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

Cyprus churches map

Cyprus churches by location (district)

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...

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 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 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 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 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 ...

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...

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Church of Saint lazarus

Agios Lazaros church or Saint Lazaros Church is situated in the center of Larnaca and is the primary place of worship of Agios Lazaros in Cy...

Panagia Lambroforousa Chapel

North of the village of Kalavassos in the district of Larnaca and at a distance of about two and a half kilometres is the chapel of Panagia ...

Panagia Theotokou Church

In the centre of the village of Kalavasos in the Larnaca district, between the stone built traditional houses is where the central church is...

Prophet Elias Chapel

The chapel of Prophet Elias is located in the village of Oroklini in the Larnaca district. It is an old chapel built at the mountain peak to...

Saint George Chapel

The Saint George Chapel is located south of Kalavasos in the district of Larnaca about three kilometres distance from the village, on the ro...

Saint George Kefala Chapel

The Saint George Kefala Chapel is located about three kilometres outside the village of Kalavassos in the Larnaca district. It is said that ...

The old church of Archangel Michael

The old church of Archangel Michael is located in the village of Oroklini in the Larnaca district. At the foothills of the mountain north of...

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Church of Timiou Prodromou

The church of Timiou Prodromou was built east of the village of Agros in the Limassol district around 1860. The church was built with the...

Panagia tis Amasgou Church

Panagia tis Amasgou Church is a small Christian monument built in the end of 11th century. Is situated 20 minutes from Limassol, in the vall...

Panayia of Asinou

The Panayia of Asinou church is located at the mountains of Troodos, at the centre part of Cyprus. At this church are some of the greatest m...

Timios Prodromos Chapel

In the village of Potamiou in the Limassol district there are the ruins of three chapels. One of these chapels was dedicated to Timio Pro...

Timios Stavros Church (Pelendri)

Timios Stavros church is located in the village of Pelendri in the Limassol district. It is one of the nine churches of Troodos which are pa...

Virgin Mary Chrysospiliotissa Chapel

To the south of the village of Agios Therapontas  in the Limassol district is a small chapel of byzantine architecture which is dedicat...

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Panagia Podithou church

Panagia Podithou Church is situated near the village of Galata, in the mountains of the Troodos range. The Church of Panagia Podithou as wel...

Panagia tou Araka church

Panagia tou Araka church is one of the ten byzantine churches of the Troodos mountain range that have been granted World Culture Heritage st...

Panagia tou Moutoulla church

Panagia tou Moutoulla church is one of the ten churches of the mountain range of Troodos that have been listed as World Cultural Heritage by...

Saint George Church

The Saint George Church was the main church in the community of Pachyammos before the temple of Agios Raphael was built. This temple alon...

Stavros tou Agiasmati church

In the mountains of Troodos, in the centre area of Cyprus are some of the most magnificent monuments of byzantine art. This concerns some ic...

Virgin Mary Eleousas Church

The Virgin Mary Eleousa Church is located in the centre of the village of Agros in the Limassol district. It was built in 1919 in the area w...

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Agios Stephanos Church

The Holly Temple of Agios Stephanos is located in the Paphos district. In particular there are two temples which ae dedicated to the saint. ...

Apostolou Louka Church

Located in the Kouklia community in Paphos is the Apostolou Louka Church . Kouklia is a community with ancient history where the beautiful A...

Chapel of Agios Asomatos

Tradition says that many years ago, east of the village of Argaka in the Paphos district and at a distance of about three kilometres there w...

Christian Basilicas of Paphos

In the town of Paphos as well as the rest of Cyprus, there were many Christian Basilicas of high aesthetics which were built dung the early ...

Church of Apostles Peter and Paul

To the northwest of the Argaka village in the Paphos district , between the traditional houses is the central church of the village, dedicat...

Panagia Chryseleousa church (Empa)

Panagia Chryseleousa church is situated near the village of Empa, North of Paphos. The current form of the church is the result of the combi...

Panagia Chrysopateritissa Church

The village of Pomos honours the Virgin Mary especially. There was also a small monastery in the area which was dedicated to Panagia Chrysop...

Panagia Galatarkas Chapel

The chapel of Panagia Galatarkas is located the village of Pomos in the Paphos district. It   was constructed during the end...

Panagia Odigitria Church

Panagia Odigitria is a large church in Kouklia village, built in the 12th century (1260). It is worth mentioning that before 1974, Turks and...

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