Church of Profitis Elias, Protaras

With a typical orthodox interior that features biblical images on walls and ceilings, Church of Profitis Elias stands above towns and valleys overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. You'll need to climb some 150 stairs to reach this small stone church with one dome and a bell tower, built in Byzantine style. Visitors often tie a piece of cloth or a ribbon to a nearby tree, signifying a remembrance of a loved one. At the top, you'll be 100 m (330 ft) above area surroundings with expansive views of the bay bellow. Be sure to take water with you, as the climb can be tiring. To visit Church of Profitis Elias on your trip to Protaras, use our Protaras trip website .
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  • The church of Profit Elias is great once you have climbed the very steep steps, the views are amazing, there is a small gift hut at the top, back down the steps you can have the best frappe  more »
  • The chapel on the Hill of Protaras, which offers a stunning view of the surrounding area. Walking up the Hill on steep stairs, there are benches for rest. Be sure to visit this church.
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  • In the evening we looked up this little chapel at the top of high hills, which nicely Protaras was lit up and as you can see-the main road within easy reach. Parking is solved (free of charge). However many stairs leading up, heat is not recommended to go up. Within a short description can be found in the history of the chapel. Perhaps Needless to say: nice views of protarasra. Definitely worth a detour.
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  • What a lovely church. Only takes a few minutes to climb the steps but well worth it as the views are amazing. There's plenty of shade under trees and a little shack that sells souvenirs and cold drinks to be found! Worth the visit!
  • A beautiful, serene church located high above Protaras. Offers great views. Not easy to get to. No disabled access.
  • A church is on the hill. If you climb up there you will have a good view on the sea and Protaras. It is also possible to see a nice sunset in the evening.
  • My favourite place, definitely worth a visit 😍
  • Nice place, especially during night. Route is lighted, clean, safe.
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