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 access to this was a good stiff climb ( 159 steps) which got the muscles moving. There was a rewarding view . Interesting little Greek Orthodox church.  more »
  • We got married below the Church five years ago and wanted to go back and relive the memories. Climbing the stars is hard work especially in the heat. People now wrap ribbons around the trees and you w...  more »
  • Well worth the effort to get to the top .lovely views and very peaceful. Surprised to learn it's not as old as it looks  more »
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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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