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Free and very interesting

A short walk up from the seafront, the first thing you see is an old gnarled tree covered in mostly... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
Fascinating Small Site

Situated on the side of the road leading from Paphos Harbour to the old town, Ayia Solomonis... read more

Reviewed January 6, 2019
Solihull, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to the catacombs on the way back from the harbour. Very interesting place and with spiritual significance. People have left icons around the catacombs and tied bows to the tree with mindful prayers. It is not suitable for visitors with restricted mobility. He respectful...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Tim B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On the lookout for something to visit as the storms had passed, and heard about the catacombs, wasn’t sure what to expect. For a free site I was amazed. It was just beautiful in the winter sun, to stand there, with no one around, makes...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A short walk up from the seafront, the first thing you see is an old gnarled tree covered in mostly faded fabric strips which turn out to be offerings for the 'curative' powers of the saint. Sensible shoes are needed to negotiate the steps down...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank gregoryscat
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well worth stopping as you walk passed, right on the road, look for the ribbons in the tree. If you go right down be careful of the last few steps, I ended up with a wet foot as the water was so still and clear.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Dave D
Reviewed January 6, 2019

Situated on the side of the road leading from Paphos Harbour to the old town, Ayia Solomonis Catacombs are fascinating. Easily spotted as outside is a tree with thousands of votive handkerchiefs and cloths tied to it. Down a steep and uneven set of stone...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank wendyanddavid536
Reviewed December 23, 2018 via mobile

so you can view it from the road, & take some photos from above. Or for the more adventurous you can go down the steps, there’s a hand rail but watch yer head though! There’s more steps too, but I didn’t risk them. You can...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank DeuceWooo
Reviewed December 4, 2018

We came here purely to tie a couple of hankies to the tree as an offering to wish for good health, having done a bit of research and reading other reviews. Not the easiest of tasks, though helps if you have someone tall in your...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Nikki832019
Reviewed November 25, 2018

Signposted from the main road and free to visit. Quite steep to walk up to then uneven worn steps down into the catacombs. Good views of Paphos. Combine it with visiting St Paul's pillar and The Iden for a very interesting free sightseeing half day...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank karendC8523ZI
Reviewed November 22, 2018

Good place to pass an hour or so. if you wander about here and the nearby Fabrica Hill along with St Paul's pillar you will get a taste of Paphos of old, just a stones throw away from the modern

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank emifraz
Reviewed November 16, 2018

We were staying close by and heading towards the harbour. Saw lots of items tied to the tree, so went to investigate. We spent a good 15/20 minutes wondering around. The ground and stairs are uneven so take care. This is free to enter, and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Elaine B
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July 11, 2017|
Response from stug54 | Reviewed this property |
Day light hours, otherwise tricky footing.
July 11, 2017|
Response from stug54 | Reviewed this property |
It is FREE, it,s just on the road from harbour to kings mall. Not staffed & tricky stair way ( be careful in the wet ) just ruins, amphitheatre on high ground. EXPLORE--- scattered .
chris b
February 4, 2016|
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Response from chris b | Reviewed this property |
Thank you. We did find them last year. Also a large area being newly excavated behind some houses. Looking forward to seeing how they have got on when we return in October.