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 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 Epifanios Chapel, Ayia Napa

The Agios Epifanios Chapel is situated a few kilometres from Ayia Napa towards Cavo Greco. The chapel is dedicated to the Byzantine Episcope...

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. ...

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...

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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...

Panayia Katafygiotissa Church

The Panayia Katafygiotissa Church is located in the south part of the village of Platanistasa in the Nicosia district. It is situated at the...

Panayia Theoskepasti Chapel, Kalopanayiotis

The Panayia Theoskepasti Chapel is situated in the village of Kalopanayiotis in the Nicosia district. More specifically it is located a...

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 ...

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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...

Church of Zoodohos Pigi

Church of Zoodohos Pigi, is the main community church of Amargeti and it is dedicated to the Zoodohos Pigi. The church of Zoodohos pigi w...

Genethlion Sotiros Church - Tala Village

The Genethlion Sotiros Church  is located in Tala village.Tala village is located in the Paphos district at a distance of 8 kilometres ...

Panagia Chryseleousa - Kritou Terra

The main church of the Kritou Terra village in the Paphos district is dedicated to the Virgin Mary, Panagia Chryseleousa. The church is situ...

Panagia Chryseleousa Church

Panagia Chryseleousa Church is situated in the village of Chloraka in the Paphos district. It is a medieval construction and a jewel of the ...

Panagia Chryseleousa church - Empa

Panagia Chryseleousa church is situated near the village of Empa, North of Paphos. The current form of the church is the result of the combi...

Panagia Chrysoematousa Church, Chloraka

The Panagia Chrysoematousa Church is located in the village of Chloraka in the Paphos district. It is a charming building that is situated i...

Panagia Chrysopateritissa Church

The village of Pomos honours the Virgin Mary especially. There was also a small monastery in the area which was dedicated to Panagia Chrysop...

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...

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