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. Yet those traveling to Greece, whether by land or on a cruise, will find opportunities to attend Mass in the following 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 Churches & Shrines in Mainland Greece:
Athens: Catholic Churches in Athens
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”)