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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  • A wonderful place to visit such a peaceful place. Your allowed to hang ribbons for you lost loved ones, if you get the chance to visit Cyprus this trip is a must.  more »
  • A tiny church on the top of the mountain with the best view of Cyprus. One of the best things to do while in Protaras.  more »
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  • 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.
  • Lovely views and quite sad seeing all the ribbons of remembrance tied to the trees. Puts things into perspective. 160 steps the wife counted but she didn't go into the church (another 3 steps)
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