomb of the Kings is a large necropolis located 2km north-west of Paphos Harbour. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The underground tombs, which date back to the 4th century BC, are carved out of solid rock, and are thought to have been the burial sites of Paphitic aristocrats and high officials up to the 3rd century BC.

This is an extensive historical site covering the west side of Kato Paphos, containing several sites of antiquity, including the famous Paphos Mosaics, Saranta Kolones Castle and the Odeion.


Kato Paphos Archaeological Park, Paphos

The Archaeological Park of Kato Paphos is one of the most important ancient monuments in Cyprus. On the site, were excavated monuments and artefacts from the pre-historic period until the Middle Ages. Among the most important remains that were excavated until now are four Roman period villas with mosaics.

Also in the Archaeological Park is the Saranta Kolones, a castle from the Byzantine period. It was built in the 7th century AC and destroyed by an earthquake in 1223 AC.

The Archaeological Park is next to Kato Paphos Harbour. With a very big parking area and buses connecting the area to everywhere in Paphos.