Plomari

Plomari

The birthplace of ouzo will enchant you with the deepest blue of its sea, the quaint streets, the tall houses with the enclosed balconies, the old cafe’s, the old olive press and soap factories. The plane tree in the center of the village is said to have been planted in 1847. Walk along the alleyways and you will find so many local ouzo distilleries. Varvayianni is one of the oldest and in fact you can visit its old factory which holds the Ouzo Museum. The Soap and the Folklore Museum are worth visiting also. Plomari offers everything you may need, hotels, apartments, studios, taverna’s, café’s, shops with local products but all in a small scale. Melinda and Agios Isidoros are the two nicest beaches around Plomari. Also, Panagia Krifti, a hidden church in a rock is a must and should be visited by boat from Plomari or Melinda. If you are interested in walking, the mountain area around Plomari offers great landscapes.

Plomari is located on the South of the island, 48 Khms. and about 1 hour’s drive from the capital Mytilene. You can reach Lesvos by plain or ferry and then catch a local bus from Mytilene, take a taxi or rent a car in order to go to Plomari. Should you wish to take the bus, you must go to the main bus stop (LESVOS KTEL) located in the center of Mytilene.

The birthplace of ouzo has so much more to offer than great food and superb ouzo by the sea. Take a stroll down the alleys and see the old fountains, the refurbished soap factory which is now a museum and the cultural center of Plomari, hosting many exhibitions and events. Explore the area’s history by visiting the Museum of Ouzo – Varvayianni, the Folklore Museum, the old Basilica of St. Nicolas and the church of Agia Paraskevi.

Plomari is a picturesque village with a traditional harbor and beautiful sea views. The beach of Agios Isidoros which is next to village is one of the nicest on Lesvos Island and there are many hotels and studios and apartments with great views. Along the beach or in the village of Plomari, you can sure to find the right accommodation that will make you love the traditional birth place of ouzo.

The best ouzo deserves local food at its best. Plomari offers such delicacies in almost every tavern you come across. Talk to the owners, ask them about their cuisine. You will find that the richest tastes come from the simplest recipes.