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)

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 built in the area called Alyki in the Chloraka village (Paphos district). The area is where Georgi...

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. ...

Agios Georgios Chapel - Kouklia

The chapel of Agios Georgios is located in the area of Ha-Potami which is southeast of the Kouklia village. The chapel was built outside ...

Agios Georgios Chapel - Tala Village

The Agios Georgios Chapel is located in the village of Tala. Tala village is located in the Paphos district at a distance of 8 kilometres fr...

Agios Georgios Church - Arediou Village

The main church in the village of Arediou is dedicated to Agios Georgios and is located in the center of the village in the Nicosia district...

Agios Georgios Church - Gialia Village

The Agios Georgios Church is located in the village of Gialia, outside of Polis Chrysochous in the Paphos district. More specificall...

Agios Kalandionas - Arodes Village

The unique church of Agios Kalandionas is located in the community of Arodes in the area of Akamas in Paphos. The church is the only one ...

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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...

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...

Saints Sergius and Bacchus Chapel (Agiou Sergiou and Vakchou) - Kalopanayiotis

The iconic chapel of Agios Sergios and Vakchos is located in the village of Kalopanayiotis in the Nicosia District. The village is situated ...

Timios Stavros Chapel - Pedoulas

The Timios Stavros Chapel is located in the village of Pedoulas, in the Nicosia district. The church is situated at the top of the Fidkia...

Timios Stavros Church - Agiasmati

Stavros tou Agiasmati Church is located in the mountains of Troodos, in the centre area of Cyprus and is considered as one of the most magni...

Timios Stavros Church - Askas

To the east of the village of Askas in the Nicosia district,  where the houses end there is the church of Timios Stavros.  Timi...

Virgin Mary Eleousas Church

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

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Panagia Chrysospiliotissa Cave - Pano Arodes

The Panagia Chrysospiliotissa Cave is located in a beautiful green area in the village of Pano Arodes in the Paphos district. It is a car...

Panagia Chrysospiliotissa Chapel - Pano Arodes

 The Panagia Chrysospiliotissa Chapel is located in the village of Pano Arodes in the Paphos district. It is a small simple chapel made...

Panagia Eleousa Church - Archimandrita Village

The Panagia Eleousa Church is located in the village of Archimandrita, more specifically Kato Archimandrita in the Paphos district. The c...

Panagia Evangelistria Church

The church of Panagia Evangelistria is located in the centre of Kathikas village in the Paphos district, and is the main church. The...

Panagia Galatarkas Chapel

The chapel of Panagia Galatarkas is located the village of Pomos in the Paphos district. The church was constructed during the end ...

Panagia Odigitria Church - Kouklia

Panagia Odigitria is a large church in Kouklia village, built in the 12th century (1260). It is worth mentioning that before 1974, Turks and...

Prophet Elias Chapel - Nea Dimmata

The village of Nea Dimmata is located at the northwest side of the island, in the  Paphos district In a wild bush area, at a hill with ...

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 ...

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