Cyprus Churches & Chapels

The principle religion in Cyprus is Orthodoxy and 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)

Agia Varvara Church, Salamiou

The Agia Varvara Church is located in the village of Salamiou in the Paphos district. During the Turkish occupation, a communal olive mill w...

Agia Vryaini Chapel - Mandria

The Agia Vryaini Chapel is situated in the village of Mandria in the Paphos district. The original chapel was desecrated about two to three ...

Agioi Anargiroi (Kosmas and Damianos) Chapel, Paralimni

The Agioi Anargiroi (Kosmas and Damianos) Chapel is situated in the Paralimni area of the Ammochostos district. More specifically it is situ...

Agioi Anargyroi Church - Agioi Vavatsinias

The church of Agioi Anargyroi Kosmas and Damianos , is located in the village of Agioi Vavatsinias in the Larnaca district. The church wa...

Agioi Pente Martyres Chapel (Five Holly Witnesses)

North of the Kouklia village at a distance of 1-2 kilometres from the village is the chapel of the Agioi Pente Martyres (Five Holly Witnesse...

Agioi Saranta Cave - Xylofagou

The Agioi Saranta  Cave is located in the village of Xylofagou in the Larnaca district. It is situated southwest of Xylofagou, along...

Agioi Saranta Chapel - Tala Village

The Chapel of Agioi Saranta is located in the village of Tala. Tala village is located in the Paphos district at a distance of 8 kilometres ...

Agioi Saranta Chapel, Protaras

The Agioi Saranta Chapel is located in an iconic bay in Protaras close to the Church of Profitis Ilias, in the Ammochostos distric...

Agion Anargyron Chapel, Drinia

The Agion Anargyron Chapel is located in the village of Drinia/Thrinia in Paphos. More specifically, it is situated in the east of the villa...

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Zoodochos Pigi Chapel (Panagia Ayiasmatou), Kalavasos

The Zoodochos Pigi Chapel or Panagia Ayiasmatou is situated in the village of Kalavasos in the Larnaca district. More specifically it is loc...

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Panagia and Chrysosotiros Church - Kyperounta

The church of Panagia and Chrysosotiros is located in the village of Kyperounta in the Limassol district. It is situated in a great envir...

Panagia Asinou Church - Nikitari

The Panagia Asinou church is located at the mountains of Troodos, at the centre part of Cyprus. At this church are some of the greatest m...

Panagia Chrysolofitissa Church- Lofou Village

The Panagia Chrysolofitissa Church or "Παναγία Χρυσολοφίτισσα" in Greek is located in the Lofou Village in the Limasso...

Panagia Eleousa - Koilani

The church of Panagia Elaousa is located in the village of Koilani in the Limassol district. It is situated amongst the traditional houses i...

Panagia Odigitria Church, Moniatis Village

The Panagia Odigitria Church is situated in the centre of the village of Moniatis in the Limassol district.  The church was built durin...

Panagia tis Amasgou Church

Panagia tis Amasgou Church is a small Christian monument built in the end of 11th century. The church is situated 20 minutes from Limasso...

Panayia Akonopetra Chapel, Pissouri

The Panayia Akonopetra Chapel is situated in the village of Pissouri in the Limassol district. The chapel is dedicated to the Virgin Mary , ...

Prophet Elias Chapel - Agridia Village

The Prophet Elias Chapel is located in the village of Agridia in the Limassol district and more specifically it is situated on the peak...

Prophet Elias Chapel - Lofou

The Prophet Elias Chapel is located in the Lofou village in the Limassol district. It is situated to the south of the village, on a hill nea...

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Church of Metamorphoseos tou Sotiros, Kakopetria

 The Church of Metamorphoseos tou Sotiros is situated in the village of Kakopetria in the Nicosia district. More specifically it is loc...

Church of Timiou Prodromou - Askas

To the southeast of the village of Askas in the Nicosia district, at a distance of 100 metres from the last houses is the church of Timiou P...

Holly Cross Church (Timios Stavros) - Pedoulas

 The Holly Cross Church is located in the village of Pedoulas in the Nicosia district. It is the main church of the community. ...

Metamorfosis tou Sotiros church

Metamorfosis tou Sotiros church (Transfiguration of the Saviour) is situated in the mountain range of Troodos. More specificaly, the chur...

Metamorphoseos tou Sotiros Church

The first church of the community of Anthoupoli in the Nicosia district was dedicated to the Metamorphosis of Sotiros and it was originally ...

Old Church of Panagia Chrysopantanassa

The old church of Panagia Chrysopantanassa was the main church in the village of Agrokipia in the Nicosia district until 1990, when the new ...

Old Church of Panagia Chrysopantanassa

The old church of Panagia Chrysopantanassa was the main church in the village of Agrokipia in the Nicosia district until 1990, when the new ...

Panagia Chrysokourdaliotissa church

Panagia Chrysokourdaliotissa church can be described as a beautiful medieval church located in the natural environment of Cyprus. The church...

Panagia Chrysospiliotissa Church, Nicosia

The Panagia Chrysospiliotissa Church is situated in the community of Kato Deftera. The village of Kato Deftera is only 12 kilometres from th...

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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 Georgiou (Saint George) Church - Salamiou

The Agiou Georgiou Church is the main church of the village of Salamiou in Paphos. In particular, it is situated 1, 5 kilometres from the vi...

Agiou Onisiforou Church, Anarita Village

The Agiou Onisiforou Church is located in the south entrance of the village of Anarita in the Paphos district. It was previously situated in...

Agiou Theodosiou Church - Archimandrita Village

The church of Agiou Theodosiou is located in the village of Archimandrita in the Paphos district. Moreover, the church was built during t...

Apostle Paul and Saint Helen the Martyr Chapel - Paphos

The Apostle Paul and Saint Helen the Martyr Chapel is a modern chapel located in the town of Paphos. It is a very small chapel of 56.0 sq...

Apostolou Louka Church - Kouklia

Located in the Kouklia community in Paphos is the Apostolou Louka Church . Kouklia is a community with ancient history where the beautiful A...

Archangelos Michael Chapel, Chloraka

The Archangleos Michael Chapel is situated at the west part of the Chloraka village in the Paphos district. The chapel was on private proper...

Chapel of Agia Varvara - Statos Agios Fotios Village

The Chapel of Agia Varvara is situated in the village of Statos Agios Fotios in the Paphos district. More specifically it is located on a mo...

Chapel of Agios Asomatos - Argaka Village

Tradition says that many years ago, east of the village of Argaka in the Paphos district and at a distance of about three kilometres there w...

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