Travel to Plomari
Nestled on the captivating island of Lesvos, Plomari is a picturesque town in the south of one of the finest Greek Islands to experience the authentic hellenic countryside life. With its year-round appeal, Lesvos and Plomari offer endless opportunities to bask in the sun and sea during summer, while the winter invites exploration of the island’s nature, culture, and local way of life. Renowned as the hometown of ouzo, Plomari welcomes travelers seeking an ideal trip to Lesvos and the Aegean Sea. Unveil the charm of this authentic destination, and discover more about enchanting hotels, delightful restaurants, and captivating attractions on VisitPlomari.com.
It’s the allure of the sea, the warmth of the sun, the inviting beaches, and the charming picturesque houses. It’s the refreshing breeze that caresses you as you stroll by the port. It’s the distinct flavors of ouzo and the delectable local cuisine, infused with the richness of olive oil and the tantalizing taste of fresh fish. But above all, it’s the genuine hospitality and warmth of the people that sets Plomari apart. It’s the vibrant culture and the enchanting ambience that captivates your heart. That’s the true essence of Plomari.
Indulge in the best Plomari hotels, situated along the serene seaside near Ayios Isidoros and Ammoudeli Beach, or nestled amidst the nearby mountains, offering an enticing alternative for off-season trips and peaceful getaways. When planning your journey to Plomari, allow ample time to explore the captivating surroundings. It is advisable to reserve a minimum of four days to fully immerse yourself, while a week-long stay is highly recommended. In addition to hotels, Plomari provides a plethora of vacation rentals, catering to both budget-conscious travelers and those seeking a more exclusive experience.
In Plomari you will find numerous restaurants to taste traditional local recipes and fresh fish, accompanied with the famous local ouzo. Among the delicious mezé dishes that you may taste, don’t miss to try “loul’délia” (fried zucchini blossoms), “pastés sardéles” (salted sardines), “sfougáto” (eggs and zucchini in the pan), “fasólia mavromítika” (lobia beans). All of these dishes are created with inexpensive local ingredients, highlighting the history and culture of a poor village who used to create high-quality food from humble products.
There are magnificent beaches in Plomari where you can enjoy swimming in the crystal-clear waters of the Aegean Sea. Ayios Isidoros, the sandy and longest beach of the area in the east, Ammoudeli, a beautiful pebble beach in the west, Tarsanas, a small beach in the east of the marina, Melinda, 6 kms away from Plomari in the road to Paleochori and Ayia Varvara, 4 kms away from Plomari, just after Ayios Isidoros, are the main options for swimming near Plomari.
Plomari offers plenty attractions to visit during your stay. Churches, museums, magnificent landscapes and picturesque neighbourhoods are worthy to be visited. There are two ouzo museums created by two of the most famous ouzo brands of Plomari, Ouzo Barbayanni and Ouzo Isidoros Arvanitis. The Soap Industry Museum in Isa Mesa area and the Folklore Museum in the centre are two more attractions that can be visited. Walk in the streets of the inner neighbourhoods of the village, admire the old mansions and the traditional architecture, view the historic kafeneia (cafés) of the centre and visit both the main chuches and the small chapels that are scattered in the area.
There are plenty of local products that one must try and take back home. The most famous is the ouzo of Plomari; several brands create Greece’s most popular ouzo since the first decades of the 19th century. What makes Plomari’s ouzo that special is its unique quality; high-quality anise from Lisvori, fresh water from Plomari and the best ingredients from Lesvos are 100% distilled to create what is said to be the best ouzo of the world! Plomari’s Olive-Oil is another top-quality product that you need to try and buy on your way home. The olive oil of Plomari is created by the locals with olives picked every winter from the olive trees of Plomari area. Make sure to seek for the organic olive oil of the area. Other local products that you can find is ladotyri cheese and various diary products, olives and handcrafted souvenirs.
One of the best experiences one may have is to discover the area around Plomari itself. The villages of Plomari and the magnificent landscapes that combine sea with mountains offer an authentic experience of the Greek countryside. Visit Megalochori, the old Plomari, with its picturesque squares and beautiful churches, Paleochori and its haven Melinda, Akrasi and Ambeliko, Neochori, as well as Playia and Trigonas.