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The church is built on a high rock (about 115 meters).
The church is named after the prophet Elijah, mentioned in the Old Testament of the Bible. In the 9th century BC, he was sent by God to earth to point out to the sinful Israelite king Ahab and his wife Jezebel about their misdeeds. But the cruel king reacted aggressively and even threatened to kill the prophet.
The Prophet Elijah had to hide in a cave, and a raven in its beak brought him food. The widow and her son helped the wanderer, languishing with hunger and thirst. Soon the widow's son died after an illness. Elijah, in gratitude to the woman, resurrected her son.
Every year in the Church of the Prophet Elijah there are celebrations in honor of the saint,
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Topic: Church of Ayios Elias (Church of the Prophet Elias) in Cyprus, Protaras resort.