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)

Panagia Odigitria Church- Skarinou

The Panagia Odigitria Church is located in the village of Skarinou in the Larnaca district. It is the main church of the village and it b...

Panagia Petounta Chapel - Mazotos

The Panagia Petrounta Chapel is located in the village of Mazotos, in the Larnaca district. It is situated one and a half kilometres sout...

Panagia Podithou Church - Galata

Panagia Podithou Church is situated near the village of Galata, in the mountains of the Troodos range. The Church of Panagia Podithou as ...

Panagia Theotokos Chapel, Kakopetria

The Panagia Theotokos Chapel is situated in the entrance of the village of Kakopetria in the Nicosia district. It is a small chapel which se...

Panagia Theotokou Church (Titiotissa) - Kalavasos

The Panagia Theotokou or Titiotissa Church is situated in the village of Kalavasos , in the Larnaca district. More specifically , the church...

Panagia tis Amasgou Church

Panagia tis Amasgou Church is a small Christian monument built in the end of 11th century. The church is situated 20 minutes from Limasso...

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...

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...

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