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Cyprus Religion

Cyprus, that “ethereal and blessed land” that stands apart, serene and sacred with an irresistible fascination, is a paradise full of natural beauty, history, memories and culture. A most surprising feature is its density of monuments of religious devotion. It is an island of distinctive aura and charm, where the whole spectrum of Christianity’s historical and cultural development can be seen, from inception to the present day.

It is no coincidence that Cyprus – the island of beauty, where according to Greek myth the goddess Aphrodite was born – was chosen as the first place to receive the great message of the new faith on the advent of Christianity. Cyprus became the gateway through which the message of the Gospels spread throughout the length and breadth of the Ecumene. The first mission of the apostles Paul and Barnabas (the latter of Cypriot descent) occurred here in accordance with the will and wish of God: “..being sent forth by the Holy Ghost, departed unto Seleucia; and from thence they sailed to Cyprus” (Acts 12, 4).

This divine ‘choice’ – at the same time an ornament and endowment for the country – is expressed through the many monuments dedicated to prayer and devotion, but also through the plethora of holy men connected with the saintly island, thus endowing it with the expression “Cyprus the island of saints”.

Unesco World Heritage Churches

  • Agios Ioannis Lampadistis Church
  • Agios Nikolaos tis Stegis Church
  • Archangelos Michail Church
  • Metamorfosis tou Sotiros Church
  • Panagia Asinou Church
  • Panagia Podithou Church
  • Panagia tou Araka Church
  • Panagia tou Moutoulla Church
  • Stavros tou Agiasmati Church
  • Timios Stavros Church

 

Religious Routes

  • 1st Local Route of Lemesos Religious Route
  • 1st Local Route of Pafos Religious Route
  • 1st Local Route: Lefkosia – Old City of Lefkosia Religious Route
  • 2nd Local Route of Lefkosia Religious Route
  • 2nd Local Route of Lemesos Religious Route
  • 2nd Local Route of Pafos Religious Route
  • 3rd Local Route of Lefkosia Religious Route
  • 3rd Local Route of Lemesos Religious Route
  • 3rd Local Route of Pafos Religious Route
  • General Tour A to the West Religious Route
  • General Tour Β to the East Religious Route
  • Local Route of Larnaka Religious Route
  • Local Route: Larnaka – Ammochostos Religious Route
  • Monasticism and Asceticism – Route A Religious Route
  • Monasticism and Asceticism – Route B Religious Route
  • Monasticism and Asceticism – Route C Religious Route
  • Monasticism and Asceticism – Route D Religious Route
  • Monasticism and Asceticism – Route E Religious Route
  • Multi Cultural Christian Cyprus Tolerant to other Religions and Doctrines – Route B Religious Route
  • Multi Cultural Christian Cyprus Tolerant to other Religions and Doctrines – Route C Religious Route
  • Multi-Cultural Christian Cyprus Tolerant to other Religions and Doctrines Route A Religious Route
  • The Byzantine Art in Cyprus (East Route) Religious Route
  • The Byzantine Art in Cyprus (West Route) Religious Route
  • The Cypriot Monuments of UNESCO Religious Route
  • Worship of the Holy Cross in Cyprus Religious Route

Monasteries

  • Agia Napa Monastery
  • Agios Minas Convent
  • Agios Neofytos Monastery
  • Agios Nikolaos ton Gaton Convent
  • Archangelos Michail Convent
  • Chrysorrogiatissa Monastery
  • Kykkos Monastery
  • Machairas Monastery
  • Panagia tou Sinti Monastery
  • Stavrovouni Monastery

Churches

  • Agia Christina Church
  • Agia Paraskevi Byzantine Church
  • Agia Solomoni Church
  • Agios Antonios Byzantine Church
  • Agios Georgios Arperas Church
  • Agios Ioannis Cathedral
  • Agios Ioannis Lampadistis Church
  • Agios Lazaros Church
  • Agios Nikolaos tis Stegis Church
  • Angeloktisti Church
  • Archangelos Michail Church
  • Faneromeni Church
  • Frescoes at Agios Ioannis Lampadistis
  • Holy Cross Catholic Church
  • Lazanias Saint George’s Church
  • Metamorfosis tou Sotiros Church
  • Panagia Asinou Church
  • Panagia Chryseleousa Church
  • Panagia Chrysokourdaliotissa Church
  • Panagia Chrysospiliotissa Church
  • Panagia Podithou Church
  • Panagia tis Amasgou Church
  • Panagia tou Araka Church
  • Panagia tou Moutoulla Church
  • Royal Chapel
  • Saint Catherine’s Catholic Church
  • Stavros tou Agiasmati Church
  • Terra Santa Catholic Church
  • Timios Stavros Church