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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  • It is a system of underground tunnels with countless underground galleries. The Hill is called Fabrica and there on top of ancient mosaics. On the edge of the Hill lies the catacomb of Saint Solomonis, where believers tie handkerchiefs as votive offerings. It is impressive, but there is no sign that explains exactly what you see ...
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  • Passed these catacombs nearly every day on our walk into kato paphos. We just happened to have a look in one day out of curiosity as the attraction is not very well signed. They are fairly extensive a...  more »
  • It’s free and worth a look, you can wonder around on the hills above where there is lovely views and bits to see.  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!
  • Must visit if you haven't before
  • Interesting caves and archeological digs at no charge.
  • 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.
  • Some big caverns full of light

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