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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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  • Do not miss it if you visit the area of Protaras in Cyprus. While approaching the area of Protaras you will see a chapel on hill. The Chapel of Saint Elias (Prophitis Elias). Go there during the early...  more »
  • Beautiful place to visit lovely wee chapel at the top with an unbelievable view of Protars and surrounding era.  more »
  • Beautiful lookout. Lovely place. The Chapel itself, as far as I understand, the historical and architectural value has no. It is relatively new.
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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!