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

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Cyprus churches by location (district)

Agioi Saranta Chapel - Protaras

The Agioi Saranta Chapel is located in an iconic bay in Protaras close to the Church of Profitis Elias, in the Amochostos district...

Agioi Saranta Chapel - Tala Village

The Chapel of Agioi Saranta is located in the village of Tala. Tala village is located in the Paphos district at a distance of 8 kilometres ...

Agion Panton Church - Deryneia

The Agion Panton Church is located in the village of Deryneia in the Ammochostos district. It is situated at a close distance from the gr...

Agios Andronikos Church - Polis Chrysochous

The church of Agios Andronikos is located in Polis – Chrysochous, in the Paphos district. It is a one room church with an arch and is a...

Agios Antonios Byzantine church - Kellia Village

Agios Antonios Church is one of the most important Byzantine churches in Cyprus. The church is located at Kellia, in the city of Larnaca ...

Agios Antonios Church - Kedares

The Agios Antonios Church is located in the village of Kedares in the Paphos district. The original church was built in Kato Chorio, next...

Agios Arsenios church - Kyperounta

The Agios Arsenios Church is located in the village of Kyperounta in the Limassol district and is considered to be one of the most beau...

Agios Eftychios Chapel - Mathiatis Village

Agios Eftychios Chapel is located in the village of Mathiatis, in the Nicosia district. At the middle of the road between the villages Si...

Agios Epifanios Chapel - Akamas

The Agios Epifanios Chapel is located in the Akamas area, near the National Park of the Akamas Peninsula. The ruins of this church form p...

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Saint George Kefala Chapel

The Saint George Kefala Chapel is located about three kilometres outside the village of Kalavassos in the Larnaca district. It is said that ...

The old church of Archangel Michael - Oroklini

The old church of Archangel Michael is located in the village of Oroklini in the Larnaca district. At the foothills of the mountain north of...

Timiou Prodromou Chapel - Kato Drys

The Timiou Prodromou Chapel was built during the 12th century and is located in the Kato Drys village in the Larnaca district. This churc...

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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...

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...

Timios Prodromos Chapel

In the village of Potamiou in the Limassol istrict there are the ruins of three chapels. One of these chapels was dedicated to Timio Prod...

Timios Stavros Church - Kyperounta

The Timios Stavros Church is located in the village of Kyperounta in the Limassol district. The church stands majestically at the locatio...

Timios Stavros Church - Pelendri

Timios Stavros church is located in the village of Pelendri in the Limassol district. It is one of the nine churches of Troodos which are...

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 Chrisospiliotissa Chapel

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

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Panagia Chrysokourdaliotissa church

Panagia Chrysokourdaliotissa church can be described as a beautiful medieval church located in the natural environment of Cyprus. The church...

Panagia Chrysospiliotissa church - Nicosia

Panagia Chrysospiliotissa Church is located in Nicosia, near Dheftera village. It is a cave church of the type of Levantine Monastery or ...

Panagia Galaktotrofousa Church

The church of Panagia Galaktotrofousa or "Παναγία η Γαλακτοτροφούσα" in Greek is located in the entrance of the ...

Panagia Odigitria Church - Arediou

The Church of Panagia Odigitria is located half a kilometre to the east of Arediou village in the Nicosia district and is dated to the 13th ...

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 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 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...

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...

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Christian Basilicas of Paphos

In the town of Paphos as well as the rest of Cyprus, there were many Christian Basilicas of high aesthetics which were built dung the early ...

Church of Apostles Peter and Paul - Argaka

The Church of Apostles Peter and Paul is located at the northwest, between the traditional houses of the village of Argaka in the Papho...

Church of Panagia Theoskepasti

The Church of Panagia Theoskepasti is located in the area of Kato Paphos in the Paphos district. The church is built upon a rock and offe...

Church of Timios Prodromos - Kedares

The Church of Timios Prodromos is located in the village of Kedares in the Paphos district. To the west side of the village is the C...

Church of Zoodohos Pigi

Church of Zoodohos Pigi, is the main community church of Amargeti and it is dedicated to the Zoodohos Pigi. The church of Zoodohos pigi w...

Genethlion Sotiros Church - Tala Village

The Genethlion Sotiros Church  is located in Tala village.Tala village is located in the Paphos district at a distance of 8 kilometres ...

Panagia Chryseleousa - Kritou Terra

The main church of the Kritou Terra village in the Paphos district is dedicated to the Virgin Mary, Panagia Chryseleousa. The church is situ...

Panagia Chryseleousa church - Empa

Panagia Chryseleousa church is situated near the village of Empa, North of Paphos. The current form of the church is the result of the combi...

Panagia Chrysopateritissa Church

The village of Pomos honours the Virgin Mary especially. There was also a small monastery in the area which was dedicated to Panagia Chrysop...

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