Cyprus Churches & Chapels

The principle religion in Cyprus is Orthodoxy and 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)

Apostolou Louka Church - Kouklia

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

Apostolou Louka Church, Orounda

The Apostolou Louka Chruch is situated in the village of Orounda in the Nicosia district. More specifically it is located next to the primar...

Apostolou Thoma Chapel, Paralimni

The Apostolou Thoma Chapel is situated in the Municipality of Paralimni in the Famagusta district. More specifically it is built in a gravey...

Apostolou Varnava Church - Deryneia Village

The Apostolou Varnava Church is located in the Deryneia Village in the Ammochostos district. The construction of the church took place du...

Archangel Gabriel Chapel, Paralimni

The Archangel Gabriel Chapel is situated in the Paralimni area in the Ammochostos district. More specifically the small church is located at...

Archangel Michael Chapel - Kalavasos Village

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

Archangelos Michael Chapel - Moniatis Village

The Archangelos Michael Chapel is situated in the village of Moniatis in the Limassol district. The church was built in 1717 as the inscript...

Archangelos Michael Chapel - Vyzakia

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

Archangelos Michael Chapel, Chloraka

The Archangleos Michael Chapel is situated at the west part of the Chloraka village in the Paphos district. The chapel was on private proper...

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