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Top Choice Cafe in Skala

Koukoumavla Bar

Imagine the love child of Tim Burton and Frida Kahlo opening a coffee house and you're getting close – interesting art spattered across green and orange walls, cool tunes, cocktails and excellent coffee. The 'owl' a…
Top Choice Bar in Skala

Art Café

Escape the harbour hubbub by climbing to a fabulous panoramic roof terrace then blissing out over sunset cocktails (€7 to €9) amid plump pillows and white-cushioned benches. The friendly German owner also serves gre…
Greek in Skala

AigaionEsti AigaionEsti

Skala's newest restaurant has wide-screen sea views, a smart interior of exposed stone and white walls, plus a menu featuring baby goat stew, wild boar, and squid with chilli and coriander. There's a wood-fired oven…
Seafood in Skala

Tzivaeri

Skala’s best option for a romantic feast spreads over a balcony terrace at the north end of the harbour. With its walls covered in shells, sponges and black-and-white photos, and the air thick with bouzouki music, i…
Jewellery in Skala

Thanos

Look for the left-field window display with coloured wigs, hidden down an alley, and enter this cave of finely wrought one-off pieces of pendants, bracelets, rings, earrings and precious stones, all made by the gift…
Arts & Crafts in Skala

Selene

One of the most eclectic and long-standing art shops on Patmos, Selene has a fascinating collection of ceramics, original (and very affordable) sculptures, plus paintings foraged from all over Greece, puppets, icons…
Taverna in Skala

Pantelis

Long-standing taverna, with locals and visitors alike packed onto tables on the narrow pedestrian street that runs parallel to the port. If you’re not feeling adventurous enough to try the smoky sea-urchin salad or …
Bar in Skala

Arion

Over 100 years old, this venerable, high-raftered, wood-panelled bar, at the heart of the waterfront, is a major local landmark and rendezvous point for locals. Travellers generally prefer to sit outside, watching t…
Taverna in Skala

Chiliomodi

Hidden in a back alley not far from the waterfront, Chiliomodi has been keeping travellers happy for over two decades with mouthwatering sea bream, salted cod, succulent sausages and various mezedhes to name a few. …
Cafe in Skala

Meltemi

Irresistible beach bar at the far end of the harbour that curves 500m north from the ferry dock. Sit on the sand savouring a cocktail as the sun sinks into the sea, or come earlier for breakfast, a midday sandwich, …