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.

Main photo by Giorgos Patroudakis for Ethnos newspaper