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)

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 Georgios Church - Arediou

The main church in the village of Arediou is dedicated to Agios Georgios and is located in the center of the village in the Nicosia district...

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...

Agios Mamas Chapel - Alaminos

The chapel of Agios Mamas was built during the 15th century. It was built at the foot of the village and until 1992 it operated every day as...

Agios Mamas Church

The church of Agios Mamas is located at the south part of the Troodos mountain range, at the village Louvaras at a distance of about 27 kilo...

Agios Mamas Church - Alaminos

At the east of the village of Alaminos is the church of Agios Mamas. The church  was built in 1992. The large temple was dedicated to A...

Agios Mnasonas

To the west side of Potamiou village in the district of Limassol, are the ruins of the chapel dedicated to Agio Mnasona. It is a church of 3...

Agios Nektarios Chapel

The chapel of Agios Nektarios is located in Kalavasos village in the Larnaca district at the location of Agiou Kalogirou. It is located nort...

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Twelve Apostles Church - Asgata

The oldest church in the community of Asgata in the Limassol district, is the church of the twelve Apostles. According to the inscription...

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...

Virgin Mary Chrysostyliotissa Chapel

To the south of the village of Agios Therapondas , in the Limassol district is a small chapel of byzantine architecture which is dedicated t...

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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 - 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...

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...

Timios Stavros Church - Askas

To the east of the village of Askas in the Nicosia district,  where the houses end there is the church of Timios Stavros.  Timi...

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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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...

Prophet Elias Chapel

The chapel of Prophet Elias is located on a hill of the village of Pomos in the Paphos district. Architecturally is belongs to the type of o...

Saint George Chapel - Argaka

The Chapel of Saint George is about three or four kilometres in a forest southeast of the community of Argaka in Paphos. It is said that ...

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