Ayios Epifanios Church in Protaras
The picturesque chapel of Ayios Epifanios lies on a slope of a cliff over the ruins of a former chapel. The chapel is dedicated to Ayios Epifanios, the Byzantine Bishop of Salamis.
After extensive restorations, the Holy Water and ruins were discovered that are both accessible to the public. From the church, visitors marvel at breathtaking views of Paliochori (Old Village). Paliochori was a Byzantine settlement which was ruined by the Arab attacks and raids during 632 – 964 A.D. However, the ruins of the settlement are still there.
A larger and more modern church was constructed near the old chapel with the initiative of the Ayia Napa Municipality, the Ecclesiastical Commissioners and the Clergy.