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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 .
Church of Profitis Elias Reviews
Beautiful church situated on top of a small hill. The walk to the church is short but steep. Avoid going in the peak temperatures. Go early AM or late afternoon. The views from the top are... more »
We walked to this church from the Hotel Evalena taking about 25 minutes. It is signposted from the main road. The church is accessible from a small park area up along flight of stone steps with a... more »
Worth climbing up the 150 something steps to visit Monte Elias church in Protaras. Lovely paintings inside. Ribbons of remembrance tied to tree outside. Lovely views of Protaras. Would imagine the views would look spectacular at night. Also a little souvenir shop behind the church.
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.
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