Catholic Church in Mykonos, Greece:
If you are planning on a cruise or just vacationing in Greece and your plans include the islands, then Mykonos is probably on your itinerary. The island is about 90 miles from the port of Athens and has roughly 10,000 permanent inhabitants. As you can imagine, the tourist season brings that number up considerably. Most Greek Island cruises spend a day here.
About Our Lady of the Holy Rosary on Mykonos:
There are reportedly over 400 churches on this island, but only one of them is Roman Catholic. That is Our Lady of the Holy Rosary, dedicated in 1668. Much of the church interior was destroyed by fire in May 1991 and the icon of Our Lady was damaged.
Restoration work was done and the church is now open and the icon is on display above the main altar. The Church is open for visitors every day in the summer from 8:00 a.m. to midnight.
Masses are offered every Sunday and on Holy Days at 7:00 p.m. during the summer months and at 11:00 a.m. every other Sunday during the winter months.
Click here for the link to the Church and contact information.
You can reach the pastor on the following phone number:
Tel: 30-69764-30870 (Please note that he does not speak English, but does speak Italian and Greek).
email: [email protected]
The Church is centrally located near the windmills.
Masses are also offered on the island of Paros, which is a stop on some Mediterranean cruises. If your cruise takes you to Mykonos, there are ferries that can take you on the one-hour trip to Paros from Mykonos and back for about 57 euros.
Parikia is the capital of Paros and has a population of about 3,000. The Catholic Church in Paros is Saint Anthony of Padua, located in the town of Parikia.