Plomari Village in Lesvos

Information About Plomari

Plomari village Lesvos: Plomari is the second largest town of Lesvos located 40 km south of Mytilene, the island's capital and main port. Today it counts on 4000 inhabitants most of whom are engaged in tourism and trade. The village is built amphitheatrically amidst lush green hills around the natural bay with stunning view to the Aegean. The entire settlement is quite picturesque with beautiful houses and colourful yards, narrow streets and fine churches. At the small squares around the village lie some traditional taverns and nice cafes under the shade of the trees.

Apart from its natural beauty, Plomari has a rich cultural and musical tradition. The cultural centre usually organized nice local festivities with local dances. Plomari is famous for the production of the excellent local ouzo, and the high-quality olive oil. The village displays a traditional layout where old stone built houses witness the long history of Plomari. Interesting sightseeings and numerous churches built in fabulous locations, on top of the rocks are the main attractions in Plomari. Plenty of accommodations, bars and taverns are available around the village.

Things To See And Do In Plomari

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Capital of ouzo
If you are a lover of ouzo and old buildings, you have come to the right place. The Plomari has plenty of both. I am not so sure if I fancy old buildings all that much, but ouzo, now that's a different matter altogether. Ever since I read about Plomari being the ouzo capital of the world, I have been dying to visit the village. The place produces some of the most famous ouzos in Greece. I drank liberal amounts of the famous Barbayiannis Ouzo as well as the Ouzo Giannatsi which is still made using traditional methods of distillation. Well, if you can tear yourself away sufficiently from the ouzo, Plomari can be quite an interesting place for sightseers, or so I gathered. Built amphitheatrically down to the sea, the town has a nice mix of great mansions, old buildings, ouzeries and olive presses, and the architecture is predominantly Ottoman. I had some great-tasting mezedes washed down with liberal amounts of ouzo, which is common on the menu of every restaurant or cafeneon in Plomari. I took a cab and went 10 km north to the village of Megalochori. Known as the Switzerland of Lesvos, the village was dotted with orchards and there is a small old church set in a courtyard filled with brightly colored flowers. Absolutely enchanting.

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