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)

Prophet Elias Chapel - Oroklini

The chapel of Prophet Elias is located in the village of Oroklini in the Larnaca district. It is an old chapel built at the mountain peak...

Prophet Elias Chapel - Tsakistra Village

The Prophet Elias Chapel is located in the Tsakistra Village in the Nicosia district. It is situated at the top of the hill, North West o...

Prophet Elias Chapel, Pissouri

The Prophet Elias Chapel is situated in the village of Pissouri, in the Limassol district. More specifically the chapel is located about 2, ...

Prophet Elias Church - Agridia Village

The Prophet Elias Church is located in the village of Agridia in Limassol. In particular it is situated in the southeast part of the communi...

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 ...

Saint George Chapel - Fini

Outside the village of Fini, towards the north there is a mountain cliff and between the pine trees is the chapel of Saint George. Taking...

Saint George Chapel - Kalavasos

The Saint George Chapel is located south of Kalavasos in the district of Larnaca about three kilometres distance from the village, on the ro...

Saint George Chapel, Statos Agios Fotios

The Saint George Chapel is situated in the village of Statos – Agios Fotios in the Paphos district. It is a very old chapel and there is n...

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...

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