Mykonos Churches

Mykonos Churches

Churches in Mykonos are everywhere like in all Greece. Traditionally built in the old days next to the field to give the blessing and protection.

Every family has his own chapel dedicated to the Saint or Our Lady of their choice. Some churches are very old and beautiful.

In Mykonos the most famous are the Orthodox Cathedral, Panagia Paraportiani, Saint Nicholas in the bay of Mykonos town and the Catholic church.

Visitîng a church can be a mystical experience. Please dress accordingly. Usually faithful pay respect to the icons, make a prayer and light a candle as a sign of devotion and to make their prayer lasting longer.

Major church celebrations includes Easter, Holy Week, Dormition of the Panagia (15 August). Over 95% of Greeks are Orthodox. Tinos island and the Basilica dedicated to Our Lady just in front of Mykonos is one of the most important pilgrimage site of Greece.