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 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 Georgios Church - Panagia Village

The Agios Georgios Church is located in the village of Panagia in the Paphos district and it was the first church that was built in the vill...

Agios Georgios Perachoritis Chapel, Kakopetria Village

The Agios Georgios Perachoritis Chapel is situated in the village of Kakopetria in the Nicosia district. It is located north of the villages...

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 ...

Agios Kononas Chapel - Akamas

The Agios Kononas Chapel is located in the area of Akamas, near the Neo Chorio village in the Paphos district. It was built on the remains o...

Agios Konstantinos and Agia Eleni Chapel - Kouklia

The chapel of Agios Konstantinos and Agia Eleni is located on a mountainside, northeast and at a distance of 2-3 kilometres outside Kouklia ...

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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...

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...

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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...

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...

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