Mykonos Areas | Agia Sofia
Mykonos is synonymous with vibrant and neverending nightlife, the eternal Greek summer and decadent parties. Of course, this is but one side of the coin, as this cycladic wonder is also home to majestic natural landscapes, vivid, colorful marine vistas and places of historic and sanctic significance that evoke feelings of terrible awe and grandeur within visitors from every corner of the world.
Indeed, Mykonos has many churches and chapels. Their total number exceeds 600 throughout the island. Most impressive in construction is the famous and much-photographed Panagia Paraportiani, a complex of five beautifully constructed churches. Another jewel is Panagia Tourliani, which was built in 1542 century by two hieromonks of the monastery of Ekatontapiliani of Paros, as mentioned by the inscription of the miraculous icon of the same era. Not being quite so profoundly famous or large is Agia Sofia in the namesake area, which possesses yet a deceptively captivating quality of serene harmony and piety which transfixes one’s imagination and fills him/her with awe.
It stands in a small yet quite fairytale-like neighborhood, complete with its own bakery and local taverns, a slice of Mykonos that remains unhindered by the bustling beating heart of its city center.
Where to stay
Pious Agia Sofia is courted by a handful of drop dead gorgeous resorts. Villa Apostolia is a 6-bedroom luxury resort able to accommodate up to 12 guests, while the 159m2 villa Natalie in Mykonos is ideal for families with children. With its’ XXL dimensions, Villa Isabella will appeal to those who appreciate the comfort of large spaces and good company and staying in Villa Catherine is an absolutely unmissable experience. Finally, Villa Luisa is a 4 bedroom high profile resort that commands the most grandiose of views.
Where to eat
Traditional moussaka, rich flavored pastitsio, grilled tuna and various vegetable puree - Agia Sofia is a good eater’s dream. Visit Agia Anna Bar and restaurant for delicious brunch and cold brews that will activate your inner “coffee addict”! Steamed mussels, spicy sauce shrimps and grilled salmon await you at Kadena Restaurant, a quality fooderie that keeps reinventing itself. Sample kaleidoscopic dishes and nutritious salads at Apaggio Restaurant, and take in the magnificent sea view. Classic and traditional Greek recipes are Nikolas Taverna Mykonos - Seafood Restaurant’s speciality, where juicy meat dishes and fresh greens blend in an explosion of taste and flavor. Equally homely and nostalgic, Kiki’s tavern is a staple in Agia Sofia and Mykonos in general.
Where to have fun
Party like royalties at Queen of Mykonos, the bar that exemplifies what nightlife Mykonos means at its best. This is a venue that brings together the feeling of indulgence and escapism, shedding all pretentiousness but retaining a classy glamor. Socialites and celebrities meet here for a never ending celebration of exceptional music and delicious beverages. Listen to melodic marvels at Montparnasse The Piano bar, where live music meets an extensive stock of wines and spirits. Dance like there’s no tomorrow at Guapaloca Mykonos, where famous DJs mix the hottest of musical hits.