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)

Panagia Galatarkas Chapel

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

Panagia Lambroforousa Chapel

North of the village of Kalavassos in the district of Larnaca and at a distance of about two and a half kilometres is the chapel of Panagia ...

Panagia Odigitria Church

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

Panagia Podithou church

Panagia Podithou Church is situated near the village of Galata, in the mountains of the Troodos range. The Church of Panagia Podithou as wel...

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...

Panagia tis Amasgou Church

Panagia tis Amasgou Church is a small Christian monument built in the end of 11th century. Is situated 20 minutes from Limassol, in the vall...

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 Tracheias

In the medival location of Tracheias or Tracheiados is the church of Panagia Tracheias of the 15th century along with the tomb of the founde...

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