Athens, Greece: Where to find a Roman Catholic Mass
Since the main religion in the city is Greek Orthodox, you will have to do some searching to find a Roman Catholic Mass. Note that if you are unable to get to a Catholic mass when traveling, you can attend an Orthodox divine liturgy and it will satisfy your Sunday/holy day obligation. All Orthodox sacraments are considered valid by the Church. Of course, the service itself will be quite different from what you are used to back home.
Arriving by Air:
Most people arriving by air will be staying in Athens, we assume, so the list of churches below should serve your interests. There is a chapel in the airport, but we do not have any information as to whether any Catholic Masses are held there.
Arriving by cruise ship:
Piraeus is the port of Athens where cruise ships dock. It is about 9 miles (15 kilometers) from the center of Athens and serves as the gateway to the city. It has docks for the many ferries to the Greek islands and ports such as Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey. There are 2 cruise terminals. Terminal A and B, with most cruise lines using Terminal A. There are shuttle buses between the two.
Piraeus has one Catholic church:
St. Paul’s Church: Filonos 23 Peiraieus (Next to the cruise port)
Sunday Mass: English Mass 1:00 pm (September till June) 12:00 pm (July and August)
Other Masses in Greek and Spanish
Tel: +30 210-412 6166 Fax: +30 210-413 1666
email: [email protected]
Click here for the official website of St. Paul’s Church
Certainly one of the most ancient and fascinating cities, most Christian churches are Greek Orthodox; however, you can find sevral Roman Catholic churches throughout the city.
The main Roman Catholic church in Athens is the Cathedral Basilica of St. Dionysius the Areopagite the seat of the Archbishop of Athens. Masses are usually in Greek.
Address: Πανεπιστημίου και, Omirou, Athina 106 72, Greece
Tel: +30 21 0362 3603
No website that we know of.
Saint Denis Cathedral 24 Panepistimiou
email: [email protected]
Sunday & Feast Day Mass in English at 6:30 p.m.; Mon, Wed, Fri 0730 am in Greek; Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 0730 and 1830 in Greek
Holy Apostles Church
Mass Every Tuesday 10:00 am, 4th Sunday of the month 6:00 pm (From October till March), and 7:00 pm (from April till September)
Catholic Church of Saint John the Baptist, 11 Papanastasiou, Paleo Psychico, Tel 671-1410.
Mass every Sunday at 5:00 p.m. (October till March), 6:00 p.m. (April till September).
Chapel of St. Paul: Kokkinaki 4 Kifissia email: [email protected]
Sunday Mass 11:00 am Wednesday and Saturday 6:00 pm(October till March), 7:00 pm, (April til Sept)
Thessaloniki: Aminatou Syllipseos Tis Panayias, 19 Frangon, tel 031 539-550
Mass Sundays at
The Carmelites Chapel: 6, 25th Martiou, Paleo Iraklio tel 281-1667
Mass Thursdays at 8:30 a.m.
Sisters of Saint Joseph: 10 Harilaou Trikoupi, tel 360-0190
Tuesdays at 5:00 p.m.
Catholic Church of Saint John the Baptist: 11 Papanastasiou, Paleo Psychico,
Mass Sundays at 11:15 a.m.
Italian community: 7 Gilfordou (Victorias Sq), Tel 821-8928
Sisters of Saint Joseph: 10 Harilaou Trikoupi, Tel 360-0190
Mass 10:00 a.m. Sundays
Ieros Naos Christou Sotiros: 28 Michael Voda (nr Omonia), Tel 883-5911
Masses Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday Masses at 9:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m., 6:30 p.m.
Catholic Church of Saint John the Baptist: 11 Papanastasiou, Paleo Psychico, tel 671-1410
Mass Sundays at 6:00 p.m.
Saint Paul’s Catholic Church: 4 Kokkinaki, Kifissia (very close to the subway terminal), tel 801-2526. Masses held on Saturdays at 6:00 pm and Sundays at 8.30 am and 11am
Click here for a list of Roman Catholic churches in the Diocese of Athens.