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 Nikolaos Chapel, Chloraka

The Agios Nikolaos Chapel is located in the village of Chloraka in the Paphos district. More specifically it is situated at the south part o...

Agios Nikolaos Chapel, Paphos

The Agiou Nikolaos Chapel or St Nicholas Church is situated in the village of Geroskipou in the Paphos district. More specifically it is loc...

Agios Nikolaos Chapel, Protaras

The Agios Nikolaos Chapel is situated in the Paralimni area in the Ammochostos district. More specifically it is located in the Protaras are...

Agios Nikolaos Church - Alassa

The church of Agios Nikolaos is located in the Alassa village in the Limassol district. The village of Alassa is situated about 12 kilome...

Agios Nikolaos Church - Tsakistra

The church of Agios Nikolaos is located in the village of Tsakistra in the Nicosia district. The church is dedicated to Agios Nikolaos, E...

Agios Nikolaos tis Stegis Church - Kakopetria

Agios Nikolaos tis Stegis Church or Saint Nicholas of the Roof is situated in the village of Kakopetria in the Troodos mountain range, in th...

Agios Panteleimonas Chapel, Paralimni

The Agios Panteleimonas Chapel is situated in the Paralimni area in the Ammochostos district. The chapel was built in the ruins of two older...

Agios Panteleimonas Church, Kakopetria

Agios Panteleimonas Church is situated in the village of Kakopetria in the Nicosia district. Its construction began in 1989 and it was compl...

Agios Raphael Church - Pachyammos

The Agios Rapahel Church is located in Pachyammos village, at the foothills of Lorovonou, in an area which difficult battles had taken place...

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