Saint Lazarus Church

Saint Lazarus Church

Visit the church of St. Lazarus where there are also the remains of the Saint

The Church of Saint Lazarus is a late-9th century church. It belongs to the Church of Cyprus, an autocephalous Greek Orthodox Church.

The Church of Saint Lazarus is named after the New Testament figure, Lazarus of Bethany, in which Jesus raised him from the dead. According to Orthodox tradition, sometime after the Resurrection of Christ, Lazarus was forced to flee Judea because of rumoured plots on his life and came to Cyprus. There he was appointed by Paul and Barnabas as the first Bishop of Kition (present-day Larnaka).

He is said to have lived for thirty more years and on his death was buried there. The Church of Saint Lazarus was built over the reputed tomb of Lazarus.

Working Hours:

  • Monday - Friday: 08:00 - 12:30 + 14:30 - 17:30.
  • Saturday - Sunday: 08:00 - 17:30.

Entrance: Free