The Makronissos Τombs, a Hellenistic necropolis, lie behind the crystal-clear waters of the 500 m long Nissi beach in the western part of Ayia Napa. The site features nineteen stone-cut tombs, a small altar, and an ancient quarry. The sanctuary, a simple enclosure, is made from large blocks; the tombs are believed to have housed large clay sarcophagi.
The tomb’s rectangular entrance originally closed with one or two slabs, and Pyres were found on the surface, characteristic of Greek burial customs. Most of the chambers are almost identical, with a rectangular trench in the middle and three benches at the side.
The museum is open all year round (except on public holidays) with free entry. Opening and closing times and entrance tickets may change from time to time so it’s best to check before visiting.