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. To visit Church of Profitis Elias on your trip to Protaras, use our Protaras trip website.
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  • Came here last week with my son as we were staying within walking distance. What a beautiful little church – the interior was a delight and the surrounding trees layered in colourful ribbons were... 
    Came here last week with my son as we were staying within walking distance. What a beautiful little church – the interior was a delight and the surrounding trees layered in colourful ribbons were...  more »
  • abs georgeous church in a very peaceful location on top of a massive rock worth a visit ,stunning views off the sea and protarads ,trees full off ribbons as blessings for loved ones abs stunning place 
    abs georgeous church in a very peaceful location on top of a massive rock worth a visit ,stunning views off the sea and protarads ,trees full off ribbons as blessings for loved ones abs stunning place  more »
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  • Beautiful church located on top of a hill that overlooks Protaras. We received a warm welcome from the local cats after conquering the steep staircase!
  • Worth a visit. You won’t be disappoint. Great views after a small climb up the rock.

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