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Catholic Shrines & Places of Interest in Greece


Greece, of course, is one of the most ancient of civilizations and we draw much from early philosophers.

The majority of the churches here are Greek Orthodox; however, there is a small minority of Roman Catholics in the country. And you won’t find too many Catholic Shrines here, either. Those traveling to Greece, whether by land or on a cruise, will find opportunities to attend Mass in various places.

It is also our understanding that if you cannot find a Roman Catholic church on a Holy Day of Obligation, you may attend a Mass at a Greek Orthodox Church.

As mentioned, many people take cruises of the Greek Islands and we encourage you to check out the Catholic churches on your cruise.

Greece has also become a popular wedding destination and many prospective brides dream of being married in one of its beautiful churches. However, this can be a bit more complicated than it might sound. We will have more information on that subject on our blog.


Catholic Places of interest in Mainland Greece:

Athens: Catholic Churches in Athens

Nafpaktos:  Site of the Battle of Lepanto (Our Lady of the Rosary)

Napflio: Catholic Church of the Transfiguration

Patras: The Basilica of St. Andrew

Thessaloniki:  Catholic Parishes of Thessaloniki


Catholic Churches & Shrines on the Greek Islands:

Cyprus:  Catholic Churches on Cyprus

Mykonos:  Catholic Churches on Mykonos

Patmos: The Cave of Saint John

Santorini: Fira,  Catholic Church of St. John the Baptist

Simi:  Panormitis Monastery (shrine to Saint Michael)

Tinos: Our Lady of Tinos (the “Lourdes of Greece”)


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