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)

Panagia Tracheias - Achna

In the medieval location of Tracheias or Tracheiados is the church of Panagia Tracheias of the 15th century along with the tomb of the found...

Panagia Vorini Chapel - Pedoulas

The Panagia Vorini Chapel is located in the Pedoulas village in the Nicosia district. It is situated outside the village, to the north. T...

Panagiotissa Chapel, Paralimni

The Panagiotissa Chapel is situated in the Paralimni area of the Famagusta district. More specifically it is situated further down from the ...

Panayia Eleousa Church - Panagia Village

The Church of Panayia Eleousa is located in the village of Pano Panagia in Paphos and more specifically it is situated at the nort...

Panayia Katafygiotissa Church

The Panayia Katafygiotissa Church is located in the south part of the village of Platanistasa in the Nicosia district. It is situated at the...

Panayia Theoskepasti Chapel, Kalopanayiotis

The Panayia Theoskepasti Chapel is situated in the village of Kalopanayiotis in the Nicosia district. More specifically it is located a...

Prophet Elias Chapel - Agridia Village

The Prophet Elias Chapel is located in the village of Agridia in the Limassol district and more specifically it is situated on the peak...

Prophet Elias Chapel - Lofou

The Prophet Elias Chapel is located in the Lofou village in the Limassol district. It is situated to the south of the village, on a hill nea...

Prophet Elias Chapel - Nea Dimmata

The village of Nea Dimmata is located at the northwest side of the island, in the  Paphos district In a wild bush area, at a hill with ...

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