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)

Agia Paraskevi Church - Geroskipou

Agia Paraskevi church is located in the vilage of Geroskipou in Paphos. The Byzantine church of Agia Paraskevi is worldwide recognised as an...

Agia Paraskevi Church - Mathiatis

The church of Agia Paraskevi is located in the village of Mathiatis, in the Nicosia district. It was built in 1728 as it is inscribed on ...

Agia Solomoni Church and catacombs

Agia Solomoni Church is situated just 1 k.m. away from Kato Paphos port and was originally a Christian catacomb and is home to 12th century ...

Agia Thekla Church - Pomos

To the east of the village of Pomos in the Paphos district   is the chapel of Agia Thekla. It is a simple temple with a semi curve...

Agia Varvara Chapel - Argaka Village

The chapel of Agia Varvara is located at the Argaka village in the Paphos district. It used to operate as a monastery however we do not know...

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 - Protaras

The Agioi Saranta Chapel is located in an iconic bay in Protaras close to the Church of Profitis Elias, in the Amochostos district...

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Panagia Eleousa Church - Kato Drys

The Panagia Eleousa Church is situated in the Kato Drys village in Larnaca. The church is located at the edge of the village towards the ...

Panagia Faneromeni (New church)

The new church of Panagia Faneromeni is located on the Panagia Faneromeni street on the south side of Larnaca, towards the Salt Lake. I...

Panagia Faneromeni Church (Old church)

The old Panagia Faneromeni church is located in the south side of the town of Larnaca on the road towards the Larnaca Salt Lake. In Greek...

Panagia Lambroforousa Chapel

North of the village of Kalavassos in the district of Larnaca and at a distance of about two and a half kilometres is the chapel of Panagia ...

Panagia Odigitria Church- Skarinou

The Panagia Odigitria Church is located in the village of Skarinou in the Larnaca district. It is the main church of the village and it b...

Panagia Petounta Chapel - Mazotos

The Panagia Petrounta Chapel is located in the village of Mazotos, in the Larnaca district. It is situated one and a half kilometres sout...

Panagia Theotokou Church

In the centre of the village of Kalavasos in the Larnaca district, between the stone built traditional houses is where the central church is...

Prophet Elias Chapel - Oroklini

The chapel of Prophet Elias is located in the village of Oroklini in the Larnaca district. It is an old chapel built at the mountain peak...

Saint George Chapel - Kalavasos

The Saint George Chapel is located south of Kalavasos in the district of Larnaca about three kilometres distance from the village, on the ro...

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Church of Timiou Prodromou - Agros

The church of Timiou Prodromou was built east of the village of Agros in the Limassol district around 1860. The church was built with the...

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

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 Eleousas Church - Agros

The Panagia Eleousa Church is located in the centre of the village of Agros in the Limassol district. The church was built in 1919 in the...

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...

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...

Saint George Chapel - Fini

Outside the village of Fini, towards the north there is a mountain cliff and between the pine trees is the chapel of Saint George. Taking...

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Archangelos Michael Church - Pedoulas

The Archangelos Michael church is located in the main part of Cyprus, within the Troodos mountains range. Here in the heart of the mountain ...

Archangelos Michael Church - Platanistasa Village

The Archangelos Michael Church is located in the Platanistasa village in the Nicosia district. The church is situated in the centre ...

Church of Agia Irene Chrysovalantou

The community of Anthoupoli in the Nicosia district was created in order to house the refugees of the Turkish invasion in 1974. At the same ...

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 ...

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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 - Gialia Village

The Agios Georgios Church is located in the village of Gialia, outside of Polis Chrysochous in the Paphos district. More specificall...

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 ...

Agios Stefanos Church - Lemba

The Holly Temple of Agios Stefanos is located in the Paphos district. In particular there are two temples which are dedicated to the Saint S...

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

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

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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