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 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 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...

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Angeloktisti Church

Angeloktisti Church is located in the village of Kiti, in Larnaca. It dates back to the 11th century and was erected over the ruins of an ea...

Archangel Michael Chapel

Archangel Michael Chapel is  located to the north of Kalavasos Village in the Larnaca district about half a kilometre distance at the h...

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 - Kalavasos

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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Apostles Peter and Paul Church

The church of the Apostles Peter and Paul is located in Asgata in the Limassol district. The chuch is built in the centre of the community a...

Church of Saint Gerasimos

The chapel of Saint Gerasimos was built at the beginning of our century as is located northeast of the village of Agros in the Limassol dist...

Church of Timiou Prodromou - Agros

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 Eleousas Church

The Panagia Eleousa Church is located in the centre of the village of Agros in the Limassol district. It was built in 1919 in the area where...

Panagia of Asinou

The Panagia 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...

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...

Saint George Chapel - Fini

Outside the village of Fini, towards the north there is a mountain cliff and between the pine trees is the chapel of Saint George. Taking th...

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...

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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...

Metamorphoseos tou Sotiros Church

The first church of the community of Anthoupoli in the Nicosia district was dedicated to the Metamorphosis of Sotiros and it was originally ...

Old Church of Panagia Chrysopantanassa

The old church of Panagia Chrysopantanassa was the main church in the village of Agrokipia in the Nicosia district until 1990, when the new ...

Old Church of Panagia Chrysopantanassa

The old church of Panagia Chrysopantanassa was the main church in the village of Agrokipia in the Nicosia district until 1990, when the new ...

Panagia Chrysokourdaliotissa church

Panagia Chrysokourdaliotissa church can be described as a beautiful medieval church located in the natural environment of Cyprus. The church...

Panagia Chrysospiliotissa church (Nicosia)

Panagia Chrysospiliotissa Church is located in Nicosia, near Dheftera village. It is a cave church of the type of Levantine Monastery or her...

Panagia Odigitria Church

The church of Panagia Odigitria is located half a kilometre to the east of Arediou village in the Nicosia district and is dated to the 13th ...

Panagia Odigitria Church - Arediou

The church of Panagia Odigitria is located half a kilometre to the east of Arediou village in the Nicosia district and is dated to the 13th ...

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 ...

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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...

Church of Apostles Peter and Paul - Argaka

The Church of Apostles Peter and Paul  is located at the northwest of the village of Argaka in the Paphos district. According to tra...

Church of Zoodohos Pigi

The main community church of Amargeti is dedicated to the Zoodohos Pigi. The church of Zoodohos pigi was built at the end of the 19th cen...

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...

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