The nightlife scene on Patmos, while not ecclesiastical, is a bit subdued compared to some Greek islands. 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, known as Astivi, where you can dance to whatever the DJ spins. In Skala, a 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. Most clubs charge a modest admission and tend to stay open into the early hours of the morning. And for those who come for a more "ecclesiastical" experience, Patmos hosts a Festival of Religious Music in September, featuring music from the Balkans, Russia, and Turkey as well as Greece.

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