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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  • This is by the 'Handkerchief Tree' which is a puzzle to me anyway. The Catacombs are small & uncared for. The stairs into it are a serious trip hazard. Not worth the visit.  more »
  • more guidance to catacombs please. More signs and explanations what you are actually seeing and what those ribbons actually mean.  more »
  • On the road down from the old town and Mall towards the harbour on the left hand side we came upon these catacombs almost left neglected, it shows how many archaeological sites there are on the island...  more »
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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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