Cyprus.com

Facts about Cyprus


Area: 9,251 sq km
Capital: Nicosia
Language: Greek, Turkish
Currency: Euro
  Turkish Lira
Population: 784,301
Coastline: 648 sq km

Home > Going Out > Historical Places > Agia Napa > Makronissos Tombs

Makronissos Tombs

West of Agia Napa, at the locality of Makronissos, the Department of Antiquities has completed the excavation of nineteen rock-cut tombs, which have been the target of illegal digging since 1872. In the east of the tombs a small sanctuary has been excavated while part of an ancient quarry adjacent to the tombs has also been uncovered.
The tombs, in general, consist of a stepped road which leads down to a rectangular entrance. Most of the chambers are almost identical. They are all provided with a rectangular trench in the middle, slightly lower than the floor of the road and three benches at the side of the chambers.

Agia Napa Monastery

Agios Antonios

Agia Varvara Chapel

The Makronissos Tomb

Agia Mavri

Home | About Us | Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Disclaimer |