We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Archaeological site just outside the city of Nicosia”

Konigsgraber von Tamassos
Nicosia, Nicosia, Cyprus
Level Contributor
46 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Archaeological site just outside the city of Nicosia”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2014

Tamassos is an area with a cluster of villages approx. half an hour drive from Nicosia. Many of these villages retain some of the buildings of the older settlements which are deemed to be of high cultural significance, such as churches, monasteries, schools and the famous Royal Tombs of Tamassos located in the village of Politiko.The first excavations at the site took place in 1889, and many tombs of the Late Bronze Age and two royal tombs of the Cyproarchaic period were excavated. Adjacent to these tombs the Department of Antiquities brought to light six sculptures of sphinxes and lions which protected the entrance of the tombs and can be seen at the Cyprus Museum in Nicosia. I have also seen many other Tamassos artifacts in the British Museum. More ruins have been unearthed in and around the actual village of Politiko revealing more tombs, temples, shrines and defensive walls, but many more remain hidden underneath the village.The archaeological site is closed on weekends and the entrance fee is around 2.50 euro. You can also visit the nearby villages and have a look at the old churches and houses in their center, or check out the peaceful Monastery of Agios Heracledios in Politiko with its beautiful gardens maintained by the nuns.

Visited April 2013
Helpful?
1 Thank Christiana H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

4 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    2
    2
    0
    0
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Athens
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Royal Tombs at Tamassos (Politiko village)”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2012

A tiny, yet interesting archaeological site. Visitors can see some remains from the temple of Aphrodite and two underground tombs. There are stairs one must descend to reach the tomb chamber, so a wheelchair user can only look at the tomb entrance at ground level.

The site is in Politiko village, and the ticket costs 1.70 euros.

The visit there can be combined with a visit to the Monastery of Ayios Iraklidios, where the nuns keep the gardens very beautiful.

Visited April 2012
Helpful?
3 Thank quiet_traveller_9
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Konigsgraber von Tamassos also viewed

Nicosia, Nicosia District
Nicosia, Nicosia District
 
Nicosia, Nicosia District
Nicosia, Nicosia District
 

Been to Konigsgraber von Tamassos? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing