Trip Planner: Europe / Cyprus / Famagusta District / Paralimni / Protaras / Church of Profitis Elias
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.
Church of Profitis Elias Reviews
It’s a beautiful little church on top of the hill and requires going up by steep stairs but on my POV it’s worth. You can visit inside as well even if find the doors closed you can open(always... more »
Even if you are reasonable fit its still a hard slog with not much reward for all your effort. Take a photo from the road below then forget about it. more »
Worth climbing up the 150 something steps to visit Monte Elias church in Protaras. Lovely paintings inside. Ribbons of remembrance tied to tree outside. Lovely views of Protaras. Would imagine the views would look spectacular at night. Also a little souvenir shop behind the church.
Very beautiful byzantine church. You need to take the stairs to reach it. It has a really nice panoramic view of Fig Tree Bay. Better to visit at sunset.
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