Profitis Elias church is situated on the hill in Protaras. It is said to take 156 steps to climb up to the hilltop church. The church offers stunning views of Protaras and its surroundings. There are trees of rememberance that sit close by – a local custom is to tie something to one of the branches in rememberance of a loved one. The church itself is an insight into the Orthodox church in Cyprus.


The interior of the church is quite breathtaking and unique. The walls and ceilings of Profitis Elias church are decorated with vivid biblical images. If you visit in the late evening you may experience a breathtaking sunset over Protaras. To get to this location, take the main road out of Protaras. At night the church is lit up so that it is even more breathtaking in its beauty. It is worth visiting Profitis Elias church for a chance to experience the spiritual as well as historical side of Protaras.



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