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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  • WHAT A BEAUTIFUL DAWN!!! Highly recommend to see! View of the whole Protaras! Gorgeous photos are obtained!
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  • Lovely little church overlooking Protaras. Worth a visit if in the area, not too many steps and good condition with hand rail. Can use the car park near the shop/bar at the bottom.  more »
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  • Magnificent location with GREAT views. Prophet Elias is a charming Greek chapel at Protaras area in famagusta district of the Republic of Cyprus
  • This Byzantine-style chapel was built on a granite rock in 1984, on the site of an old chapel of the XIV century, at an altitude of 100 m above sea level. Has a bell tower. Next to this church grows the "Tree of desires". A rather steep stone staircase leads to the place of Profitis Ilias, in which there are 160 steps. From the ledges and from the top of the rock there are uplifting views of the surroundings.
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