On the southern coast of Lesvos, the second largest town of the island, Plomari city, is built amphitheatrically near the sea. The architecture of the town is amazing with old neoclassical mansions and old olive presses. Walls in bold colors and flowers planted in olive oil cans, paint a beautiful picture.
There are great beaches in Plomari. The seaside summer resort of Agios Isidoros, the western seaside neighborhood Ammoudeli, as well as the slightly further Melinda beach, are famous beyond locals and visitors. In summer period you can enjoy a daily cruise, while you can discover magnificent hidden beaches like ‘Panagia Krifti’. Accessed by sea, is a protected landscape of a picturesque little church, in a cave near a hot spring, secluded in a dramatic scenery of ancient olive trees, tall sharp-edged rocks and deep unexplored caverns. Melinda beach also
Walking routes in the mountainous Plomari and in its villages – well known as Plomaritoxoria – are distinguished for their geomorphology and rich vegetation of the 2.150.000 olive trees. One of the most beautiful trips in Plomari is in the gorge of the river Sedounta, which includes a great natural wealth and biodiversity, as well as cobbled paths, country churches, wooden bridges, watermills and old oil-presses.
In the old traditional cafés, which remain unchanged for a century now, you can enjoy a part of the traditional life of inhabitants, as they are places for meeting and to socializing. Plomari has a strong culture of ouzo and coffee and for the Plomarians visiting a coffeshop – kafeneio – is not just a habit. It is a daily ritual, where they can meet their friends, play backgammon, analyze current news and enjoy the great local gastronomy.
In both, Barbayannis ouzo museum and Arvaniti ouzo museum and distilleries, travelers can explore ouzo production or buy products.