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 Ilias, in the Amochostos district...

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 Dimitrios Church, Paralimni

The Agios Dimitrios Church is situated in the Paralimni area of the Ammochostos district. The church began being built in 1993 and was compl...

Agios Efrem Chapel, Chloraka

The Agios Efrem Chapel is situated in the village of Chloraka in the Paphos district. The temple began being built in 2001 and was created b...

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...

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Timios Stavros Church, Pano Polemidia

The Timios Stavros Church is situated in the village of Pano Polemidia in the Limassol district. After the Turkish invasion in 1974 and the ...

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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Old Church of Panagia Chrysopantanassa

The old church of Panagia Chrysopantanassa was the main church in the village of Agrokipia in the Nicosia district until 1990, when the new ...

Old Church of Panagia Chrysopantanassa

The old church of Panagia Chrysopantanassa was the main church in the village of Agrokipia in the Nicosia district until 1990, when the new ...

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 Eleousa Church - Agros Village

The Panagia Eleousa Church or Virgin Mary Eleousa Church  is located in the centre of the village of Agros in the Limassol district. ...

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 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...

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Archangelos Michael Chapel, Chloraka

The Archangleos Michael Chapel is situated at the west part of the Chloraka village in the Paphos district. The chapel was on private proper...

Chapel of Agia Varvara - Statos Agios Fotios Village

The Chapel of Agia Varvara is situated in the village of Statos Agios Fotios in the Paphos district. More specifically it is located on a mo...

Chapel of Agios Asomatos - Argaka Village

Tradition says that many years ago, east of the village of Argaka in the Paphos district and at a distance of about three kilometres there w...

Chapel of Agiou Zinoviou and Agia Zinovias - Statos Agios Fotios Village

The chapel of Agiou Zinoviou and Agias Zinovias is situated in the village of Statos-Agios Fotios in the Paphos district. More specifical...

Chapel of Saint Fotios and Anikitos

The Saint Fotios and Anikitos Chapel is situated in the village of Statos – Agios Fotios in the Paphos district. More specifically the ...

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 Christ the Saviour Statos Agios Fotios

The Church of Christ the Saviour is the central church of the Statos-Agios Fotios village in the Paphos district. More specifically it is lo...

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...

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