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)

Church of Panagia Evangelistria - Cave (Xylofagou)

The Church of Panagia Evangelistria is located in the village of Xylofagou in the Larnaca district. The chapel has a great history and tr...

Church of Panagia Theoskepasti

The Church of Panagia Theoskepasti is located in the area of Kato Paphos in the Paphos district. The church is built upon a rock and offe...

Church of Profitis Ilias, Protaras

The Church of Profitis Ilias is situated a little before the heart of the tourist area of Protaras and more specifically it is loc...

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 Saint Lazarus (Agios Lazaros), Larnaca

The Church of Agios Lazaros, the protector of the Larnaca district is built on the coastal zone of the town and forms one of the most i...

Church of Timios Prodromos - Kedares

The Church of Timios Prodromos is located in the village of Kedares in the Paphos district. To the west side of the village is the C...

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...

Church of Timiou Prodromou - Askas

To the southeast of the village of Askas in the Nicosia district, at a distance of 100 metres from the last houses is the church of Timiou P...

Church of Zoodohos Pigi , Amargeti

Church of Zoodohos Pigi, is the main community church of Amargeti and it is dedicated to the Zoodohos Pigi. The church of Zoodohos pigi w...

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