Cyprus monasteries

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 monasteries in Cyprus. If you would like to see our full list of churches visit: Cyprus churches

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Cyprus monasteries by location (district)

Agia Moni Monastery

The Monastery of Priests or Agia Moni monastery as it is well known as, is located in the Paphos district between the village Statos and the...

Agioi Anargyri Monastery

About two kilometres from Fini, on the road which leads towards Agio Dimitrio, is the monastery of Agion Anargiron, from which the only thin...

Agios Eraclidios Monastery

At a distance of a few kilometres from Nicosia is the monastery of Agios Eraclidios. It is built in between the olive trees of the village P...

Agios Geogios Alamanos Monastery

The Holly monastery of Agios Georgios Alamanos in Monagroulli is located at the south of the village beneath the highway of Limassol-Nicosia...

Agios Ioannis Lampadistis Monastery - Kalopanayiotis

Agios Ioannis Lampadistis or Saint John Lampadistis Monastery is located opposite the village of Kalopanayiotis and it is build on the east ...

Agios Neophytos Monastery - Paphos

The Agios Neophytos Monastery is located near the village of Tala, about 10 kilometres north of Paphos. Agios Neophytos had originally carve...

Agios Nikolaos Ton Gaton Monastery

Agios Nikolaos Ton Gatonor St. Nicholas of the Cats is considered as being the oldest as well as the first monastery in Cyprus. Agios Nik...

Agios Panteleimonas Monastery

The monastery of Agios Panteleimonas or St. Panteleimon is located in the valley of Achera, which is where the name of the monastery got its...

Agiou Mina Monastery

The monastery of Agiou Mina is built at a mountain area of the Larnaca district, at the borders of the Vavla village near the river banks of...

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Agiou Mina Monastery

The monastery of Agiou Mina is built at a mountain area of the Larnaca district, at the borders of the Vavla village near the river banks of...

Stavrovouni Monastery

Stavrovouni Monastery is situated on the highest point of the mountain of the same name (Stavrovouni), which is in located in Larnaca. Th...

Agioi Anargyri Monastery

About two kilometres from Fini, on the road which leads towards Agio Dimitrio, is the monastery of Agion Anargiron, from which the only thin...

Agios Geogios Alamanos Monastery

The Holly monastery of Agios Georgios Alamanos in Monagroulli is located at the south of the village beneath the highway of Limassol-Nicosia...

Agios Nikolaos Ton Gaton Monastery

Agios Nikolaos Ton Gatonor St. Nicholas of the Cats is considered as being the oldest as well as the first monastery in Cyprus. Agios Nik...

Monastery of Trooditissa

The Holly monastery of Trooditissis or just Trooditissa is a men’s Orthodox monastery in Cyprus which belongs to the Orthodox Church of Cy...

Agios Eraclidios Monastery

At a distance of a few kilometres from Nicosia is the monastery of Agios Eraclidios. It is built in between the olive trees of the village P...

Agios Ioannis Lampadistis Monastery - Kalopanayiotis

Agios Ioannis Lampadistis or Saint John Lampadistis Monastery is located opposite the village of Kalopanayiotis and it is build on the east ...

Archangelos Michael Monastery - Analyonta

To the southwest of Analyonta , on a green hill is the monastery of Archangelos Michail. The specific time of its construction is unknown. T...

Kykkos monastery

The Holy, Royal and Stavropegic Monastery of Kykkos (Greek:Ιερά Μονή Κύκκου), which lies 20 km west of Pedoulas, is one of the...

Machairas Monastery (Panagia Machaira)

The Holly Monastery of Machairas or Panagia Machaira is located at Troodos under the Machaira Mountain. Sometimes Machairas is also wri...

Agia Moni Monastery

The Monastery of Priests or Agia Moni monastery as it is well known as, is located in the Paphos district between the village Statos and the...

Agios Neophytos Monastery - Paphos

The Agios Neophytos Monastery is located near the village of Tala, about 10 kilometres north of Paphos. Agios Neophytos had originally carve...

Chrysorrogiatissa Monastery

Chrysorrogiatissa Monastery is located at a beautiful location near the Panagia village, west of the Paphos forest. The monastery was fou...

Minthis Hills Monastery

The Minthis Hills Monastery is located a little outside the community of Tsada in the Paphos district, and is located inside the greenery an...

Monastery of Panagia Chrysogialiotissa - Gialia Village

The Monastery of Panagia Chrysogialiotissa is located about 10 minutes passed the town of Polis Chrysochous in the village of Gialia in...

Monastery of Panagia Salamiotissa

One kilometre southeast from the Salamiou village is the Holly Monastery of Panagia Eleousis which has been renamed as Salamiotissas. The...

Panagia tou Sinti Monastery - Pentalia

Panagia tou Sinti or Panayia tou Sinti (in Greek: Παναγία του Σίντη ) is a remarkable cultural monument and is located in Pen...