St. Solomon's Catacombs, Paphos

3.6
#9 of 15 in Historic Sites in Paphos
Tour the ancient passageways and tombs of St. Solomon's Catacombs, the remains of an underground church with 12th-century frescoes and a holy water site. Some researchers have shown that the area was used as a burial place during the Hellenistic era. View the dark, humid chamber where people prayed many centuries ago (and some still do). Look for a large tree that grows from the structure's walls: tying a ribbon around its branch will improve your health, according to a local legend. The lack of historical data for this site makes it a place of mystery, and a special spot for the locals. Plan to visit St. Solomon's Catacombs and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Paphos attractions using our Paphos tour itinerary planner.
Create an itinerary including St. Solomon's Catacombs
map
St. Solomon's Catacombs Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
420 reviews
Google
4.5
TripAdvisor
  • August 16, 2017
    To me the word catacomb is vast tunnels. 2 holes in the wall is what the call a catacomb. No explanation of the area. The tree outside is is full of handkerchiefs also with no explanation. We were luc...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    They told us that we would recognize it by the white ribbons, and we did, it's hard to miss as you walk the main road. A very small but beautiful and quiet site. The Catacombs of St. Solomon. You migh...  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    Actually, if you are not fully explored the location and head decided to plunge into the local kamennolomni, for starters, you get into wild man-made caves with all types of bird droppings, zakopchenyh ceilings and other delights of cave life in some areas enough fridge, keep this in mind, and something else sploheet inside and wonder when you will find. At the moment in one of the biggest caves worth art installation from threads and ropes, but at one time visit. Most Holy Solomonii room a little further, as it turns out, if you're a civilized tourist and walk only on signs, in wild caves, perhaps you didn't get, but little did. Here are pointers, inside is equipped with lighting, but it does not work exactly in the evening, checked, so if you go in the evening, then grab your flashlights. Inside a few small premises and a descent into the cave with a well visible, at the bottom of the water is always. In one of the rooms are icons, candles and apparently small offerings. Part of the premises closed for visiting bars. For unbelievers, but the curious will come up one at a time to visit.
    View original
Google
  • May 24, 2017
    We stumbled by this place by accident, it was wonderful to explore it and read about it online. Sadly there was no signs that explain what this place is so we had to check online. People make a wish and tie a piece of cloth or something personal on the tree. Cool tradition.
  • January 12, 2016
    It's a cool viewpoint in a sunny day!
  • February 9, 2017
    Prayer under the tree, the entrance is without seeing. Valaisemattomat dungeons, with housing.
    View original
  • August 21, 2016
    Walking here and there, relax. You have to be prepared for the fact that not everywhere is here.
    View original
  • June 6, 2016
    Really not bad and most importantly free tour of the numerous catacombs of St. Solomonii! Take photo and video camera! Especially good to visit the catacombs with the company!
    View original

Plan your trip to Paphos

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Paphos

A vacation favorite, Paphos is equipped with a wide range of accommodations to cater to its scores of visitors. Beachside hotels are plentiful, with many located in the bustling Kato Pafos neighborhood. Bed and breakfasts tend be farther from the sea but offer heaps of character as well as good value for money. If you're planning a longer stay in the city, consider renting a villa. These vary considerably in amenities and price, with many of the larger properties located in Paphos' scenic outskirts.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Paphos by other users

9 days in Cyprus BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Cyprus BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS October, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in Cyprus BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM October, culture, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: October, culture, relaxing, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Cyprus BY A USER FROM CYPRUS June, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: June, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Paphos BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM March, outdoors, popular PREFERENCES: March, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Paphos BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM March, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: March, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Cyprus BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Cyprus BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Cyprus BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM December, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: December, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Paphos BY A USER FROM CYPRUS October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Cyprus BY A USER FROM SLOVENIA December, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Cyprus BY A USER FROM SLOVENIA October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans