Cyprus Churches

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)

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...

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 Church - Pachyammos

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

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 ...

Saints Sergius and Bacchus Chapel (Agiou Sergiou and Vakchou) - Kalopanayiotis

The iconic chapel of Agios Sergios and Vakchos is located in the village of Kalopanayiotis in the Nicosia District. The village is situated ...

The old church of Archangel Michael - Oroklini

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...

Timios Prodromos Chapel

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

Timios Stavros (Church of the Holy Cross), Lefkara Village

The Timios Stavros Church or Church of the Holy Cross is situated in the village of Lefkara in the Larnaca district. The church is located i...

Timios Stavros Chapel - Pedoulas

The Timios Stavros Chapel is located in the village of Pedoulas, in the Nicosia district. The church is situated at the top of the Fidkia...

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