Venturing into the tourist area of Protaras, we come across the chapel of Prophet Elias. It is built on a granite hill with almost vertical sides. In order to reach the chapel, one has to climb a set of 153 stone-built steep stairs, but once you get there, the view is mesmerising and a very popular spot to watch the sunset. The church is even more spectacular when it is lit up at night.
Although the church was rebuilt in the 1980’s, the interior is truly remarkable with classic icons common in Greek Orthodox churches. Outside the church is a tree of remembrance where tying something to the tree marks remembrance of a loved one.