Church of the Prophet Elias

Published 27th of November, 2019

As you drive to Polis on the B7, past Miliou, you will see a sign pointing to a church. If your Greek is as basic as ours, you will need Google Translate to tell you that it is the Church of the Prophet Elias. This is good to know, because you won't be able to find it on the map. When you see how small the church is, you will understand why...

To Church Prophet Elias

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It's easy to miss this sign as you pootle along the B7 to Polis, so here's a picture of it. You will find it just after the Miliou turning.

Steep Hill

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Be prepared if you do turn off though, as the road to the church is very steep.

Nice View

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However, it is worth the trip for the views alone.

The Church Itself

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And here is the church itself. Possibly the smallest church we have seen in Cyprus.

Sad Memorial

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According to what I can understand from this, the church was built as a memorial to this young man, who died, aged 19, on the 1st January, 2009.

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