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Plomari is considered to be the most important town in the south of Lesvos. It is built amphitheatrically, around the gully of Sedountas. It is a place that combines the glorious historical past with the lust for development.

Since the mid 19th century, has became the most important craft, commercial and industrial center of the island, apart from Mytilene, while it carries the designation of the homeland of Ouzo, that is produced in 4 distilleries in the region. The production of the famous Ouzo, used to be in small local distilleries called “rakaria”. Plomari’s coastal location has helped to its further development into an important shipping center, where flourishes the maritime trade.

Plomari’s entrance leads you to “Tarsanades”, one of the most historic dockyards of the Aegean. There were gathered sailors and experienced craftsmen who made a peculiar technical sailing for the Aegean markets. The history of the place is still alive due to renovated industrial buildings, such as mills, tanneries and soap industries that nowadays are turned into museums.

In the town’s center is the church of Saint Nicholas, which is built in 1847. Hallmark of the town is the plane tree’s (that is said to have been planted in 1813) central square.

“Polykentro” (Multicenter), formely operated as a soap factory, is Plomari’s heart of cultural events under the name of “Benjamin of Lesvos”. It was named in honor of the great Teacher who was born in Millos, in order to underline the importance of this area.

You can also find in Plomari an “Ouzo Museum” at the premises of the Varvagianni distillery, as well as a “Soap Museum” in Polykentro, demonstrating this way the importance that the production of such products have for the area.

As a part of its development activity, Plomari is evolved into a touristic resort with many hotel facilities and a variety of shops, restaurants, cafes and bars. The beach of Agios Isidoros, which lies on the eastern side of Plomari, only 2 kilometers away from the town, is one of the most beautiful and clean in Greece, winning every year the Blue Flag award. Another choise you have for swimming is Ammoudeli beach in the west.

It should be noted that Plomari can provide an open daily, 24 hour and fully equipped Health Center, which even has a state of the art system of telemedicine.

 

 

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