LESBOS South - Plomari

Plomari is not only the second biggest town on the island, the first being the capital of Mytilini, but its also known as the Ouzo capital of Lesvos.The original town was named Potamos ( = River). The new town was built in 1842, following the pirates' attacks and when it was desided to leave Megalochori and live by the seaside. It went on to become an important commercial port with cultural life, beautiful beaches and other interesting places to visit, all of which makes it a great place to visit all year around.


The architecture of the town is a mix of tradition and imagination and a walk through the many small streets will reveal many surprises when least expected. Here you can also find the famous ouzo distilleries. Ouzo of Plomari is world famous and something you should try at least once! It is a genuine Greek product ( EU ruling ) . and Greece is the only country that has the right to produce it.

 When you visit you will have the opportunity to visit the unique Ouzo museum ( the only one of its kind ) which is located not very far from the Aegean Sun Hotel. The museum belongs to the Barbayanni family which is in the ouzo industry since 1860 and it’s located in front of the Barbayannis Ouzo Distilleries at the 1st km of the Plomari – Mytilini provincial road, on the way to Agios Isidoros.

Open : April 1st to October 15th Monday – Friday 9am – 4 p.m.  & October 16th to March 31st Monday – Friday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Closed at weekends - Entry free 

The mountainous villages around Plomari are of great interest too. Megalohori, Palaiohori, Neohori, Plagia, Kournela, Milies are some of the noticeable settlements.

Boats in Plomari

In the Museum visitors can see the original equipment used to bottle and label the famous Ouzo Barbayanni Blue as well as the first still constructed in 1858 in Constantinople, used for testing century old secrets and techniques and to compose the recipes of the Babayanni family. You can find out more at www.barbayanni-ouzo.com

Transport Information - There is a bus service daily, going to Mytilene and the other villages. The buses start from the central square. You can also take a taxi from the square in front of the park. If you need to call a taxi you can call at 22520-33331.

Useful phones - Police: 22520-32333
Health centre: 22520-32151
Cultural Centre: 22520-32113
Municipality of Plomari: 22520-32200

Distances to:

The nearest coast & beach at Ammoudelli 1 km

The beach at Agios Isidoros 3 km

Mytilini airport 47 km


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