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)

Agia Solomoni Church and catacombs

Agia Solomoni Church is situated just 1 k.m. away from Kato Paphos port and was originally a Christian catacomb and is home to 12th century ...

Agia Thekla Church - Pomos

To the east of the village of Pomos in the Paphos district   is the chapel of Agia Thekla. It is a simple temple with a semi curve...

Agia Triada Chapel - Prodromos Village

The Agia Triada Chapel is situated a little outside the village of Prodromos in the Limassol district and more specifically it is located to...

Agia Varvara Chapel - Argaka Village

The chapel of Agia Varvara is located at the Argaka village in the Paphos district. It used to operate as a monastery however we do not know...

Agioi Anargiroi (Kosmas and Damianos) Chapel, Paralimni

The Agioi Anargiroi (Kosmas and Damianos) Chapel is situated in the Paralimni area of the Ammochostos district. More specifically it is situ...

Agioi Anargyroi Church - Agioi Vavatsinias

The church of Agioi Anargyroi Kosmas and Damianos , is located in the village of Agioi Vavatsinias in the Larnaca district. The church wa...

Agioi Pente Martyres Chapel (Five Holly Witnesses)

North of the Kouklia village at a distance of 1-2 kilometres from the village is the chapel of the Agioi Pente Martyres (Five Holly Witnesse...

Agioi Saranta Cave - Xylofagou

The Agioi Saranta  Cave is located in the village of Xylofagou in the Larnaca district. It is situated southwest of Xylofagou, along...

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 ...

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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 Theotokou Church

In the centre of the village of Kalavasos in the Larnaca district, between the stone built traditional houses is where the central church is...

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...

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 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...

Timios Stavros (Church of the Holy Cross), Lefkara Village

The Timios Stavros Church or Church of the Holy Cross is situated in the village of Lefkara in the Larnaca district. The church is located i...

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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Panagia Eleousa - Koilani

The church of Panagia Elaousa is located in the village of Koilani in the Limassol district. It is situated amongst the traditional houses i...

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...

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 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 - 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...

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Archangelos Michael Chapel - Vyzakia

In the village of Vyzakia, in the Nicosia district there is a very old church which is dedicated to Archangel Michael. Previously it was ...

Archangelos Michael Chapel, Kalopanayiotis

The Archangelos Michael Chapel is situated in the village of Kalopanayiotis in the Nicosia district. More specifically the chapel is located...

Archangelos Michael Church - Pedoulas

The Archangelos Michael church is located in the main part of Cyprus, within the Troodos mountains range. Here in the heart of the mountain ...

Archangelos Michael Church - Platanistasa Village

The Archangelos Michael Church is located in the Platanistasa village in the Nicosia district. The church is situated in the centre ...

Church of Agia Irene Chrysovalantou

The community of Anthoupoli in the Nicosia district was created in order to house the refugees of the Turkish invasion in 1974. At the same ...

Church of Metamorphoseos tou Sotiros, Kakopetria

 The Church of Metamorphoseos tou Sotiros is situated in the village of Kakopetria in the Nicosia district. More specifically it is loc...

Church of Timiou Prodromou - Askas

To the southeast of the village of Askas in the Nicosia district, at a distance of 100 metres from the last houses is the church of Timiou P...

Holly Cross Church (Timios Stavros) - Pedoulas

 The Holly Cross Church is located in the village of Pedoulas in the Nicosia district. It is the main church of the community. ...

Metamorfosis tou Sotiros church

Metamorfosis tou Sotiros church (Transfiguration of the Saviour) is situated in the mountain range of Troodos. More specificaly, the chur...

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Agios Nikolaos Chapel, Chloraka

The Agios Nikolaos Chapel is located in the village of Chloraka in the Paphos district. More specifically it is situated at the south part o...

Agios Nikolaos Chapel, Paphos

The Agiou Nikolaos Chapel or St Nicholas Church is situated in the village of Geroskipou in the Paphos district. More specifically it is loc...

Agios Stefanos Church - Lemba

The Holly Temple of Agios Stefanos is located in the Paphos district. In particular there are two temples which are dedicated to the Saint S...

Agios Ypatios Chapel (Saint Hypatius), Chloraka

The Agios Ypatios Chapel is located in the village of Chloraka in the Paphos district. More specifically it is situated near the village wat...

Agiou Epifaniou Chapel, Anarita Village

The Agiou Epifaniou Chapel is situated at a short distance from the village of Anarita in the Paphos district. More specifically it is lo...

Agiou Onisiforou Church, Anarita Village

The Agiou Onisiforou Church is located in the south entrance of the village of Anarita in the Paphos district. It was previously situated in...

Agiou Theodosiou Church - Archimandrita Village

The church of Agiou Theodosiou is located in the village of Archimandrita in the Paphos district. Moreover, the church was built during t...

Apostle Paul and Saint Helen the Martyr Chapel - Paphos

The Apostle Paul and Saint Helen the Martyr Chapel is a modern chapel located in the town of Paphos. It is a very small chapel of 56.0 sq...

Apostolou Louka Church - Kouklia

Located in the Kouklia community in Paphos is the Apostolou Louka Church . Kouklia is a community with ancient history where the beautiful A...

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