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Plomari is located in the southern part of Lesvos island, forty two kilometres from Mytilene, the capital. It is amphitheatrically built with a magnificent view over the blue sea of Aegean. Plomari stands out for its amazing architecture, the picturesque narrow streets, the amazing mansions, the traditional houses, the neoclassical kafeneia, the old churches, the innumerable fountains and bridges, as well as the unique buildings of the old olive presses, soap industries, tanneries and shipyards. Above all, Plomari is recognized as the home of ouzo. Today, there are four ouzo distilleries, which produce the famous, aromatic and smooth ouzo of Plomari. The village possesses an “Ouzo Museum” in the Varvayianis distillery, where visitors can see old stills and other implements used to produce ouzo and a “Soap Museum” in its cultural centre “Polykentro”, once a soap industry. The landmark of the village, the plane tree at the central square, is said to be there from 1813. The traditional tavernas offer creative and tempting cuisine using only pure local products and delicious titbits to accompany ouzo. A series of cultural events organised every summer, among which the most important are the “Ouzo Festival”, the Nautical week and the “Veniaminia”, in honour of the great Teacher “Beniamin the Lesvian”, who was born in Megalochori. The marvellous beach of Agios Isidoros is situated just 2 kilometres off Plomari. It is one of the cleanest beaches of Lesvos - voted as the 7th best beach in Greece at an Internet pole set up by the project “Clean Seas” - and it is definitely the ideal choice for sea lovers. Other beaches worth mentioning in the area are Ammoudeli, Agia Varvara, Drota and Melinda, a sandy beach at the mouth of a canyon choked with olive trees. From Melinda you can take a boat or continue on foot to Panayia Krifki (Hidden Mary), a church which is literally hidden from human sight. You will find it in a small bay next to warm sources. The church is built inside a rock and it is really worth visiting it. Eight kilometres off the northern end of Plomari is Megalochori, the old Plomari. It is known as the “Switzerland of Lesvos”, because of it’s high altitude, healthy climate, amazing forests and abundant running water. The two old churches of Mother Mary  and St. John were built in 1765 and 1795 respectively and are worth to be visited for their beautifully wood carved iconostases. There are also numerous quaint villages of the province of Plomari known as “Plomaritochoria”: Paleochori, Neochori, Akrasi, Ampeliko, Plagia and Trigonas, surrounded by endless olive groves, which offer visitors a peaceful atmosphere of unique natural beauty. Plomari is a place with slow rhythms of life and still an uncharted area that invites you and dares you to explore it.


 
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DEMINA STUDIOS

AGIOS ISIDOROS, PLOMARI  81 200
LESVOS ISLAND, GREECE
TEL: +30 22520 31880,  ATHENS TEL: +30 210 8019339,  
FAX: +30 210 6236830  
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