Patmos Nightlife

The nightlife on the island of Patmos is mostly concentrated in Skala e di Hora, but do not expect nightlife until dawn. Tourism in Patmos is certainly not geared towards this type of holiday. Clubs tend to open for a few weeks in season, then close like flowers. Up in Hora at Plateia Agia Lesvias, there’s Kafe 1673, locally known as Astivi, where you can dance to whatever the DJ spins. In Skala, a sturdy standby — never fully “in” and never fully “out” — that survives each year’s fads is Consolato Music Club, to the left of the quay.

Skala also has the Kahlua Club, at the far end of the new port; and Sui Generis, behind the police station. Others recommended by visitors are Pyrgos Bar, Kafe Aman, Café Arion, Isalos, and Celine. On a more traditional note, Aloni Restaurant in Hora offers Greek music and dance performances in traditional costume a few nights each week in summer. We also suggest the Stoa Cafè; it is very popular with the island’s young people and tourists, especially those of Greek nationality. Most clubs charge a modest admission and tend to stay open into the early hours of the morning. And for those who do come for a more “ecclesiastical” experience, Patmos hosts an annual Festival of Religious Music in early September, featuring music from the Balkans, Russia, and Turkey as well as Greece. It gathers various artists from the international and Greek music scene as well as world-famous choirs. The festival is held under the Cave of the Apocalypse, the symbol of Christianity.