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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. To visit St. Solomon's Catacombs on your trip to Paphos, use our Paphos holiday planner.
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  • Came upon this little gem by accident, it is not far to walk to on the main road out of town from the harbour 5 minutes It is obviously a sacred place for locals with many tributes tied everywhere and...  more »
  • The Agia Solomoni catacomb is a small but fascinating glimpse of history and belief. If you wish for something you hang a handkerchief or similar on the tree or the gateway. It's not recorded if wishe...  more »
  • Location is free to enter and can only take a few minutes to see. There are locked gates blocking entry to 2 catacomb locations inside, but these gates, as with the main tree at street level, have soc...  more »
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  • 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.
  • It's a cool viewpoint in a sunny day!
  • Prayer under the tree, the entrance is without seeing. Valaisemattomat dungeons, with housing.
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  • Walking here and there, relax. You have to be prepared for the fact that not everywhere is here.
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  • 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!
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