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Church of Profitis Elias, Protaras
(4.8/5 based on 1,500+ reviews on the web)
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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  • This tiny Orthodox Church sits at the top of a hill and is worth climbing the 160 plus steps to reach it. At sunset the views are beautiful. The church is ornately decorated inside and you can walk th...  more »
  • were in may 2016. View from the mountains stunning. The Church itself was rebuilt again, and somehow there is no feeling of peacefulness and tranquility. As a museum exhibit.
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  • Beautiful views of Protaras and the sea. It is worth to climb the many stairs. Beautiful
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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!