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St. Solomon's Catacombs, Paphos

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#9 of 15 in Historic Sites in 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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  • With pleasure visited this incredible place. Very interesting history and tradition to tie a piece of their clothing on the tree growing near.
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  • A very small site, more like a church than the catacombs we were expecting. Free and hard to miss, by the road and with a brown sign.  more »
  • After walking past this many time we finally decided to go look so pleased that we did as it is fantastic there are notice boards telling you about them and the tree outside with the ribbons on it doe...  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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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.
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