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Serifos Night Life Greece Greek Nightlife

Serifos has a surprisingly lively night scene considering the island's overall lack of commercialisation. Don't expect the wild partying of Mykonos, Ios or Santorini but stay around the port of Livadi after the sun goes down and you'll find enough music bars to keep you entertained until the small hours.

You could start your evening out with a visit to the outdoor cinema which opens in Livadi during the summer months. Afterwards, enjoy a cocktail or ouzo at one of the many bars and cafes which line the seafront. Meltemi is a good ouzeri near the yacht harbour and the Serifos Yacht Club (more of a small café bar really) becomes a buzzing waterfront spot as the evening draws on. The Isalos Hotel Complex includes the popular beachside Isalos Café where you can enjoy a sundowner while listening to music and enjoying wonderful views of the bay.

Down at Livadakia Beach, 700 metres south of the port, you'll find more bars and tavernas and the lively Heaven Pool Bar at Coralli Camp Site. The site is popular with young backpackers and the bar is the centre of evening activity down at the beach. Head for the Heaven Pool for cocktails, dance music and a good deal of gyrating flesh.

When it comes to dining, you won't find the wealth of international restaurants and fast food burger joints which proliferate on the more popular islands. But there are some great little fish tavernas and inexpensive restaurants serving good quality traditional Greek fare.

Stamatis in Livadi is a firm favourite with the locals as it serves delicious home made dishes at a reasonable price the stuffed vine leaves (dolmades) and rabbit casserole are particularly good. Perseus, on the waterfront, is one of the best places for fresh fish (you pay by the kilo) and Cyclades is another reliable eatery where you can be sure of good quality standard Greek dishes at a reasonable price. If you've had your fill of tzatziki and souvlaki, check out Hotel Anna which cooks up some tasty Italian dishes as well as the usual Greek offerings.

If you prefer to eat in the island's dazzling hill top capital Hora, try Stou Stratou in the main square or Zorba's Taverna opposite the town hall. Kafe Bar Sunrise is in a wonderful location with outdoor tables on the edge of the mountainside a good choice if you've got kids because there's a playground to keep them amused while you enjoy a sundowner or two. Remezzo, in Hora's main pedestrian street, is a lively al fresco café bar which serves snacks throughout the day and has music in the evening.

If you're in the mood for dancing after your meal you'll find most of the action centred in or around the small shopping mall in Livadi on the seafront, just up from the jetty. Captain Hook Bar above Krinas Travel is one of the hottest spots in town a rooftop dance club with a mix of international chart music and Greek hits (open 11pm till late).

Nearby Karnayia opens at 9am and offers cocktails and hits from the 70s and 80s. The Roman Café Bar, inside the mall, has a mellow scene with a pool table and a mix of jazz, blues, Latin and pop. Mouses and Metalleio are two popular dance spots which keep going till the early hours in high season.

Alter Ego and Agria Menta are the best bars to head for if you're more into Greek music than British and American summer hits.