Church of Profitis Elias, Protaras

#1 of 25 in Historic Sites in Famagusta District
Must see · Church · Tourist Spot
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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  • This little chapel will always be in my memories. My grandparents had a home not far away from here at all. In fact it’s still there! Unfortunately they aren’t with us anymore but coming back to...  more »
  • A nice little church at the top of the hill. Amazing 360 degrees view. You can basically see the whole city and coast line. Both day and night visits are worth it. great place to go for a walk and...  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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