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)

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 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...

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...

Agios Evpsihios Church - Pomos Village

In the centre of the village of Pomos is the church of Agios Evpsihios. In Geek the name of this chuch, translates to " Αγιος Ευψύ...

Agios Georgios Arperas Church - Tersefanou Village

Agios Georgios Arperas Church can be found in the Tersefanou village in Larnaca near the Angeloktisti Church. The Agios Georgios or Saint Ge...

Agios Georgios Chapel (Saint George) - Chloraka

The iconic chapel of Agios Georgios is situated in the area called Alyki in the Chloraka village of the Paphos district. The area is wher...

Agios Georgios Chapel (Saint George) - Peyia

The Agios Georgios Chapel is located in the Peyia village, in the Paphos district. More specifically it is situated at the Cape Drepano. ...

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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...

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...

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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...

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...

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