The tomb belongs to the cemetery of the Hellenistic city of Kydonia and attests the relations of the city with Hellenistic Alexandria. It dates to the end of the 4th and the first half of the 3rd century B.C.
Large, rock-cut family tomb. A long dromos with steps leads to the entrance. Nine burial chambers with doors are arranged around a large central space. The names of the deceased are written above each door. The tomb is preserved under a modern building and can be visited by the public after arrangement with the Ephorate of Antiquities.
In 1981, the 25th Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities carried out a salvage excavation.