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Plomari of Lesvos
Plomari is a port with dynamic tourist traffic and has been recorded as the homeland of ouzo and soap. It stands out for its architecture and road planning, as well as for the number of its old industrial buildings (olive mills, soap factories, shipyards, etc.).


The production of the famous ouzo was initially done in small local distilleries (which were called "rakaria"). After the end of the 19th century, the distilleries developed as well as the soap factories and became important handicrafts with considerable production for export, giving impetus to the primary sector of the island of Lesvos in general.

Today Plomari is a remarkable and popular tourist destination and at the same time a place of production of high quality products such as olive oil and ouzo Plomari. Plomari is highly used for tourism, with many hotel complexes, shops, taverns, cafes and shops with tourist items.

The beaches of the area are very popular. Among them are Agios Isidoros, Ammoudeli and the neighboring Melinda. The beach of Agios Isidoros Plomari is located just outside the village and is one of the largest and cleanest beaches on Lesvos. With its fine gravel, the organized beach and the guarantee of the Blue Flag, it is the ideal choice for bathers. The beaches of Melinda, Ammoudeli, Agia Varvara and Drota also stand out in the area.

In recent years, a small marina with a capacity of 60 boats has been operating in Plomari. Every summer a number of cultural events take place, the most important being the "Ouzo Festival" during the Nautical Week and the "Benjaminia". Ten kilometers north is Megalochori, the old Plomari, home of the wise Benjamin of Lesvia. The other mountain villages of Plomari Province are also of great interest. "Ta Plomaritochoria", as they are known, are picturesque settlements built on the slopes of Olympus, among the pines. Paleochori, Neochori, Plagia, Trigonas, Akrasi and Ampeliko offer the visitor a world of peace and natural beauty.

The World of Ouzo (Ouzo Plomariou Isidoros Arvanitos)
In Plomari, in the distillery of Ouzo Plomari Isidoros Arvanitis, there is an Ouzo Museum, with the name "The World of Ouzo". Visitors have the opportunity to learn about the history of Ouzo, to touch and smell the herbs and fruits of the Lesbian land, ingredients of Ouzo Plomari, to wander in the bottling area and to watch closely the whole rite of distillation that takes place traditionally in 18 small handmade copper abysses. At the same time, they can taste the Ouzo of Plomari, Isidoros Arvanitos, taking part in tastings, while in the area, there is a remarkable collection of museum objects.

Ouzo Museum (Varvagianni)
In Plomari there is an "Ouzo Museum" (on the premises of the Varvagianni distillery), where the visitor can see old distilleries and other tools of the way the product is produced, as well as documents indicating the ways of marketing and the markets in which it was exported.

Source: wikipedia
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