The Catholic Church of Panagia Rodario in Mykonos is located in Alefkandra square, close to the windmills above Chora.
It is the only Catholic church on Mykonos and serves the Catholics that live permanently on the island and the thousands of foreign tourists that visit Mykonos every summer.
The church was renovated in 1677 by bishop Leandros Xanthakis, as shown in an inscription above the entrance - it was initially built in 1668, though.
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The icon over the Holy Table shows the Virgin Mary and Jesus Christ between Saint Dominicus and Saint Catherine of Sienna. This icon was transferred to Mykonos from Venice in 1715. The floor of the church was then covered with marble, and a gold-plated arch was placed around the icon, after a donation of a local woman, Maroussa Vitali.
Unfortunately, part of the church was destroyed in a big fire on May 1st, 1991. The icon of the Virgin Mary was seriously damaged but was transferred to Tinos and repaired. In October 1997, the church was ready to welcome people again. Today, there are Services every Sunday evening for the Catholics, while Holy Masses are held at Christmas and Easter.
How to get there
The Catholic Church of Panagia Rodario is located in Mykonos Town, just a 5-minute walk away from Fabrika central bus station and from a parking lot.
Private transfers: We recommend using an online pre-booked transfer service, which provides transfer by taxi, minibus, or private VIP car and arranging a pickup directly from the port, airport, or your hotel. Alternatively, there’s the option of arranging a pickup by a local driver at the following numbers: 0030 694 764 1474, 0030 22890 22400, or booking your taxi online.
Car rental: There’s the option of renting a car and picking it up directly from the airport, port, or your hotel. Using a car rental allows visitors to discover Agrari beach and many other places of interest at their own pace.
Public transfers: Note that there are two central bus stations in Mykonos town: Fabrika and Old Port. There are bus connections between the bus stations and most areas of the island. Itineraries might change according to the season. Check the official timetableshere. Tip: Since buses don’t always stop at every scheduled stop of their itinerary, our advice to visitors is to inform the driver about their final destination in advance