- Agios Isidoros beach in Plomari of Lesvos panoramic view Agios Isidoros beach in Plomari of Lesvos panoramic view
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- Vranas Ouzo Museum in Plomari of Lesvos Vranas Ouzo Museum in Plomari of Lesvos
Set off from eastern Plomari and, at a distance of just two kilometers from the great capital of ouzo, find yourself in Agios Isidoros, a wonderful, well-maintained beach with crystalline waters and pebbles in all colours of the rainbow. The Blue Flag beach ranks among the seven best beaches in the entire country of Greece and boasts one of the longest shorelines in the whole of Lesvos. A dip in its cool, emerald waters is an unimaginably rejuvenating experience.
Agios Isidoros is justifiably popular in the summer months. Privileged by its close proximity to Plomari, a small range of tourist amenities and a magnificent, well-maintained shore, Agios Isidoros is the perfect hideaway whether you wish to spend a relaxing day on the beach or combine your outing with a meal in one of the few seaside restaurants right by the shore.
If you find yourself in the south of Lesvos, do make the trip to Agios Isidoros, discover the wonderful equipped beach and go on a tour of the region. A few minutes’ drive away from the Agios Isidoros shore, Plomari offers a range of accommodation, dining and entertainment options to visitors.
Ammoudeli, a beach in the west of Plomari, is a nice spot for swimming.
The third largest settlement in southern Lesvos, Plomari is a lively location that continues to fascinate visitors with its atmosphere, sights and long history as formerly a commercial and industrial giant second only to Mytilene in industrial and commercial activity.
A variety of bars, cafes, tavernas and nightclubs operate on Plomari seafront. Plomari includes a large choice of hotels and apartments that will accommodate any requirement and budget.
Take a walk around the town and you will discover ample evidence of Plomari’s rich industrial history: numerous olive-presses, mills, tanneries and factories, the dockyards of Tarsanades (in fact, here lies one of the last remaining dockyards in the entirety of the island), the Plomarian Museum of Soap, the famous Barbagiannis Ouzo Distillery and Ouzo Museum.
Plomari is renowned as the homeland of ouzo, which continues to be produced in a total of 4 distilleries in the region. The Plomarian Ouzo Museum is located within the premises of the Barbagiannis distillery and a visit here is advisable if you are keen on becoming acquainted with the 150-year-old ouzo-making tradition of the Barbagiannis family, taking part in an Ouzo-tasting expedition and buying gifts of ouzo to take home. Tours of the Ouzo Museum are given in Greek or in English (Swedish, German and Dutch are available subject to prior arrangement).
The Museum is open between April 1st and October 15th, Monday to Friday, 09:00 am - 16:00 pm. Between October 16th and May31st, the Museum operates Monday to Friday, 10:00 am - 14:00 pm. It is open at weekends by prior arrangement only. Entrance is free.