The principle religion in Cyprus is Orthodoxy. The biggest part of Cyprus population (around 78% of the total population) belong to the Greek Orthodox Church of Cyprus. The Turkish – Cypriots (18%) are Muslim. There are also other minorities such as the Maronites and the Armenian Apostolics, Jewish and Roman Catholics which make up about 4%.

The Greek – Orthodox Church unlike the Western Church emphasizes on the resurrection of Jesus rather than his birth and therefore Easter is a much bigger celebration. Even if it recognized the seniority and prestige of the ecumenical patriarch in Constantinople, remains autonomous.

In the Orthodox Church, the most important activity is the liturgy. It recognized seven sacraments: baptism in infancy, followed by confirmation with consecrated oil, penance, the Eucharist, matrimony, ordination, and unction in times of sickness or when near death.

In Cyprus, there are many Churches in each town and village, each one devoted to a different Saint, or to the Virgin Mary. Most people attend Church during festivities such as Christmas, Easter, weddings, christenings, funerals or on Sundays. Apart from the many Churches there are also many monasteries which can be dated thousands of years ago.

Below you can see the full list of churches in Cyprus. If you would like to see our full list of monasteries visit: Cyprus monasteries

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Cyprus churches by location (district)

Agia Kiriaki Chapel

The Agia Kiriaki Chapel is located 5 kilometres northeast of the village of Agros in the Limassol district. It is a church similar to tha...

Agia Anna Chapel

Leaving the Fini village and taking the road towards the south there is a mountain cliff where the chapel of Agia Anna is built. With money ...

Agia Christina Church

Agia Christina Church is situated in Limassol, in Germasogeia. The small Church was built during the 12th century and restored in 1996. Duri...

Agia Katerini Royal Chapel

The Royal Chapel of Agia Katerini is located at a small distance from the Nicosia-Limassol Highway at the west end of the village Pyrga.&nbs...

Agia Marina Chapel - Fini

A little further out from the village of Fini, in-between the plain at the location vines, surrounded by trees and bushes and at a close dis...

Agia Marina Chapel - Potamiou

The Agia Marina chapel, the main church of the community is located in the entrance of Potamiou village in the Limassol district. It is a...

Agia Marina Church - Analyontas

To the east of the village of Analyontas, between the graphical houses, is the church of Agia Marina. It is the main church of the village. ...

Agia Marina Church - Asgata

The chapel of Agia Marina is located in the Asgata village in the district of Limassol. The chapel is at the eastern side of the village nex...

Agia Paraskevi church

Agia Paraskevi church is located in the city of Geroskipou in Paphos. The Byzantine church of Agia Paraskevi is worldwide recognised as an e...

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Agia Katerini Royal Chapel

The Royal Chapel of Agia Katerini is located at a small distance from the Nicosia-Limassol Highway at the west end of the village Pyrga.&nbs...

Agioi Anargyroi Church

Somewhere near the centre is the three part church of the village, dedicated to Agious Anryrous , Kosma and Damiano. The church was built...

Agios Antonios Byzantine church

Agios Antonios Church is one of the most important Byzantine churches in Cyprus. The church is located at Kellia, in the city of Larnaca and...

Agios Georgios Arperas church

Agios Georgios Arperas Church can be found in the Tersefanou village in Larnaca near the Angeloktisti Church. The Agios Georgios or Saint Ge...

Agios Mamas Chapel - Alaminos

The chapel of Agios Mamas was built during the 15th century. It was built at the foot of the village and until 1992 it operated every day as...

Agios Mamas Church - Alaminos

At the east of the village of Alaminos is the church of Agios Mamas. The church  was built in 1992. The large temple was dedicated to A...

Agios Nektarios Chapel

The chapel of Agios Nektarios is located in Kalavasos village in the Larnaca district at the location of Agiou Kalogirou. It is located nort...

Agios Thoma Church

The chapel of Agios Thomas is located in the village of Oroklini in the Larnaca district. It was an old monastery and it is said to have bee...

Agiou Lazarou Church

The church of Agiou Lazarou is built on the beach zone of Larnaca and is a worshiping centre of Agiou Lazarou in Cyprus. The relationship of...

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Agia Kiriaki Chapel

The Agia Kiriaki Chapel is located 5 kilometres northeast of the village of Agros in the Limassol district. It is a church similar to tha...

Agia Anna Chapel

Leaving the Fini village and taking the road towards the south there is a mountain cliff where the chapel of Agia Anna is built. With money ...

Agia Christina Church

Agia Christina Church is situated in Limassol, in Germasogeia. The small Church was built during the 12th century and restored in 1996. Duri...

Agia Marina Chapel - Fini

A little further out from the village of Fini, in-between the plain at the location vines, surrounded by trees and bushes and at a close dis...

Agia Marina Chapel - Potamiou

The Agia Marina chapel, the main church of the community is located in the entrance of Potamiou village in the Limassol district. It is a...

Agia Marina Church - Asgata

The chapel of Agia Marina is located in the Asgata village in the district of Limassol. The chapel is at the eastern side of the village nex...

Agios Mamas Church

The church of Agios Mamas is located at the south part of the Troodos mountain range, at the village Louvaras at a distance of about 27 kilo...

Agios Mnasonas

To the west side of Potamiou village in the district of Limassol, are the ruins of the chapel dedicated to Agio Mnasona. It is a church of 3...

Agiou Therapon Church

The church of Agios Therapon is located in the centre of the village of Agios Therapontas  in the Limassol district. The construction o...

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Agia Marina Church - Analyontas

To the east of the village of Analyontas, between the graphical houses, is the church of Agia Marina. It is the main church of the village. ...

Agios Georgios Church - Arediou

The main church in the village of Arediou is dedicated to Agios Georgios and is located in the center of the village in the Nicosia district...

Agios Kournouta Chapel

The ruins of the Agios Kournouta chapel are in the area of a hill called kandaros in the village of Agrokipia in the Nicosia district. Th...

Agios Nikolaos tis Stegis church

Agios Nikolaos tis Stegis church or Saint Nicholas of the Roof is situated in a central area of the Troodos mountain range, in the upper Sol...

Agios Sozomenos Church

The church of Agios Sozomenos is built in the centre of the old village of Galata which belongs to the geographical region of Solea. The ...

Agiou Avxiviou Church

When in 1875 the temple was reconstructed, it was located at the edge of the village and particularly away from the community houses because...

Archangel Michael church

Archangel Michael church is in the main part of Cyprus, within the Troodos mountains range, some of the most significant monuments of the hi...

Archangelos Michael Chapel

In the village of Vyzakia , in the Nicosia district there is a very old church which is dedicated to Archangel Michael. Previously it was th...

Metamorfosis tou Sotiros church

Metamorfosis tou Sotiros church (Transfiguration of the Saviour) is situated in the mountain range of Troodos, eastern of the village of Pal...

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Agia Paraskevi church

Agia Paraskevi church is located in the city of Geroskipou in Paphos. The Byzantine church of Agia Paraskevi is worldwide recognised as an e...

Agia Solomoni Church and catacombs

Agia Solomoni Church is situated just 1 k.m. away from Kato Paphos port and was originally a Christian catacomb and is home to 12th century ...

Agia Thekla Church

To the east of the village of Pomos in the Paphos district   is the chapel of Agia Thekla. It is a simple temple with a semi curve...

Agia Varvara Chapel

The chapel of Agia Varvara is located at the Argaka village in the Paphos district. It used to operate as a monastery however we do not know...

Agioi Pente Martyres Chapel (Five Holly Witnesses)

North of the Kouklia village at a distance of 1-2 kilometres from the village is the chapel of the Agioi Pente Martyres (Five Holly Witnesse...

Agios Andronikos Church

The church of Agios Andronikos is located in Polis – Chrysochous and the Paphos district. It is a one room church with an arch and is a te...

Agios Evpsihios Church

In the centre of the village of Pomos is the church of Agio Evpsihios. According to the Evangelist Mathew, Agios Evpsihios lived and dies du...

Agios Georgios Chapel (Kouklia)

The chapel of Agios Georgios is located in the area of Ha-Potami which is southeast of the Kouklia village. The chapel was built outside the...

Agios Konstantinos and Agia Eleni Chapel (Kouklia)

The chapel of Agios Konstantinos and Agia Eleni is located on a mountainside, northeast and at a distance of 2-3 kilometres outside Kouklia ...

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