St. Solomon's Catacombs, Paphos

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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.
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  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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.
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  • Great place to explore once you find the entrance which is quite hidden. Some sort of sign would help. The map marker was in the wrong place though, I’ve just moved it to the entrance!
  • Definantly worth a visit. Entrance to catacombs is slightly hidden, however it's a beautiful place that will take you at least 30 mins to explore.
  • This well worth a look round it's a hidden gem walked past it a few times glad we finally found it and git the chance to look round there is notice boards telling you about the history and the tree outside with all the ribbons on
  • Nice place for a quick visit .free of charge too
  • Found it by accident and had a good 30 minutes exploring. Would encourage all to pass by and see.

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