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)

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 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...

Agios Nikolaos tis Stegis church

Agios Nikolaos tis Stegis church or Saint Nicholas of the Roof is situated in a central area of the Troodos mountain range, in the upper Sol...

Agios Sozomenos Church

The church of Agios Sozomenos is built in the centre of the old village of Galata which belongs to the geographical region of Solea. The ...

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. ...

Agios Thoma Church

The chapel of Agios Thomas is located in the village of Oroklini in the Larnaca district. It was an old monastery and it is said to have bee...

Agiou Lazarou Church

The church of Agiou Lazarou is built on the beach zone of Larnaca and is a worshiping centre of Agiou Lazarou in Cyprus. The relationship of...

Agiou Therapon Church

The church of Agios Therapon is located in the centre of the village of Agios Therapontas  in the Limassol district. The construction o...

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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 whe...

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