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 Ypatios Chapel (Saint Hypatius), Chloraka

The Agios Ypatios Chapel is located in the village of Chloraka in the Paphos district. More specifically it is situated near the village wat...

Agiou Andronikou Church, Liopetri

The Agiou Andronikou Church is situated in the village of Liopetri in the Ammochostos district. The church was built during the 16th century...

Agiou Antoniou Chapel – Deryneia Village

The Agiou Antoniou Chapel is located in Deryneia village in the Ammochostos district. More specifically it is situated on Agia Marina Street...

Agiou Avxiviou Church - Nicosia

When in 1875 the temple was reconstructed, it was located at the edge of the village and particularly away from the community houses because...

Agiou Epifaniou Chapel, Anarita Village

The Agiou Epifaniou Chapel is situated at a short distance from the village of Anarita in the Paphos district. More specifically it is lo...

Agiou Epifaniou Church, Athienou

The Agiou Epifaniou Church is situated in the village of Athienou in the Larnaca district. It was built in 1994 at the edge of the village w...

Agiou Fanouriou Chapel, Kakopetria

The Agiou Fanouriou Chapel is situated in the village of Kakopetria in the Nicosia district. More specifically the chapel is situated in ...

Agiou Fanouriou Church - Deryneia Village

The Agiou Fanouriou Church is located in the Deryneia village situated in the Ammochostos district. More specifically it was built in 200...

Agiou Foka Church, Athienou

The Agiou Foka Church is situated in the village of Athienou in the Larnaca district. The church is dated at the same era as the Agios Georg...

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