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Church of Profitis Elias, Protaras

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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. Arrange your visit to Church of Profitis Elias and discover more family-friendly attractions in Protaras using our Protaras vacation generator.
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  • Beautiful old church, but have to climb many steps to get to , in fact this was my daily exercise before breakfast because my hotel was just 10 minutes walk , lovely views 
  • Beautiful, little church situated high up. Could be pretty hard going for some as you have to walk up many steps to get there! Lovely views once up there and the church is open so you can go inside an...  more »
  • A beautiful place. You need to climb up the Hill, there are 2 trails, one discreet, among the rocks behind the Church. There is a "tree" with ribbons, fenechkami and photos-as I understand it, here you can ask about something of the Prophet Elijah, and many hang up pictures and notes of those who are no longer with us, sadly-light place. A good overview of the area around there are benches. Bottom lives a gaggle of friendly cats and there is a small café.
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  • Beautiful building with amazing paintings inside. What a view from the top. The steps are killer, but we'll worth the walk.
  • Some amazing views once you climb to to the top
  • Good view point a must see on your travels.
  • Love the views from here so peaceful,oh and there is 160 steps to the top!!!
  • Wonderful view..worth going up the stairs!